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Putin says military strike against North Korea not sure to succeed

From Reuters - October 4, 2017

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that a military strike against North Korea designed to destroy its nuclear and missile program might not succeed because Pyongyang could havehidden military facilities that nobody knows about.

Russia is strongly opposed to the idea of such a strike, an idea U.S. President Donald Trump has floated, favoring a mixture of diplomacy and economic incentives instead.

But Putin, speaking at an energy forum in Moscow, mused on the subject on Wednesday, making it clear he had serious doubts about the military efficacy of such a move, as well as other political and moral concerns.

Can a global strike against North Korea be launched to disarm it? Yes. Will it achieve its aim? We dont know. Who knows what they have there and where. Nobody knows with 100 percent certainty as its a closed country.

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