Commuters at the Seoul train station watch a live television broadcast of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a parade in Pyongyang on April 15. Seoul’s close proximity across the border, well within range of countless North Korean artillery batteries, has imbued in South Koreans an extreme aversion to war throughout seven decades of uneasy, often outright hostile, relations with their neighbour. Photo:AP

Why Kim Jong-un’s warnings of nuclear war will fail to impress US and South Korea

John Power says heated rhetoric and brinkmanship have defined the peninsula since the end of the Korean war, and Seoul and Washington have always known better than to give in to Pyongyang’s provocations

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Commuters at the Seoul train station watch a live television broadcast of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a parade in Pyongyang on April 15. Seoul’s close proximity across the border, well within range of countless North Korean artillery batteries, has imbued in South Koreans an extreme aversion to war throughout seven decades of uneasy, often outright hostile, relations with their neighbour. Photo:AP
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