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."
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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