Kim Yeong-ik

Crisis in Korea

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The increasing tensions on the Korean peninsula over the last few months have brought a renewed sense of insecurity to many in the region. The two Koreas are no strangers to these sorts of tensions, but this time the crisis has prompted some to make comparisons with the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.

On 30 March, North Korea even announced that "inter-Korean relations are in a state of war" and later claimed that it would restart its suspended nuclear enrichment facility at Yongbyon. Many commentators have also speculated that North Korea would launch a ballistic missile or carry out a fourth nuclear test.

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