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Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.
Responding to North Korea’s announcement of a shift to a more aggressive policy towards Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on New Year’s Eve offered media brief reactions largely dismissing the shift as a concern.
DPRK leader Kim Jong Un announced in a plenum speech released Wednesday morning that the country intends to step up military pressure on Washington through “developing strategic weapons,” putting “on constant alert [our] powerful nuclear deterrent,” and making a “shift to a shocking actual action to make [the U.S.] pay for the pains sustained by our people.”