How US-North Korea tensions play into Kim Jong-un's hands

Some analysts say the drastic rise in tensions between North Korea and the US have played into the hands of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.

by

    Some analysts say the drastic rise in tensions between North Korea and the United States have played into the hands of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.

    They say that threats by the US help him improve his image and justify the use of more resources for North Korea's nuclear programme rather than resolving other issues, such as food shortages, in the country.

     

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay explains.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Russian and Syrian presidents meet to discuss strategy against 'terrorism' and political settlement options.

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    We talk to US Congressman Ro Khanna about power politics and debate Mohammed bin Salman's new strategy for the Kingdom.

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.