• News Alert: North Korea rejects diplomacy, for now

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    A North Korean official on Monday reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East Coast of the mainland US," telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal.

    North Korea is not ruling out diplomacy, but "before we can engage in diplomacy with the Trump administration, we want to send a clear message that the DPRK has a reliable defensive and offensive capability to counter any aggression from the United States," the official said.

    A North Korean diplomat, meanwhile, publicly expressed anger on Monday over reports that a US-South Korean plan, to which hackers gained access, included the "decapitation" of the regime's leadership.

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