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N Korea's Kim tells Obama to call

Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman has returned from his controversial trip to North Korea with a message from its leader Kim Jong-un for President Barack Obama to give him a call. The US last week slammed North Korea for "wining and dining" Rodman.

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Rodman says N Korea's Kim wants Obama to 'call him'

Dennis Rodman told ABC's 'This Week' that Kim Jong-un is "a good guy to me". Credit: APTN

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has said his "friend", North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, wants Barack Obama to give him a call.

The basketball veteran dined with Kim during his trip with the Harlem Globetrotters to the isolated totalitarian nation last week and returned with a message for his president.

"He wants Obama to do one thing - call him," Rodman told US network ABC. "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."

Rodman added: "(Kim) loves basketball. And I said the same thing. I said, 'Obama loves basketball.' Let's start there."

A US official dismissed Rodman's comments, saying the White House already has communication channels with North Korea.

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