Wednesday, May 10, 2017

South Korea's New President Is Willing To Engage In Talks With North Korea

L.A. Times: South Korea's new president takes office, signals willingness to engage in talks with North Korea

South Korea’s new president took office on Wednesday promising a more accessible and trustworthy administration — and signaling an immediate change in tone on dealing with North Korea’s emerging nuclear threat.

Moon Jae-in, a lawyer and former opposition leader, took the oath about midday — roughly 12 hours after he declared victory in a dramatic, two-month election contest to replace the country’s disgraced former president, Park Geun-hye.

In a national address, Moon sought to reassure South Koreans that their new president would be different, especially after a tumultuous several months of scandal and political upheaval that sent millions of them into the streets, week after week, seeking change.

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South Korea's New President, Moon Jae-in, Promises New Approach to North -- New York Times
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Publius said...

I have a bad feeling about this.

President Moon is likely sincere in his belief that engagement with the Fat Boy may be more productive than confrontation.

The problem remains the Fat Boy and his regime. In their eyes, President's Moon's desire for engagement is simply weakness. The Fat Boy will respond to weakness with more aggression. He will also try to split South Korea from the USA. In my view, the South Korean election result will increase, not decrease, instability on the Korean peninsula.

Jay Farquharson said...

fazman said...

Sunshine policy was a failure that bpught n.k time for its covert operations.