Wednesday, 9 October 2019 16:06 WIB |
North Korea's insincerity toward denuclearization and its demand for greater U.S. concessions are making the possibility of serious working-level talks with Washington dim, experts say.
œI don™t think there is much prospect for real progress in dismantling (North Korea™s) nukes, said Robert Manning, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.
œIt™s possible Kim Jong Un will order (his negotiating team) back to the table, have several more sessions, so there™s an appearance of sincerity.
The long-stalled working-level talks between Washington and Pyongyang resumed Saturday in Stockholm and ended unsuccessfully without making any progress toward denuclearization.
Evans Revere, a former State Department official who had negotiated with North Korea extensively, thinks the talks broke down because Pyongyang intended to reject a U.S. offer and demand greater concessions.
Source : VOA