Quoted: Japan Times on Trump-Kim Summit Cancellation



Tokyo shows united front on Trump-Kim summit cancellation, calling for cooperation with U.S. and South Korea


But Mintaro Oba, a former State Department official who worked on North Korean issues, said the letter “certainly makes a return to diplomacy later on much more difficult” although it hasn’t ruled out a future meeting with Kim.
“President Trump and his team seem to be trying to keep a path back to a summit meeting open. But it’s unclear how that can happen unless the two sides come considerably closer together on the denuclearization question or accept a lower bar for success,” he said.
“It’s certainly possible that talk of military options will return to the forefront, and it is definitely a grave concern,” he added.

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