People walking in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photos/tasks
MOSCOW – North Korea (North Korea) may conduct a nuclear test in 2023, so such a development should not be ruled out.
Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, Andrey Kortunov, said this to TASS on Monday (30/1/2023).
He believes tougher rhetoric by the United States (US) or South Korea (South Korea) will not hinder the leadership of the DPRK (North Korea).
Analyzing the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the expert drew attention to South Korean President Yoon Sok-yeol’s statement in early January that South Korea could host other countries’ nuclear weapons or create their own, if the situation on the peninsula gets worse due to the nuclear program. North Korea.
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Yoon’s remarks came on the eve of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s visit to Seoul and Tokyo.
North Korea’s International Policy Science Society staff member Kim Dong-myung regarded the South Korean statement as “the beginning of confrontation and war” in the Asia-Pacific Region (APR).
Kortunov believes against this backdrop, it should not be ruled out that in its bid to retaliate, Pyongyang could conduct a nuclear test in 2023.
“We cannot rule out this possibility,” he said.
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