Madam Secretary

North Korea: Clinton looks like a ‘primary schoolgirl’

  I’m “speed-blogging” once again with a quick roundup of Hillary news: •Two days after Secretary Clinton compared North Korea’s leaders to “unruly teenagers,” the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement: “Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping.” (Really? North Korean schoolgirls wear pantsuits?) •Israel’s intelligence agencies minister has ...

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Getty photo 89181417, July 22, 2009 | ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images  

I’m “speed-blogging” once again with a quick roundup of Hillary news:

•Two days after Secretary Clinton compared North Korea’s leaders to “unruly teenagers,” the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement: “Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping.” (Really? North Korean schoolgirls wear pantsuits?)

•Israel’s intelligence agencies minister has criticized Clinton for saying that the United States is considering extending a “defense umbrella” over the Persian Gulf region to deter Iran.

•ASEAN has rejected Clinton’s suggestion that it should kick Burma out of the regional organization if it doesn’t free Aung San Suu Kyi.

•When asked about her presidential ambitions in a TV interview, Clinton said, “I doubt very much that anything like that will ever be part of my life.”

Photo: ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP
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