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Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
Kim Jong Un hailed North Korea's nuclear program and recent satellite launch in a speech presented on the first day of the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea, state media outlet Korea Central TV reported late on Friday evening.
Kim, dressed in a suit and tie, was shown speaking to a packed congress at the April 25 House of Culture in a 10 p.m. news broadcast on KCTV following hours of uncertainty as to how events had progressed.