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Old 05-15-2018, 11:42 PM
galen ubal is online now
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BREAKING: KCNA says North Korea will "reconsider" summit with Trump if U.S. insists on it giving up nuclear program, says it will never give up its nuclear program in exchange for economic trade with the United States
From lots of places.
What I think is happening, is that Kim is seeing if Trump will go to the table without NK committing to denuclearization. If yes, Kim gains face, goes to the table and gets some relief on sanctions or whatever - which agreement he then abrogates once it's convenient to do so. If no, he'll say that NK tried to negotiate, but the US asked for too much up front. Win/win for Kim, and very familiar.

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