Ep.108 N. Korea’s first UN report and the reason for its criticism of the S. Korea-U.S. joint drill
World Ch. Schedule : TUE 20:00 KST
Date : 2021-07-20
N. Korea has officially reported to the UN of its food and medical shortages. Watchers consider the reclusive state’s address of its crisis unprecedented despite Kim Jong-un’s public acknowledgment of his regime’s food shortage during a meeting last month. Meanwhile, as Pyeongyang started slamming Seoul and Washington for their preparation for the joint military exercise slated for August, U.S. strategic commander Charles Richards, who is in charge of one of three U.S. nuclear strategies, has visited Seoul to meet with his S. Korean counterpart and inspect the alliance’s deterrence against N. Korea’s nuclear program. This week, we invite experts to analyze why N. Korea has revealed its financial shortcomings for the first time through its UN report and why it has started criticizing the S. Korea-U.S. joint military drill, which is still a month away from kicking off.