Obama urged to call Pyongyang

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’.”