Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s Address

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Kim Jong-Un's New Year's Address

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Trump disgracefully calls Kim a "madman," a characterization applying to him, not North Korea's leader, his country's security gravely threatened by possible US aggression.

In a New Year's address, Kim showed he wants peace, not war. He's "open to dialogue" with Seoul, a willingness to participate in the February Olympics, saying: 

"North Korea's participation in the Winter Games will be a good opportunity to show the unity of the people, and we hope the Games will be a success."

Officials from both countries may meet to discuss DPRK participation.

Kim stressed the importance of his country's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, deterrents against possible US aggression, not to wage war he opposes.

His address was a diplomatic message of outreach and peace. South Korean Pre
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