Kim visits military as Koreas slide into Cold War standoff

January 10, 2016 12:42 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader has taken a victory tour to celebrate the country’s widely disputed claim of a hydrogen bomb test, seeking to rally pride in an explosion viewed with outrage by much of the world and boost his domestic political goals.

Kim Jong Un’s first public comments about last week’s test came in a visit of military headquarters, where he called the explosion “a self-defensive step” meant to protect the region “from the danger of nuclear war caused by the U.S.-led imperialists,” according to a dispatch Sunday from state-run K...

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