Kim Jong Un: North Korea's Nuclear Forces Are a Reality, Not a Threat




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  • 2018-01-02 01:47:54Z
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat

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