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Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea?

North Korea is restarting a nuclear reactor, while saying it now considers itself in a ‘state of war’. How do you feel?

South Korean marines stand on their K-55 self-propelled howitzers during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the border village of Panmunjom.
South Korean marines stand on their K-55 self-propelled howitzers during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the border village of Panmunjom.
Image: Ahn Young-joon/AP

THE NEWS that North Korea will resume activities at a nuclear plant which has lay closed for six years is the latest indication of rising tensions between Pyongyang and its southern neighbour.

The plant is thought to be the sole source of plutonium for North Korea’s weapons programme – and news of its reopening comes after it declared a ‘state of war’ with South Korea, and prepared its rockets for a strike at targets in the South and the United States.

South Korea, for its own part, has threatened a swift response to end what it sees as provocation from the North, saying it would respond to initial combat “without any political considerations”.

North Korea’s military power has long been questioned: the country is evidently moving towards nuclear capability, but the country also has a history of making bold rhetorical statements about the South and the United States without ever following through on threats.

So, this morning we’re wondering: are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea?


Poll Results:

No (2998)
I'm not sure (1999)
Yes (1284)



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