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Kim Promises ‘Shocking’ Action and Says He Has New Weapon

  • Leader urges ‘shocking’ response to U.S. led sanctions regime
  • Trump offers muted response, calling Kim ‘man of his word’
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WATCH: Kim declared he’s no longer bound by his pledge to halt major missile tests and he will debut a new “strategic weapon.”(Source: Bloomberg)
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Kim Jong Un declared he was no longer bound by his pledge to halt major missile tests and would soon debut a “new strategic weapon,” adding to President Donald Trump’s foreign policy concerns in a politically charged election year.

The North Korean leader told a gathering of party officials in Pyongyang that U.S. actions left him no choice but to reconsider commitments that underpinned three unprecedented meetings with Trump over the past 18 months, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday. Kim called for “shocking actual action” to make the U.S. “pay for the pains” suffered by North Korea under the Washington-led sanctions regime, KCNA said.