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North Korea Seeks Pompeo’s Removal From Talks, Tests New Weapon

  • Kim Jong Un seeks to drive wedge between Trump, top aides
  • Regime also tests mystery weapon in signal of displeasure
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North Korea Tests New 'Tactical Weapon'
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North Korea attempted to turn up the heat on the U.S., demanding that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo be removed from nuclear negotiations and test-firing a new mystery weapon.

A senior North Korean diplomat on Thursday accused Pompeo of “reckless remarks” that had undermined talks between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, and urged his replacement as the U.S. point man. While the regime has criticized Pompeo often since Trump’s first meeting with Kim in June, it was the first time an official had formally demanded his replacement.