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Haley says North Korea's leader in 'state of paranoia'

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 01:31

After North Korea launched its latest ballistic missile, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, in an interview with ABC News, said this incident was a result of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un's 'state of paranoia'. Colette Luke reports.

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blasted North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch Sunday saying it stemmed from leader Kim Jong Un's "state of paranoia" In an interview with ABC News, Haley said, "I think you first have to get into Kim Jong Un's head, which is he's in a state of paranoia. He's incredibly concerned about anything and everything around him, I think this was a message to South Korea after the election and so what we're going to do is continue to tighten the screws. He feels it. He absolutely feels it. And we're going to continue, whether it's sanctions, whether it's press statements, anything that we have to do, we're going to do." President Trump, at the beginning of the month, said he would be quote 'honored' to meet with the North Korean leader.. but with the recent incident by Pyongyang, Haley said "Having a missile test is not the way to sit down with the president, because he's absolutely not going to do it." North Korea on Sunday fired off a ballistic missile that landed in the sea between North Korea and Japan, also 60 miles from Russia. The missile flew 430 miles and reached of altitude of more than 1200 miles, according to officials in South Korea and Japan. North Korea is widely believed to be developing an intercontinental missile tipped with a nuclear weapon that is capable of reaching the United States. Trump has vowed not to let that happen.

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Haley says North Korea's leader in 'state of paranoia'

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 01:31