Escalating rhetoric and confrontational behavior between the U.S. and North Korea have dominated international headlines over the past week. Both countries are armed with nuclear capabilities and locked in a standoff.
On Radio Times Wednesday, Marty Moss-Coane was joined by Jenny Town, assistant director of the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and managing editor of the DPRK-focused publication, 38 North. She explained to Marty that, “this is the [time of year] in which rhetoric coming out of North Korea is high to begin with,” partially due to the birthday of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sung.
Marty went on to ask about North Korea’s failed nuclear missile test over the weekend, and if there was any credence to the rumors that the U.S. used cyber-espionage to foil the launch.
To hear more about U.S.-North Korea relations, listen to the full interview on Radio Times.