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Rising Tensions in North Korea

Wednesday 19th April / presented by Em Burrows

The ongoing diplomatic situation between the United States and North Korea continues to raise concerns.

However, there’s a growing concern that if tensions escalate between the two nations, Australia could become involved in the dispute.

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says North Korea’s nuclear weapons program pose a “serious threat” to Australia.

Ms Bishop, who supports the United States change of strategy, also says all options, including military action, are on the table, unless North Korea’s Nuclear program is stopped by the International community.

What’s true and what’s rhetoric?

We turn to ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies Research Associate Dr Leonid Petrov.

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