Fragile and under pressure, but Kim Jong-un won’t give up

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The North Korean leader’s surprise freeze of his nuclear programme is less a genuine move than a diplomatic manoeuvre, say experts

Rockets, satellites, missiles and atoms pepper the landscape in Pyongyang. They are the anchors of funfair rides, feature in extravagant floral tributes to the country’s “dear” and “supreme” leaders from the Kim dynasty, and appear on stamps, apartment buildings and school walls.

These celebrations of the country’s weapons programme serve as a constant reminder to residents and visitors of how critical North Korea’s nuclear project has been to its national identity and security.

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