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Trump's 'bigger nuke' threat keeps N-Korea's Kim 'on his toes': Nikki Haley

Haley said North Korea should be clear that the United States will not reduce pressure on Kim


US President Donald Trump’s tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s has kept Kim “on his toes” and makes clear the risks of a nuclear standoff, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday. After Kim asserted that he had a nuclear button at the ready, Trump last week dismissed the taunt by saying in a tweet that the US button at his disposal was bigger and more powerful. The comment drew criticism, including from former Vice President Joe Biden, who said it caused allies to lose confidence in ...

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 08:27 IST