Ex-professional basketball star Dennis Rodman says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does not want war with the US. He just wants President Barack Obama to call him.
Rodman, the highest-profile American to meet the new North Korean leader since Kim took power in December 2011 after his father’s death, says Obama and Kim share a love of basketball, so “let’s start there.”
Rodman is just back from a visit to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and spent two days with Kim.
The State Department on March 1 distanced itself from Rodman’s visit.
The trip took place amid strained ties between the US and North Korea over the North’s recent underground nuclear test. Rodman spoke on ABC television’s “This Week.”
1. high-profile adj.
高知名度的；備受矚目的 (kao1 zhi1 ming2 du4 de5; bei4 shou4 zhu3 mu4 de5)
例: The country has broken out a series of high-profile corruption cases.
2. distance from v. phr.
疏遠 (shu1 yuan3)
例: It is always good for you to distance yourself from negative people.
3. take place v. phr.
發生；舉行 (fa1 sheng1; ju3 xing2)
例: The match takes place on Monday.