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North Korean officials have made similar statements in the past, and then continued to threaten nuclear attacks on the United States and South Korea.
Thousands of delegates from around North Korea had been expected to attend the first congress to be held since 1980, before the 33-year-old Kim was born.
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North Korea expert Michael Madden says the congress won't be "Real World: Pyongyang," but it could reveal some very interesting details, like seeing which officials have and haven't been executed.
It's the third time in less than a month that attempted launches of a Musudan missile, which is supposed to have a range of around 1,800 miles, have fizzled for Pyongyang.
It was North Korea's second failed test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile in less than a month in the run-up to a key political event next week.