March 02, 2024

Whizzing to Oz? Australia in Kim Jong Un’s line of fire

Pyongyang’s latest bluster echoes unofficial threats it disowned a decade ago

Are Canberra or Sydney in Kim Jong Un’s crosshairs? Two recent reports have put DPRK-Australia relations in the spotlight. And, as usual, Pyongyang is firing off mixed messages.

A month ago, on September 24, the Foreign Affairs Committee of North Korea’s Supreme People's Assembly (SPA), which once a year purports to be a legislature, sent what it called an “open letter to parliaments of different countries."

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