North Korea | Sexy metal: the missing element in the Korean puzzle

Sexy metal: the missing element in the Korean puzzle

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo knows the importance of rare earth elements, and North Korea has reportedly found one of the world's biggest deposits 150km from Pyongyang; is this another factor behind the recent thaw with the US?

June 20, 2018 7:37 PM (UTC+8)
A THAAD missile system intercepts ballistic missiles during a test near the US in Sept 2013.
Photo: AFP/ DoD handout / Missile Defense Agency
A THAAD missile system intercepts ballistic missiles during a test near the US in Sept 2013. Photo: AFP/ DoD handout / Missile Defense Agency
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