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North Korean Nukes Seen Hurting Trump Re-Election Prospects

  • Kim progressing on nuclear warhead to reach U.S., Hill says
  • Christopher Hill was key U.S. envoy for North Korea talks
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North Korea's Nukes Keep Getting Stronger

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North Korea will probably claim with credibility within four years that it can hit the U.S. with a nuclear weapon, a potential time bomb for Donald Trump’s re-election prospects, according to Christopher Hill, a former senior U.S. diplomat who led talks with the reclusive regime.

The chance of multi-country negotiations resuming soon with North Korea is “pretty much nil,” Hill said on Saturday in an interview in Singapore. The former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, who was ambassador to South Korea from 2004-2005, said Kim Jong Un was likely to keep improving his arsenal and the options for countering him were limited.