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Old 04-24-2018, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by HurricaneDitka View Post

NYT: North Korea Signals Willingness to 'Denuclearize,' South Says

Of course there's still a lot of negotiating between here and any actual denuclearization, but it seems a lot closer to my characterization of events than "stops to reload" was.
I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade, but I'd like to point out that South Korea's newly-elected president has a horse in this race, too. He's a democratically-elected leader of a moderate left party that has tended to argue for more soft-line diplomacy than hard-line diplomacy with North Korea. He's positioning himself politically as being the guy who got these two seemingly unhinged leaders to get in the same room to talk with each other about possible peace. Regardless of what happens afterward, one could see how that might make him look politically attractive to South Korean voters.