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Responding to Threat of More Nuclear Tests, Trump Dubs North Korean Leader ‘Madman’

U.S. President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jung Un a “madman” after Kim indicated he soon may test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.  Kim made the announcement after warning he would match the president’s threatening words and new sanctions with equally provocative action. Trump responded to the reclusive North Korean leader Friday by renewing the rhetorical exchange between the two on Twitter. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never…

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Trump Critics Say U.N. Speech Undermines North Korea Diplomacy

President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally destroy North Korea,” which he made during his speech to the United Nations, could serve to justify the Kim Jong Un regime’s perceived need for a nuclear deterrence and undermine international support for increased sanctions and possible military action, according to regional security analysts. During his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Trump referred to the North Korean leader as “Rocket Man” on a suicide mission, warned that the authoritarian regime’s “reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles…

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