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By Thomas McKinless

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In a tense exchange at a news briefing Wednesday, State Department Spokesperson John Kirby said the administration will not acknowledge North Korea as a nuclear state. When pressed that the administration was simply denying reality, Kirby asserted that there’s “a difference between dealing with what we know it is developing … and officially accepting or recognizing it,” Kirby said.

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