The Heat: DPRK suspends missile tests

The Heat


China and the international community are pleased with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s decision to suspend its nuclear program.

The announcement comes just days before Kim Jong Un is set to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and a possible meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Ambassador Bill Richardson discusses his reaction to Kim’s announcement and the situation between the DPRK and ROK. Richardson served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and has extensive experience negotiating with the DPRK leadership.

For a more in-depth discussion:

  • Jenny Town is the assistant director of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Tong Zhao is a nuclear policy fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • Brian Becker is a policy analyst on U.S.-DPRK relations and the Executive Director of ANSWER Coalition.

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