The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. N. Korea Snubs Ban Ki-moon, Makes Explosive Claim

    So much for red-carpet treatment. The Hermit Kingdom has rescinded the secretary general’s invitation a day before he was due to visit the Kaesong economic zone jointly run by the North and South. Ban characterized Pyongyang’s decision to cancel what would have been the first visit from a U.N. chief since 1993 as “deeply regrettable.” No explanation was given, but it was quickly followed by claims that the North can miniaturize nuclear weapons — sure signs of Kim Jong Un’s lack of appetite for reconciliation.


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