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Regional Perspectives

North Korea presents weapons believed to be KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missiles

In addition to the two Koreas, the United States, China, Japan and Russia are also involved in the North Korea conflict. All actors condemn Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme and its confrontational policies. However, differing opinions regarding the negotiation process and its outcome complicate a diplomatic solution. For each actor, far more is at stake than just the North Korean nuclear weapons.