Thursday, June 21, 2007
Hill visits North Korea
I read a news article that Christopher Hill made his first visit (it was kind of surprise, as I thought he must have visited there a lot) to Pyongyang as the chief of the U.S. nuclear envoy (about an hour ago, 12:30pm local time). Article said that he is planning to meet his counterparts, Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, and Kang Suk Joo to “move the process forward." With the BDA fund problem finally solved, it seems like that the State Department is now actively engaging in the North Korean nuclear issue (shutting down the Yongbyun reactor). This nuclear reactor had been one of the most valuable cards that the North held in order to ask for aid, etc. If they are to give up this reactor, I wonder what’s gonna be their next card.