The Trump administration is learning that pursuing North Korean denuclearization is going to be a slog.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just left North Korea after talks that he thought were productive. North Koreans had other thoughts…
His rosy outlook was almost immediately rejected by North Korea’s foreign ministry, which called the U.S. attitude to the talks “regrettable” and accused the United States of making unilateral demands for denuclearization. Pompeo just hours earlier said the two sides engaged in “good-faith negotiations.”
At least, we’re talking. If we’re talking, we’re not immediately on the path to blowing each other up, which seemed imminent before.