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North Korea Tests New Weapon, Rejects Role of U.S. Secretary of State

HeadlineApr 18, 2019

North Korea says it tested a new type of short-range guided weapon on Wednesday, in its first public acknowledgment of a weapons test since President Trump walked away from a U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi in February without a deal. North Korea also said it no longer wants U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to play a role in negotiations on denuclearization. A statement by the Korean Central News Agency said negotiators wanted someone to take the lead in talks who is “more careful and mature in communicating.”

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