Ex-basketball star delivers Kim message


Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star known more for his body piercings and tattoos than 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’s This Week programme a few days after an unlikely meeting with Kim in the North Korea capital Pyongyang, where Rodman was working on a documentary about basketball.

Rodman had extremely rare access to Kim. They attended a basketball game, where they were seen laughing and talking at courtside, and also had dinner together.

“He wants Obama to do one thing – call him,” said Rodman. “He said, ‘If you can, Dennis. I don’t want [to] do war. I don’t want to do war.’ He said that to me.” – (Reuters)