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As the War of Words With North Korea Escalates, So Does the Risk of Real War

Sep 25, 2017 | 19:13 GMT
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong leaves his hotel in New York on Sept. 25, headed to a news conference in which he accused the United States of declaring war.

Over the past week, the rhetoric between the United States and North Korea has rapidly escalated. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded to U.S. President Donald Trump's Sept. 19 U.N. speech by saying that Pyongyang was seriously considering the "highest level of hard-line countermeasures in history."

(JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea's foreign minister accused Washington of declaring war and argued that any concrete action Pyongyang takes against the United States now would be defensive....

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