Ringing in the new year can make even the megalomaniac dictator of a personality cult state downright fuzzy with feelings of good will and prosperity. North Korea's Kim Jong Un was so excited about ringing in 2013 that he made a speech in which he sounded nothing like himself, which, in this case, isn't necessarily a bad thing. It could have the champagne and maybe a pot brownie or two, but the supreme leader delivered a surprise New Year's Day address in which he said he hoped to "remove confrontation" between the Koreas so the two countries — which are technically still at war — can reunite. Missing from his pep talk: any mention of North Korea's nuclear arms program. [Source]
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