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Here's what to watch as N Korea ratchets up nuclear threat against the West

North Korea's nuclear capabilities may have risen to a stage where the US may not be able to offer enough incentives to roll them back

North Korean Kim Jong Un
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File Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Jon Herskovitz | ​Bloomberg
North Korea set off a fresh cycle of provocations by firing three missiles in two days, issuing threats to the US over its joint military drills and parading in Pyongyang its newest rockets designed to deliver nuclear warheads to the American mainland.
Leader Kim Jong Un opened the year with a pledge to exponentially increase his nuclear arms program and has ignored repeated calls to return to stalled US-led talks on winding down his atomic ambitions.

After weathering global sanctions for a series of nuclear and missile tests in 2017, Kim likely sees little chance of more coming: Long-time partners China and

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First Published: Feb 20 2023 | 1:01 PM IST

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