Analyzing North Korea: What could happen next?

Analyzing North Korea: What could happen next?

Rodman seems to be a favored guest of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as he's visited the nation several times over the past few years.

Rodman last visited North Korea in June and earlier trips stoked talk that he could facilitate a breakthrough between Pyongyang and Washington, although his comments on Kim have also drawn ridicule.

He also noted, "I've never seen anyone in my life have that much power". "I think that's a great connection for anyone in the world..."

Rodman, if you'll recall, enjoys a unusual affinity with Kim, even choosing to ignore the dictator's brutality to the people under his rule, people who know him told the Chicago Tribune.

Back in 2013, Trump appeared on "Fox and Friends" and endorsed Rodman's suggestion that former President Barack Obama and Kim have a phone call.

In the wake of North Korea's latest nuclear test, a new report from the Center for American Progress says that a new round of tough, smart, and carefully targeted sanctions could help avert a military conflict.




The Trump administration has rejected that proposal, saying military exercises are essential in the face of escalating North Korean tests and threats to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile near the USA territory of Guam.

Rodman emphasized that he's "all about bringing unity as far as sports, no politics". The five-time National Basketball Association champion supported Trump during his 2016 political campaign and appeared as a contestant on Trump's reality television show, Celebrity Apprentice.

Rodman said, "Piers, you know as well as I do, Donald can be a little insane sometimes..." President Donald Trump has failed to press a strategy that goes after North Korea and China in a sustained way. North Korea, the draft states, "shall immediately suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile program and ... immediately abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear nuclear programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner".

Rodman concluded the conversation by saying, "I don't love him [Kim]..."

"I am just trying to straighten things out for everyone to get along", Rodman explained.

The United States circulated the proposed resolution to the 14 other council members two days after Ambassador Nikki Haley called for the "strongest possible measures" to be imposed on North Korea.

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