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Time To Talk To North Korea, Former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn Says

Former Georgia Senater Sam Nunn, co-chair and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, spoke with WABE's Denis O'Hayer in Nunn's office in downtown Atlanta, on March 10, 2017.
Former Georgia Senater Sam Nunn, co-chair and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, spoke with WABE's Denis O'Hayer in Nunn's office in downtown Atlanta, on March 10, 2017.
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Former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn, co-chair and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, speaking with Denis O’Hayer on “Morning Edition”

This week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins a trip to Asia, with scheduled visits to Japan, South Korea, and China.  Tensions have increased in the a region after North Korea recently conducted new tests of missiles, which North Korea says could carry nuclear warheads.

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Former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, a Democrat from Georgia, is the co-chair and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. In part one of a conversation with Denis O’Hayer on “Morning Edition, Nunn talked about how serious a threat North Korea poses, and about the complicated diplomacy he says the new Trump administration must pursue to head off the possibility of a nuclear confrontation with that country.

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