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Old 05-15-2018, 11:55 PM
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I also posted this in another thread, regarding the letter from 1st vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK Kim Kye Gwan:

I think this part is important:
It is a ridiculous comedy to see that the Trump administration, claiming to take a different road from the previous administrations, still clings to the outdated policy on the DPRK - a policy pursued by previous administrations at the time when the DPRK was at the stage of nuclear development.
(bolding mine)

The DPRK expects to be treated as equals: they have nuclear weapons. This goes along with how I interpret Mr. Kim's sudden willingness to talk: he has nukes; he can no longer be treated as a "lesser" leader.