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The Latest: UN leader 'troubled' by rhetoric on North Korea


August 11, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times EDT):

5 p.m.

The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "troubled" by the escalating rhetoric from all sides in the North Korea nuclear dispute.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric says Guterres "welcomes all initiatives that will help de-escalate the tensions and a return to diplomacy."

Asked Thursday whether the secretary-general could be a mediator, Dujarric says, "He is always willing to do so."

The U.N. in the past has had an envoy for North Korea, but Dujarric says "every situation is d...

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