The new year began ominously with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declaring that, in the absence of American concessions, a self-imposed moratorium on atomic bomb and intercontinental ballistic missile tests would end and a new ‘strategic weapon’ would soon be unveiled. Photo: AFP / KCNA via KNS The new year began ominously with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declaring that, in the absence of American concessions, a self-imposed moratorium on atomic bomb and intercontinental ballistic missile tests would end and a new ‘strategic weapon’ would soon be unveiled. Photo: AFP / KCNA via KNS
The new year began ominously with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declaring that, in the absence of American concessions, a self-imposed moratorium on atomic bomb and intercontinental ballistic missile tests would end and a new ‘strategic weapon’ would soon be unveiled. Photo: AFP / KCNA via KNS
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Flexibility needed on North Korean sanctions in bid to end deadlock

  • With Pyongyang warning it will resume missile tests and unveil a new weapon over US failure to meet its expectations, the time has come to make allowances

The new year began ominously with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declaring that, in the absence of American concessions, a self-imposed moratorium on atomic bomb and intercontinental ballistic missile tests would end and a new ‘strategic weapon’ would soon be unveiled. Photo: AFP / KCNA via KNS The new year began ominously with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declaring that, in the absence of American concessions, a self-imposed moratorium on atomic bomb and intercontinental ballistic missile tests would end and a new ‘strategic weapon’ would soon be unveiled. Photo: AFP / KCNA via KNS
The new year began ominously with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declaring that, in the absence of American concessions, a self-imposed moratorium on atomic bomb and intercontinental ballistic missile tests would end and a new ‘strategic weapon’ would soon be unveiled. Photo: AFP / KCNA via KNS
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