North Korea nuclear ambition lives in the gap between US and China – so close it | Scott Snyder

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Kim Jong-un’s latest test shows the need for international action to reduce instability in north-east Asia and work towards transformation in Pyongyang

The direction of North Korea’s nuclear program has been clear for more than a decade, since it first tested a nuclear device in October 2006. But the pace has quickened, with two nuclear tests and tests of several missile platforms that will reduce warning time and extend North Korea’s capability to credibly deliver a nuclear weapon. The North Koreans have insisted that that they are a “permanent” nuclear state and have signalled that the US is their ultimate target, threatening nuclear strikes on the mainland.

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