Nuclear impasse enters new phase as talks resume

Nuclear impasse enters new phase as talks resume


Exactly one month after the failed North Korea-U.S.
Hanoi summit,… the geopolitical atmosphere surrounding the Korean Peninsula seems to
be entering a new phase. North Korea, although partially, made a comeback
to the inter-Korean liaison office… while high-level officials of Seoul and Washington
are resuming talks on Pyeongyang. For an in-depth analysis on where we stand
and what we can expect on North Korea’s nulcear issue,… Dr. Woo Jung-yeop of the Sejong Institute
now joins me in the studio. Thank you for coming in today. 1. It appears Seoul and Washington are getting
busy resuming talks on North Korea’s nuclear issue. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha
departed for Washington this morning to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,…
while word has it that Seoul’s second deputy chief of the National Security Office Kim
Hyun-chong also held close-door talks with his U.S. counterpart. Could a nuclear
breakthrough be in the works? 2. Washington’s top North Korea negotiator Stephen
Biegun has recently visited China and reportedly held talks with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister
Kong Xuanyou. How do you assess the significance of Biegun’s
visit and what do you think they talked about? 3. Interesting point to note, is that North Korea’s foreign policy point man Ri
Su-yong was also in Beijing while Biegun was there. This led to speculations that the two might
have met for talks. Your thoughts? 4. In a series of Washington’s latest hearings,
U.S. officials looked firm on the need to continue maximum pressure campaign against
North Korea. But President Trump’s recent remarks on withdrawing
additional North Korea sanctions sound quite the opposite of maximum pressure. How do you assess Washington’s current North Korea policy? 5. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a public
appearance this week for the first time in about two weeks. He presided over the fifth general meeting
of lower-ranking North Korean military officers calling for a “golden age” in “military construction”. How do you see his move? 6. Next we have the intrusion at the North Korean embassy
in Spain. An anti-North Korea organization called “free
Joseon” claimed responsibility for the intrusion, while the Spanish high-court confirmed that
one of the intruders had links to the FBI. What kind of confidential information do you
think they exchanged? 7. North Korea and the U.S. have remained silent on the matter. Do you think the incident could effect future North Korea-U.S. nuclear
negotiations?

7 thoughts on “Nuclear impasse enters new phase as talks resume

  • this fat little prick is making a fool out of america but that doen]t take much Us is a big joke just look who running the show his lover trump ///////////////////…………………………

  • Fat Boy must declare that his country will give up all nukes and WMD and allow international inspectors in to monitor that process. The next meeting with Trump will be to just sign the agreement then the sanctions will be lifted. There is really no reason for further talks or negotiations at the meeting. Trump made it clear what the U.S. policy was and if Fat Boy cannot come to terms with it then he should expect continued sanctions and possibly war.

  • I thought Moon Jae-In was against "maximum pressure" and for Peace and Reunification? Has that changed? Has he and his Foreign Minister abandoned their principles again? I hope not!

  • What would actually increase ROK prestige and its "role in the process" would be its demonstrating independence from the destructive talk-sabotaging actions of the US (as reported by Reuters) and showing its principled commitment to International Law, and Korean Peace and Reunification. ROK should defend its National Sovereignty rather than KowTow to a complete idiot like Trump and the right-wing interests in the Pentagon, CIA, and on Wall Street that puppet him. I would also like to see more of an independent line from the US Position by this commentator, although I do think he is knowledgeable about the situation he is discussing.

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