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Congressman Plays Down North Korean Threat

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) says the latest saber-rattling is an empty threat

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An American lawmaker is downplaying North Korean threats to strike the U.S. mainland, but worries Pyongyang is picking a fight with other nations in Asia.

Republican Congressman Peter King is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a member of the House Committee on Intelligence. Appearing on ABC's This Week program, King was asked if a North Korean threat to launch missiles against the United States should be taken seriously.