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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has repeated his warning that Pyongyang could “pre-emptively” use its nuclear weaponry to counter hostile forces, state media reported Saturday.

Kim told top military officers that to “maintain the absolute superiority” of North Korea’s armed forces, the country should be able to “pre-emptively and thoroughly contain and frustrate all dangerous attempts and threatening moves … if necessary,” the official KCNA news agency reported.

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