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Author Topic: The North Korea thread (aka We Need to Talk About Korea)  (Read 259 times)

Robert Neville

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Trump pulls out (LOL) of North Korea summit...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44242558



I suppose we should have expected this to fall through. Ah well.

Maybe - or this is, once again, just posturing for maximum leverage.  It's kind of how you do business deals.  Not saying it WILL happen, just that this could be a message sent that "we hold the cards, not you".

What that didn't take long.  Just as I thought - it's a leverage game.  This could go back and forth for a while, but eventually I think they'll meet: 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-us-in-productive-talks-about-reinstating-june-north-korea-summit-idUSKCN1IQ02Y


I've read some ROK press, and their reactions were quite mixed. Most say the fact two Korean leaders met again yesterday, at the North's request, proves the plan is working. Still, others do not appreciate the uncertainty, especially when one of Moon's aides actually said he thought there would be a 99.9% chance of the summit happening right before Trump sent the letter saying he would pull out. Of course, opposition blames the aide for inexperience instead. Earlier this month, some in the opposition even claimed Moon and Kim begged the US to choose June 12th for the summit so that it would occur a day before the local elections in South Korea, which was really funny.

 

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