On Monday, Jong-un said he is “open to dialogue” with South Korea.
The DPRK ruler also made remarks that seem almost out of character for a nuke-weilding madman:
“When it comes to relations between the North and the South, we should lower the military tensions on the Korean Peninsula to create a peaceful environment,” Jong-un said. “Both the North and the South should make efforts.”
Some are speculating that North Korea is trying to split its enemies here, but there’s no denying it’s a reaction to diplomatic and economic pressure applied by Trump.
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In his New Year’s address, Kim extended his hand to South Korea, offering to send a delegation to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a direct response to a request from Moon.
“We have always stated our willingness to talk with North Korea any time and anywhere if that would help restore inter-Korean relations and lead to peace on the Korean Peninsula,” South Korea’s presidential office said in response to Kim’s out-of-the-blue overture. “We hope the two Koreas will sit down and find a solution to lower tensions and establish peace on the Korean Peninsula.”
Some analysts believe that Kim may be trying to weaken international resolve and reduce pressure on his country by convincing South Korea that the North is ready for peace. Others, however, suspect that he may be trying to use talks with the South to eventually start a dialogue with the U.S.
It is unclear what Pyongyang’s game is, but Kim Jong Un’s about-face is unquestionably noteworthy.
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