May 17, 2022

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North Korea’s “byungjin line” will succeed: NK Pro expert poll

Results contradict line from Seoul that parallel development of nukes and economy is impossible

A major poll of North Korea experts and individuals working in the DPRK has revealed the vast majority of respondents believe that Kim Jong Un's controversial policy to pursue the parallel development of the economy and nuclear weapons capabilities will in some way succeed.

The survey, conducted by the NK News-affiliated NK Pro service, was sent out to 200 North Korea-focused professionals around the world, of which 49 responded.