Quoted: VOA on North Korea
US to North Korea: No Sanctions Relief Until Permanent, Verifiable Denuclearization
“If the two sides can agree on a path forward, the United States could likely offer some combination of security guarantees, economic incentives and sanctions relief, and a path to normalization of relations,” former State Department official Mintaro Oba said.
“We can’t overstate the pivotal role President Moon has played in getting us where we are today. South Korean diplomacy has turned fire and fury into summits and stability,” Oba told VOA, referring to Trump's previously tough talks against Pyongyang.