ONN Regional Issues Manager and Senior Analyst Rachel Minyoung Lee commented on DPRK's latest rhetoric and use of language.
" 'The question is where all this is leading,' said Rachel Minyoung Lee, an analyst who closely monitors North Korean media. The decision to use more aggressive language must have been made at a relatively senior level, Lee said, but whether it will be accompanied by a change of North Korea's foreign and defense policies is less clear. 'They can talk tough, but it doesn't necessarily translate into action,' said Lee, an analyst with the Vienna-based Open Nuclear Network.
Kim's approach may be partly motivated by a desire to have his country be seen as a responsible nuclear weapons-possessing state, according to Lee."