Old 12th Jun 2018, 09:34
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Originally Posted by ShotOne View Post
Underwhelmed...really? Less than a year ago we were facing a binary choice between school kids having to carry out nuclear attack drills or full-scale war, both options guaranteeing unending poverty and misery for North Korea. By contrast now, lasting peace and prosperity for NK is now a strong possibility.
But that was the case before this meeting - Kim had already done an about-turn and started making overtures to SK and the US a couple of months ago.

Nothing much seems to have been achieved yesterday, in real terms. Kim still has his nukes (supposedly), NK is still a closed, authoritarian regime, and the state of war still exists, although there are hints that a peace treaty might be agreed.

Frankly it looks more like a publicity stunt, orchestrated largely by Kim, probably because earlier this year he found himself between a rock and a hard place, and needed a way out whilst saving face.
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