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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in an unknown location in North Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 15, 2017

    Trump Praises Kim Jong-Un's 'Very Wise Decision' Not to Attack Guam

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    US President Donald Trump has published a tweet on Wednesday praising North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un's 'very wise decision' not to attack Guam.

    The US President addressed North Korea's supreme leader's apparent decision to pull back on his earlier threat to test fire ballistic missiles off the coast of the US Pacific territory of Guam.

    On Monday, North Korea's state news agency KCNA reported that Kim Jong-un had been briefed on a missile test next to the US Pacific territory of Guam.

    Around that time, US surveillance satellites allegedly detected a movement of the North Korean missile launcher.

    The following day, however, the North Korean leader expressed hope the United States undertakes the right decision to diminish tensions on the Korean peninsula.

    Tensions between the two countries escalated dramatically since the inauguration of Donald Trump in January, affecting North Korea's relations with its neighboring countries such as China. On August 9, responding to North Korea's pledge to retaliate following a unanimous UN Security Council adoption of US-drafted sanctions, Trump pledged "fire and fury" if Pyongyang continued issuing threats.

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