North Korea's Kim Jong Un Blames South for 'Mistrust,' Calls for Talks

January 1, 2016 9:37 AM

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blamed South Korea Friday for increased mistrust in a New Year speech that addressed recent heightened tension between the rival countries.

The speech was Kim's fourth since becoming leader in 2011 when his father, Kim Jong Il, died, sparking a long and turbulent succession process marked by several bloody purges in the isolated country.

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