Is this a repeat of 1994 and 2000-whatever? I'm not against these talks per se as long as nobody is rewarding North Korea for bad behavior without solid guarantees that the bad behavior won't continue, especially if they can put a damper on full-scale, unfettered development of the nukes (and their export). Because frankly, I think the end game is to hold things off until regime change comes, which may be sooner than we thought a few months ago.
- After talks which "narrowed differences," North Korea appears to agree to return to six-party nuclear talks (Reuters, BBC, Bloomberg, NYT, WaPo, AP via WaPo, Fox News, Yonhap)
- Russia welcomes North Korea's move (Reuters via NYT)
- Hillary Clinton calls talks with North Korea "quite positive" (CNN)
- North Korea's KCNA upbeat about talks (Yonhap)