A Dose of Direct Diplomacy
In news that likely stands John Bolton’s mustache on end, the U.S. has announced that it plans to hold direct — not mediated — talks with North Korea in an attempt to get Pyongyang back into the multilateral discussions aimed at ending its nuclear program.
Wait, before you go…
The US says it would hold direct talks with North Korea to persuade it to return to stalled multilateral talks on ending its nuclear programme.
A spokesman for the US state department said that there had been no decision on when such talks might take place.
Philip Crowley insisted the move was not a policy shift and talks would take place within “the six-party process”.
North Korea pulled out of multilateral talks in April after international criticism following a rocket launch.
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