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Trump meets with man held hostage in Yemen

President Trump met with Danny Burch, the American held hostage in Yemen, and his family to the White House Wednesday. 

Burch was freed after he was held captive for a year and a half by Yemeni rebels. Burch had been living in the country and working for an oil company when he was abducted by armed gunmen in broad daylight in the capital of Sana, according to his family at the time. Sana is controlled by Iranian-backed Houthi revels, who are in an intense conflict with the Yemen government and Sunni countries led by Saudi Arabia. 

During the meeting, Mr. Trump addressed a report that North Korea is rebuilding one of its missile test sites, saying he would be very "disappointed" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if that was the case. The president's summit with Kim ended abruptly last week without a deal, after the North Koreans, in Mr. Trump's estimation, demanded too much without giving up enough. 

"I would be very disappointed if that were happening, very early report," the president said. "I would be very very disappointed in Chairman Kim and I don't think I will be."

AFP.

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