October 03, 2019

Trump Won’t Let Latest North Korea Missile Test Halt Nuke Talks

Featuring Duyeon Kim

Source: Bloomberg

Journalists Jon Herskovitz, Shinhye Kang

The U.S. and North Korea are set to meet for the first time in months for working-level nuclear discussions, with President Donald Trump saying Pyongyang’s most provocative missile test in two years wouldn’t derail them.

North Korea’s chief nuclear envoy Kim Myong Gil has arrived in Stockholm, Yonhap News of South Korea reported, ahead of formal nuclear negotiations that are set to start Saturday, with a preliminary contact Friday. The working-level talks will be the first in about eight months and come as North Korea has been pushing the Trump administration to ease sanctions choking its paltry economy, while increasing its bargaining leverage through military provocations.

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Authors

  • Duyeon Kim

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Duyeon Kim is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her expertise includes the two Koreas, nuclear ...