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People at the Pyongyang Train Station in North Korea cheer as they watch the news broadcast announcing leader Kim Jong Un's order to test-fire the newly developed inter-continental ballistic missile Hwasong-15. Jon Chol Jin/AP hide caption

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The wreckage of a boat is seen along a sea wall in Yurihonjo in Japan's Akita Prefecture on Friday. A number of boats thought to be from North Korea — including some carrying dead bodies — have washed up the Japanese coast in recent weeks. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Newly released closed-circuit television footage shows a North Korean soldier sprinting south across the border last week while his fellow soldiers fire on him. Screengrab by NPR/United Nations Command hide caption

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South Korean and U.S. marine fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula during a training on Aug. 31, 2017 in Gangwon-do, South Korea. Handout/South Korean Defense Ministry hide caption

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An undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Sept. 16 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a launching drill of the Hwasong-12 ballistic missile at an undisclosed location. Kim vowed to complete North Korea's nuclear force despite sanctions, state media reported. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. To Impose More Sanctions On North Korea, But How Effective Will They Be?

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President Trump appears with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a Monday Cabinet meeting, where he announced North Korea would again be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism. Evan Vucci /AP hide caption

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Trump Designating North Korea As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism

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President Trump speaks Wednesday morning at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. He praised the country for its postwar growth and promised to protect it against North Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump smiles with South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a joint news conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday. Jung Yeon-Je/AP hide caption

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President Trump, standing with his wife, Melania, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaks Monday in Tokyo at a meeting with the families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea. At center rear is Koichiro Iizuka, whose mother, Yaeko Taguchi, was abducted by North Korean agents in 1978. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Families Of Japanese Abducted By North Korea Hope For Help From Trump

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President Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in before the Northeast Asia Security dinner at the U.S. Consulate General in Hamburg, Germany, on July 6. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President Trump Is Going To Asia: What To Watch For At Each Stop

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