North Korean accuses US President Joe Biden of ‘provocation’ following criticism of missile tests.
North Korea often practises so-called “weaponised diplomacy”: firing ballistic missiles to send a message to the world.
It appears Thursday’s test of two short-range missiles was aimed at its traditional foe, the United States.
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President Joe Biden said the US will respond if threatened, but he is open to diplomacy.
North Korea hit back by labelling Biden’s comments a “provocation”.
Denuclearisation talks with North Korea stalled under former President Donald Trump.
So, how will Biden take on one of the US’s most delicate diplomatic challenges?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Yang Uk – Adjunct professor at the Graduate School of National Defense Strategy at Hannam University
Robert Kelly – Professor of political science and diplomacy at Pusan National Universit
Tariq Rauf – Former head of the Verification and Security Policy Co-ordination Office at the International Atomic Energy Agency