Submarine-launched ballistic missiles are seen during a military parade celebrating the 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. Photo:  KCNA/KNS via AFP/File
Submarine-launched ballistic missiles are seen during a military parade celebrating the 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. Photo: KCNA/KNS via AFP/File
North Korea

North Korea tensions: why is there a debate about accepting Pyongyang’s nuclear state status?

  • Since North Korea is unlikely to give up its weapons, accepting its nuclear programme could allow for some degree of inspection, one analyst said
  • Others argue that acceptance will undermine the global non-proliferation treaty and encourage other governments to undertake nuclear ambitions

Submarine-launched ballistic missiles are seen during a military parade celebrating the 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. Photo:  KCNA/KNS via AFP/File
Submarine-launched ballistic missiles are seen during a military parade celebrating the 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. Photo: KCNA/KNS via AFP/File
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