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>> North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, warned the United States that he is ready to defend his country, if he feels it's threatened.>> The entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, and a nuclear button is always on my desk.>> But he also said he was open to dialog with South Korea.
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In his televised New Years Day speech, Kim called for lowering military tensions on the Korean Peninsula. And improving ties with the South. And he said he'd consider sending a delegation to the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in February. The speech comes after a year dominated by escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
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In September, North Korea tested intercontinental ballistic missiles, and conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. In defiance of international warnings and sanctions. A spokesperson for South Korean President Moon Jae-in said they were still reviewing Kim's New Year's Day speech. U.S. President Donald Trump would only say, we'll see.
00:00:58
When reporters asked for his reaction, as he walked into a New Year's Eve celebration in Florida.