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

North Korea writes to other countries that chance of nuclear war rises

War of words continues as North Korea responds to Trump jibes

ARIANA KING, Nikkei staff writer, and KAZUKI KAGAYA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

NEW YORK/TOKYO -- The war of words between the U.S. and North Korea escalated Monday, as North Korean state media announced that a parliamentary committee had sent an open letter to the parliaments of other countries warning that recent comments by U.S. President Donald Trump had raised the chances of nuclear war.

The letter was sent Sunday by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly, according to the Korean Central News Agency. 

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