The destruction of the DPRK's relations office appears to be the first step in a provocation aimed at boosting its negotiating power with Washington and Seoul ahead of the November presidential election in the United States.

Experts have made it clear that it is unlikely that any sanctions it wants from the United States will be held before the election. North Korea will continue to increase its military and non-military threats in preparation Neither for President Donald Trump nor for the first term for Vice President Joe Biden, according to analysts.

"This is only the opening bid," Sue Mi Terry, who served as the Korean director on the National Security Council of former President George W. Bush and Barack Obama, told Yonhap News Agency. By Chhouk Bora