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North Korea and the US take their verbal sparring to the UN

Insults fly as Pyongyang blasts 'declaration of war' by a 'deranged' Trump

Kim Jong Un, left, and Donald Trump have been trading increasingly strong insults and threats over recent weeks.   © Reuters

NEW YORK/TOKYO The war of words between Washington and Pyongyang escalated with North Korea sending an open letter to foreign parliaments warning that recent comments by U.S. President Donald Trump have increased the chances of nuclear war.

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