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Old 04-25-2018, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by HurricaneDitka View Post
I actually understood that they'd dropped that particular demand. CNN: North Korea drops withdrawal of US forces as condition of denuclearization, Moon says

Where are you getting your information from?
In terms of symbolism, that would be a significant concession and it's an encouraging sign at least; however, the reality is that troops in South Korea are largely not much more than a symbolic tripwire. The test is, what happens to sanctions and the policy of political isolation against his regime? The US position to date has been, North Korea must end its weapons program (and some would argue destroy the arsenal it has) and also stop engaging in other hostile acts first, before the policies of isolation and sanctions end. It seems likely that KJL would ask Trump to show some flexibility in that regard, and even if Trump is willing to negotiate, it's not clear how the rest of Congress would view any compromise. Republicans in Congress essentially derailed Clinton's attempts to achieve a similar outcome in the 1990s. He would probably face bipartisan skepticism.

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