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A dramatic increase in rhetoric emerging from the North Korean leadership in recent months has fuelled concerns over exactly what the country’s nuclear capabilities are and whether it is prepared to use them. The secretive and internationally-isolated state has threatened to launch a nuclear attack on the USA and go to war with its neighbours on the Korean peninsula. In the absence of official diplomatic channels between North Korea and most of the rest of the world, and with the lack of any independently verifiable information from the country, it is the uncertainty and the unpredictability of the regime led by Kim Jong-un that is unsettling diplomats, citizens and international financial markets.
Just how serious is the nuclear threat posed by North Korea? Is the belligerent rhetoric to be believed? Join euronews’ coverage, the news and analysis of the unfolding situation in the Korean peninsula.