Quoted: NK News on Kim Jong Un Summit Proposal

One expert said that while the significance of the North Korean delegation’s visit to the South should not be overstated, it did represent a “meaningful and welcome development.”
“[It] offers a unique opportunity to probe North Korea’s intentions with someone who is close to Kim Jong Un,” Mintaro Oba, a former Korea desk officer at the U.S. State Department, told NK News ahead of the meeting.
“North Korea is playing poker here — they’re raising the stakes now by amping up expectations for progress, and planning to cash in later when the reputational cost is greatest for President Moon,” he continued. “We do have to understand what North Korea is doing.”


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