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N. Korea fires missiles, tensions increase: Analysis Updated: 2022-01-19 17:09:41 KST

North Korea test-fired a series of missiles this month while the U.S. is increasing pressure on the regime.
This comes amid the North recently re-opening its border with China which had been closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more, we have Dr. Go Myong-hyun, our senior North Korea analyst live in the studio.
Dr. Go, thank you for coming on.

North Korea says what it fired on Monday were tactical guided missiles.
South Korea and the U.S. say they seem to have been ballistic missiles.
What's the difference between the two weapons?

Do you think a series of weapons tests will lead to heavier U.S. sanctions on the regime?

The U.S. is increasing pressure on North Korea, but it seems the North is not really listening.
North Korea test-fired missiles four times this month alone.
Will we see more launches?

Meanwhile, North Korea resumed freight train operations with China, with trains reportedly carrying daily necessities.
What do you make of this?

What do you see in terms of the North re-opening its borders to places other than China?
The international community has shown interest in offering the regime COVID-19 vaccines for humanitarian purposes.

Dr. Go Myong-hyun from the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Many thanks for your insights.
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