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Tighten the North Korea sanctions. It's the only way

North Korea isn't stopping. Whether the powerful nuclear device it detonated earlier this month really is compatible with an intercontinental ballistic missile matters far less than the fact that the Kim Jong Un regime now stands on the verge of nuclear breakout. Simply put, Kim is ever closer to being able to kill millions of people outside North Korea, not least Americans.

Which is precisely the message behind Pyongyang's repeated missile tests - with more threatened - and Kim's bluster barrage over the last several months.

Kim is driven

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