Saturday, August 12, 2017

Here's what North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants from the United States

At USA TODAY by  Editors

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is rushing to develop nuclear missiles that can reach the United States, saying they are needed to deter an attack on his country. 

If there are ever any talks with the Trump administration to defuse an increasingly dangerous crisis, here are five of Kim's demands — though he shouldn't count on getting them all met. 

Guarantees of no overthrow by U.S.

Before President Trump unleashed his incendiary attacks on Kim this week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the administration does not favor a regime change and seeks a diplomatic solution to halt the North's weapons program.

Kim looks at states like Iraq, where former dictator Saddam Hussein was overthrown by the United States, and believes that the only way for his country to ensure that his regime remains in power is through nuclear ambitions.

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