Dueling Hotheads The War of Words that Could Go Nuclear

President Trump's "fire and fury" tirade against the regime of Kim Jong Un has escalated tensions with North Korea. A military conflict with the country would have catastrophic results. Is there still a diplomatic way out of this mess?
Donald Trump gave his "fire and fury" tirade on Tuesday.

Donald Trump gave his "fire and fury" tirade on Tuesday.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can boast that he has filfilled his family's legacy of seeking to create a nuclear weapon.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can boast that he has filfilled his family's legacy of seeking to create a nuclear weapon.

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A recent DER SPIEGEL cover depicts Kim and Trump

A recent DER SPIEGEL cover depicts Kim and Trump

Foto: DER SPIEGEL
Foto: DER SPIEGEL
Anti-American protesters in Pyongyang: Even the latest UN sanctions against North Korea are unlikely to deter Kim from continuing with his nuclear program.

Anti-American protesters in Pyongyang: Even the latest UN sanctions against North Korea are unlikely to deter Kim from continuing with his nuclear program.

Foto: KIM WON-JIN / AFP