South Korea is still being super nice to Kim — and it could undermine US pressure

By David Gilbert, Vice News

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The leaders of North and South Korea agreed Monday to meet for a third summit in less than six months — as negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington hit an impasse.

“There is a danger that [Moon] continues pushing economic cooperation and trade — two things that Kim very much wants — before sanctions have pushed Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons,” John Hemmings, Asia Director at the Henry Jackson Society, a British foreign policy think tank, told VICE News. “There is a serious danger that Moon’s diplomacy — while well-intentioned — begins to undermine the pressure on the North, which has, after all, got us this far.”

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