mandag 17. juli 2017

Guns and money: Why US' top North Korea diplomat is in Southeast Asia

When US Ambassador Joseph Yun visits Myanmar this week, he'll likely be trying to convince a longtime military partner of Pyongyang to join US efforts to rein in Kim Jong Un's nuclear efforts. It's a tough task for the man who made headlines for helping to free American Otto Warmbier from North Korean detention last month. But the trip, say analysts, is emblematic of a key tactic from the Trump administration: cutting off North Korean revenue, no matter how small or obscure the source. Yun's first stop was in Singapore for talks at the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue, a multilateral forum for discussing security issues.