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North Korea celebrates 74th anniversary as Pyongyang passes new nuclear law

North Koreans marked the country’s 74th anniversary on September 9, 2022, by visiting statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. The day before, state media reported the country had passed a law declaring itself an “irreversible” nuclear power. The move effectively eliminated the possibility of denuclearisation talks, tabled since 2019.

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