John Kerry

John Kerry Compares Kim Jong-un to Saddam Hussein

Says the recent execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle is a sign of how insecure the North Korean leader is

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Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking exclusively to ABC's Martha Raddatz for "This Week," compared the reported arrest and execution of the uncle of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to the actions taken by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and said they were an "ominous sign of the instability" in North Korea.

"It really reminded me of a video that we saw of Saddam Hussein doing the same thing, having people plucked out of an audience, and people sitting there sweating, and nobody daring to move or do anything," Kerry said during an interview in Vietnam yesterday.

Kerry told Raddatz that the actions taken by the mysterious young leader of the secretive regime show his true nature.

"It tells us a lot about, first of all, how ruthless and reckless he is. And it also tells us a lot about how insecure he is, to a certain degree," he said.

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  1. Kerry told Raddatz that the actions taken by the mysterious young leader of the secretive regime show his true nature. “It tells us a lot about, first of all, how ruthless and reckless he is. And it also tells us a lot about how insecure he is, to a certain degree,” he said.

    And what does the extrajudicial assassination of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki tell us about the leader of the United States, Mr. Kerry?

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