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Evidently Dennis Rodman isn’t the diplomat we thought he was. Just days after the flamboyant NBA legend returned from a non-White House approved trip to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, the country has unleashed a new series of threats against the United States. After the United Nations Security Counsel voted to increase sanctions on the reclusive country in response to recent weapons tests, things escalated rather quickly. North Korea’s thoughtful, measured response to the sanctions was to immediately threaten the U.S. with a “preemptive nuclear attack”.

Intelligence officials, however, say that the North Korean military still does not actually have the capacity for a nuclear missile launch. The new round of sanctions are aimed at preventing the North Korean regime from funneling money to illegal weapons programs. The regime is thought to be spending millions on unauthorized tests, despite international reports that millions of people in North Korea remain chronically malnourished. Human rights groups also say that millions of North Korean citizens face deplorable conditions while being held in secret prison camps