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North Korea holds mass rally

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 00:54

A mass rally takes place in Pyongyang a day after the end of North Korea's first ruling Workers' Party congress in 36 years. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION North Korea held a mass rally in Pyongyang on Tuesday (May 10) a day after the first congress in 36 years by the ruling Workers' Party drew to a close. The president of China, which has grown increasingly frustrated over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons, congratulated its leader, Kim Jong Un, on his promotion to chairman of the ruling party, North Korean state media said on Tuesday. Kim, 33, the third-generation leader of isolated North Korea, added the title of chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Monday. China's official Xinhua news agency cited Xi as saying that friendship between the two countries "was personally forged and carefully fostered by the two countries' leaderships of the older generation". There was no direct mention of North Korea's nuclear programme. North Korea said it would strengthen its defensive nuclear weapons capability, a decision adopted in defiance of U.N. resolutions. China, North Korea's chief ally and main trading partner, backed tough U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea in March following the North's fourth nuclear test in January.

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North Korea holds mass rally

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 00:54