Dominance over south non-negotiable goal for N. Korea - expert

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Newstalk ZB staff,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Monday, 4 September 2017, 9:10a.m.
The rogue state's tested a hydrogen bomb, which rocked the country with a 5.2 magnitude shake. (Photo \ File)

North Korea's main goal is said to be dominance over the whole peninsula.

The rogue state's tested a hydrogen bomb, which rocked the country with a 5.2 magnitude shake.

Korea expert at Tufts University in the US, Sung-Yoon Lee, told Mike Hosking it's part of a bigger plan for the country.

"North Korea needs to be a menace, needs to be a credible threat to the United States in order to get the US to perhaps one day abandon South Korea."

He said dominance over the south is a non-negotiable goal for North Korea.

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