Quoted: Bloomberg on Inter-Korean Summit



More ominously, North Korean’s state-run media released a commentary shortly after the agreement was announced calling on the U.S. to drop its “anachronistic hostile policy” and “bad manners.” It declared North Korea a “world-level politico-ideological and military power” and said it would contribute to building “a world without nuclear weapons.”
“If North Korea gets a deal with the United States that serves their interests, they’d be happy with that,” said Mintaro Oba, a former U.S. State Department official who worked on North Korean issues. “But in the event that things fall apart, they want to be able to blame the United States and alienate it from its South Korean ally in the process.”

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