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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Saturday. Tillerson acknowledged the U.S. has direct contact with North Korea over its nuclear program. China is seen as crucial in helping to avert a military confrontation. Lintao Zhang/AP hide caption

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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho leaves his hotel in New York on Monday. Ri says President Trump's tweets amount to a declaration of war against North Korea — and that the country can now defend itself under international law. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trucks drive over the Friendship Bridge, from the North Korean town of Sinuiju to the Chinese border city of Dandong on Sept. 5. China says it will ban textile imports from North Korea. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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TV screens at a store in Seoul, South Korea, show news coverage of the latest exchange of insults between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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President Trump applauded the U.N. Security Council for its recent votes to impose tough economic sanctions on North Korea, during an address to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR/Ipsos Poll: Half Of Americans Don't Trust Trump On North Korea

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People at the Seoul Railway Station in the South Korean capital watch a TV report on North Korea's missile launch on Friday, days after the U.N. Security Council adopted new sanctions against Pyongyang. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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Pedestrians walk in front of a large video screen in Tokyo broadcasting a news report about North Korea's latest missile test that passed over Japan early Friday morning. Toru Yamanaka /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan

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