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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: PART AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman said on Thursday (December 19) that North Korea's politics were not his business as he prepared to visit his "friend" Kim Jong Un. Speaking to Reuters at his hotel in Beijing before boarding a minibus to the airport, Rodman said he was looking forward to seeing supreme leader Kim Jong Un again. "I felt like, you know, we've been friends for years, so it's like, I haven't seen him in a few months, so it will be cool, it will be cool to see him again. I mean, we have a good time together," he said. Rodman has visited Pyongyang on two other occasions, during which he spent time dining as a Kim's guest. But his third trip comes amid political tension surrounding the execution of leader Kim's uncle. In a rare admission of factionalism within the North Korean government, Jang Song Thaek was purged and then executed last wee