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Kim’s summit invite puts Moon in a hard spot

Kim’s summit invite puts Moon in a hard spot

Kim’s summit invite puts Moon in a tough spot

North Korean chief could use conference to wiggle out of sanctions

Feb 12,2018

From remaining in very first row guiding the athletes, Kim Jung-sook, initial woman of South Korea Moon Jae-in, president of South Korea Thomas Bach, president of the Intercontinental Olympic Committee Kim Yong-nam, president of North Korea’s Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly and Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean chief Kim Jong-un and very first vice director of the Central Committee in the Workers’ Social gathering, obtain for a team photograph on Saturday in Gangneung, Gangwon, after the inter-Korean women’s ice hockey team’s match towards Switzerland. [YONHAP]

North Korean chief Kim Jong-un’s invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang &#8211 relayed on Saturday by Kim’s sister &#8211 represents an olive department to Seoul after a year of escalating tensions and could be a breakthrough in Moon’s North Korea plan that values dialogue with the reclusive state.

But it will also place Moon’s arbitration capability to the take a look at as he finds himself caught among his want to engage with Kim Jong-un and the United States’ continued stance that North Korea should to encounter more durable pressure and harsher sanctions. Losing possibly facet could guide to catastrophic consequences, analysts say.

“By now, the United States will be cautiously gauging whether or not the advancement of North-South relations will be valuable in obtaining North Korea to denuclearize,” stated Kim Yong-hyun, a professor of North Korean studies at Dongguk College in Seoul.