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President Donald Trump (R) makes a gesture as he meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their US-North Korea summit meeting at the Capella Hotel on Singapore Sentosa Island on June 12, 2018.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday that the Obama administration "was so close to starting a major war with North Korea" when the details were requested about the second summit between the United States and North Korea.
In the wake of Trump's statements, Ben Rhodes, a great help to Obama's national security, he wrote on Twitter that the United States was not "on the edge of the war with North Korea."
Since 2011, the North Korean leader has fired more than 90 missiles and conducted four nuclear tests, which is more than what his father, Kim Jong Il, and his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, have launched in a period of 27 years . Only in 2017, Kim launched 24 missiles and completed North Korea's largest nuclear test.
North Korea is the only nation to test nuclear weapons in this century.