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'There Is a Chance That We Could End Up Having a Major, Major Conflict With North Korea'

President Trump, in an interview with Reuters, also said while he would “love to solve things diplomatically … it’s very difficult.”
Source: Carlos Barria / Reuters

President Trump says “[t]here is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea.” The comments, which were made to Reuters in an interview, come two days after senior members of his administration, in a joint statement, tried to defuse tensions with the communist state, saying the U.S. remained open to talks.

Trump suggested in the interview that while he would “love to solve things diplomatically … it’s very difficult.” The subject of North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program has been a

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