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    Will North Korea Rethink Missile Tests, Talks?

    Despite the “mysteriously wonderful” chemistry between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a top Pyongyang diplomat claimed Friday that Kim’s still mulling whether to stick to his country’s moratorium on nuclear tests and missile launches. Citing an “atmosphere of hostility and mistrust” allegedly created by top U.S. diplomats, Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said Kim would soon announce his decision — including on whether denuclearization talks would continue.

    What’s happened since last month’s talks? After Trump backed away, claiming Pyongyang wanted all U.S sanctions lifted, reports have emerged of North Korean efforts to rebuild a key launch facility.

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