U.S. Official: N.Korea a 'Hellish Nightmare'

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A top U.S. arms negotiator says North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is a tyrannical dictator who lives like royalty while much of his country lives in a "hellish nightmare." John Bolton's comments come amid uncertainty over prospects for new talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Washington has said it will meet with North Korea only in a multilateral forum. Hear NPR's Vicky O'Hara.



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