Obama urged to call Pyongyang

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Dennis Rodman, the former US National Basketball Association star known more for his body piercings and tattoos than any international diplomacy skills, said yesterday he returned from North Korea with a message from its leader Kim Jong-un for president Barack Obama – “Call me.”

Rodman appeared on ABC television a few days after an unlikely meeting with Kim in the North Korea capital Pyongyang, where Rodman was working on a documentary about basketball.

“He wants Obama to do one thing – call him,” Rodman said. “He said: ‘I don’t want [to] do war’.”

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