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North Korean defector warns Lester Holt of country’s increasing nuclear competence

  • During an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt on Sunday, a high-profile North Korean defector warned the United States that dictator Kim Jong Un’s regime is not only nuclear-capable, but possibly poised for attack.
  • Thae Yong Ho, who fled to South Korea with his family in August after serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom, said the rogue state “has reached a very significant level of nuclear development.”

  • “If Kim Jong Un has nuclear weapons and ICBMs, he can do anything,” he told Holt. “So, I think the world should be ready to deal with this kind of person.” Read more. (4/3/2017 2:00 PM)