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In this May 10, 2016, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves at parade participants at the Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. If North Korea has been a foreign policy headache for Barack Obama’s presidency, it threatens to be a migraine for his successor. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino, second left, awards the silver trophy to Japanese captain Fuka Nagano after the final game against North Korea at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup at Amman International Stadium in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Infantino says the U-17 Women's World Cup hosted by Jordan shows that "women's football is not only confined to some parts of the world." Infantino spoke late Friday, after attending the final match in which North Korea defeated Japan 5:4 in a penalty shootout. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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North Korea players celebrate after they won the final game of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup against Japan, at Amman International Stadium in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. The North Korean beat Japan in penalty kicks to win the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. North Korea defeated Japan 5:4 in a penalty shootout.(AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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Air traffic controllers and pilots stand with their ultralight aircraft on the tarmac of the Mirim Air Club on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Until a few months ago, if you wanted a bird's eye view of North Korea's capital there was basically only one option: a 150-meter tall tower across the river from Kim Il Sung Square. With the support of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has vowed to give North Koreans more modern and "cultured" ways to spend their leisure time, a Pyongyang flying club has started offering short flights over some of the capital's major sights. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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An ultralight aircraft flies over the city of Pyongyang on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in North Korea. Until a few months ago, if you wanted a bird's eye view of North Korea's capital there was basically only one option: a 150-meter tall tower across the river from Kim Il Sung Square. Now, if you have the cash, you can climb into the backseat of an ultralight aircraft. With the support of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has vowed to give North Koreans more modern and "cultured" ways to spend their leisure time, a Pyongyang flying club has started offering short flights over some of the capital's major sights. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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North Koreans watch an aerial display on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Wonsan, North Korea. North Korea on Saturday opened an air festival featuring sky diving, demonstrations by its air force and lots of beer to promote a newly renovated and upgraded commercial airport in the coastal city of Wonsan that it hopes will draw for foreign tourists. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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North Koreans shield their eyes from the sun as they watch an aerial display on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Wonsan, North Korea. North Korea on Saturday opened an air festival featuring sky diving, demonstrations by its air force and lots of beer to promote a newly renovated and upgraded commercial airport in the coastal city of Wonsan that it hopes will draw for foreign tourists. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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People watch a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, South Korea's military said, in a show of force timed to the G-20 economic summit in China. The letters on the screen read: "North Korea, ballistic missiles to east coast." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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In this undated photo distributed on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, by the North Korean government, a missile is launched at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

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People pass by a TV news program showing a file footage of North Korea's ballistic missile that the North claimed to have launched from underwater, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea in an apparent protest against the start of annual South Korea-U.S. military drills, Seoul's military said. The letters read "North Korea fired a missile during UFG, Ulchi Freedom Guardian." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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South Korean Army soldiers prepare to fire 105mm howitzers during an exercise in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. A medium-range ballistic missile fired Wednesday by North Korea flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan's territorial waters, Seoul and Tokyo officials said, one of the longest flights by a North Korean missile.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Illustration on China's relationship with a nuclear North Korea by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves to spectators and participants of a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism." (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

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Kim Jong-un is expected take center stage for a final consolidation of his power at once-in-a-generation party congress in nuclear-armed North Korea.

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In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivers remarks at a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea's biggest political convention in decades opens in Pyongyang on May 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File) **FILE**

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North Korea Satellite Technology Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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South Korean army soldiers pass by a TV news program showing a file footage of a missile launch conducted by North Korea at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 15, 2016. A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed, South Korean and U.S. defense officials said Friday. The letters at a screen read: "North Korea launched a missile from its east coast." (AP Photo/Ahnn Young-joon)

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North Korea's Nuclear Threat: Assessment, Global Responses and Solutions cover (March 30, 2016)

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In this March 18, 2016 photo, people watch a TV screen showing a file footage of a missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, soon after North Korea defied U.N. resolutions by firing a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea. It's a demand North Korea has been making for decades: The U.S. and South Korea must immediately suspend their annual military exercises if they want peace on the Korean Peninsula. And, once again, it's a demand that is falling on deaf ears. This year's exercises are bigger than ever before and reportedly include training to take out Kim Jong Un himself. For Pyongyang's ruling regime, that's a bridge too far. But probably not far enough to fire the first shots over. The letters on the screen read "North Korea fired a missile against the ongoing joint military exercises, dubbed Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, between South Korea and the United States." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

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Nuclear Negotiations with North Korea Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times