Top CIA official contradicts Trump’s ‘madman’ rhetoric, says Kim Jong Un is a ‘very rational actor’

A top CIA official has countered the common “madman” narrative surrounding North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, telling an audience in Washington DC that he’s a “very rational actor.”

This contradicts President Donald Trump’s statements that Kim is a “madman,” though that may have been more a subjective statement than a technical assessment.

“The last person who wants conflict on the [Korean peninsula] is Kim Jong Un,” said Yong Suk Lee, the deputy assistant director of the CIA’s newly created Korea Mission Center, according to the Washington Times.

Source: Top CIA official contradicts Trump’s ‘madman’ rhetoric, says Kim Jong Un is a ‘very rational actor’

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