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SEOUL — North Korea’s high-profile nuclear threats despite international warnings of consequences that could jeopardize the country’s economic future signals instability in Kim Jong-Un’s regime that could trigger internal backlash, an analyst here said.
The destitute nation, during its final stage of preparations for a third nuclear test, increasingly ratcheted up tensions with the United States and South Korea, and even released a YouTube video that shows New York destroyed by a missile attack.
At the same time, the North staged a series of events to instill a sense of patriotism among its people by proclaiming that the country was facing a grave crisis and described toughened international sanctions on its recent long-range rocket launch as a U.S.-led “smear campaign to topple” the communist regime.
The third nuclear test, possibly a simultaneous and multiple-device explosion based on both plutonium and uranium, would give North Korea an indisputable nuclear state status, the source said.
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