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Google+ Hangout: Richard Engel answers questions on North Korea

The latest threat of war from North Korea came Tuesday as Pyongyang warned foreigners in South Korea to leave the country because they were at risk in the event of conflict. Soaring tensions in the region have been fueled by North Korean anger over the imposition of U.N. sanctions after its last nuclear arms test in February.

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel participated in a Google+ Hangout on Tuesday from Seoul. He answered questions on the deteriorating situation in the region, the North’s nuclear test plans and more.   

Click on the video above to replay the informative chat.

See more of Richard's reporting on NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams tonight, the Today Show, MSNBC cable and here on

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