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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea ballistic missiles deliver blow to Trump and Moon

Kim Jong Un has little intention of abandoning nuclear arms, analysts say

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un supervises missile launches in this photo supplied by the Korean Central News Agency.   © Reuters

SEOUL/WASHINGTON -- North Korea's missile tests have finally managed to elicit an angry response from South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Moon, who has pushed for warmer ties with the North since coming to power, has long tried to remain upbeat about prospects for cooperation with Pyongyang. But last week's rocket launches and the pair of short-range missiles fired on Thursday appear to have dampened his optimism.

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