North Korea Warns Of 'New Path', But Options Limited

In his New Year address on Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he might take a “new path” if Washington maintains sanctions amid his country’s push for economic development, but experts say it may be too late to change the trajectory of negotiations.Kim did not specify what the new approach might be. His warning may sound similar to the bellicose rhetoric that Pyongyang often deployed before last year’s summit, but he cannot jeopardize the hard-won thaw and has few options beyond appealing directly to U.S. President Donald Trump, experts say. State media have in recent weeks accused the State Department of risking returning to “exchanges of fire” of the past by ramping up sanctions, while crediting Trump for his efforts to continue talks. As both sides struggle to find a breakthrough in stalled talks, the speech shows Kim shifting the focus from calls for complete dismantlement of its nuclear arsenal and hinting at including countries other than the United States.
 

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Hmmm.. Books arranged by colours, obviously for show not for reading....

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The ‘new path’ is not the new path...It's a old path.....

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New path, or old blackmail: "Kim Jong-un reiterated that international sanctions must be lifted before North Korea will give up a single weapon, dismantle a single missile site or stop producing nuclear material...."

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North Korea is doing business as usual.. and, yes...The Honeymoon's over!

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Lift sanctions and he will order the shutdown of his country’s nuclear project?! How stupid does he think the world is? Someone said - "peacemaker"....

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