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‘Major, major conflict with North Korea’ possible, Trump says

He said he’d prefer to resolve the stand-off peacefully, but that military action wasn’t being taken off the table.

DONALD TRUMP HAS said the US could end up in a “major, major” conflict with North Korea, following weeks of heightening tensions with the isolated Asian state.

“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” the US President said in an interview with Reuters. 

He said he’d prefer to resolve the stand-off peacefully, but that military action wasn’t being taken off the table.

Trump also praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for efforts trying to rein in Pyongyang.

And when asked about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and whether he believed him to be rational, Trump said:

He’s 27 years old. His father dies, took over a regime. So say what you want but that is not easy, especially at that age.
I’m not giving him credit or not giving him credit, I’m just saying that’s a very hard thing to do. As to whether or not he’s rational, I have no opinion on it. I hope he’s rational.

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