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Make N. Korea deal

| Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, 8:57 p.m.

The escalating tension on the Korean Peninsula brings into focus a point that has not much been made in the media. How great an accomplishment was it for the Obama administration to get Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons program? A nuclear confrontation in the Near East had the potential to trigger an Armageddon scenario far more dreadful than that in Korea.

Trump and the Republicans have consistently badmouthed the Iran deal. Don't they wish that a similar arrangement could be made with North Korea? Such an outcome will require level-headed negotiation, not belligerent bluster. Unfortunately, the only thing level-headed about our so-called president is his hair.

Richard Krepski

Highland Park

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