Asian stocks retreated on Tuesday, as the escalation of tension over North Korea led investor sentiment lower.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares fell by 0.6%.
The Japanese Nikkei was up 0.2%.
Australian stocks dipped 1%.
KOSPI in South Korea dropped 0.2% after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told business leaders in Seoul that U.S. is going to reconsider the free trade agreement between the two nations.
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