Saturday, February 25, 2017

What is Trump Planning for North Korea?

Plans for back-channel talks in New York between government representatives from North Korea and former U.S. officials were scuttled Friday after the State Department withdrew visa approvals for Pyongyang’s top envoy on U.S. relations, according to people familiar with the matter, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Notes The Journal:
The talks, which were scheduled to take place on the first two days of March at a hotel near the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, where North Korea has a mission, were contingent on the granting of a visa for Choe Son Hui, the director-general of the American affairs bureau in the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The plans for the unofficial meeting, which were reported earlier by the Washington Post, came together after several approaches from the North Korean side following Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election, according to one of these people.
It isn’t clear what led the U.S. to deny Ms. Choe the visa. 
I expect Trump to take some type of strong action against North Korea.


1 comment:

  1. Yeah.. b/c WSJ+WaPo never make anything up or get funded by the CIA..