Is Another North Korea Nuclear Test Imminent?

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Is Another North Korea Nuclear Test Imminent?

by Stephen Lendman

How will Washington respond if another test is conducted? Is US aggression a real or saber-rattling option?

Last month, Secretary of State Tillerson said "(l)et me be very clear. The policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures. All options are on the table."

"(I)f (North Korea) elevate(s) the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action, then, (the option of war is) on the table. (A) comprehensive set of capabilities" is being developed.

Last week in Seoul, South Korea, Vice President Pence repeated Tillerson's warning, adding Pyongyang "would do well not to test (Trump's) resolve."

Any DPRK use of nuclear weapons would be met with "an overwhelming and effective response," he blustered. Trump said US "patience…in this regi
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