Ep.160 - North Korea-U.S. working-level talks
World Ch. Schedule : TUE 22:30 KST
Date : 2019-10-15
after the collapse of working-level talks
North Korea-U.S. relations are now in limbo, following the breakdown of their latest working-level talks on Oct. 5 local time in Stockholm, Sweden. North Korea claimed that the U.S. came to the negotiating empty-handed and was inflexible in their stance, while Washington countered by saying that they had brought many creative ideas to the table and had engaged in good discussions. Some experts say that North Korea's SLBM launch on the eve of the working-level talks and their quick announcement on the collapse in discussions are an indication that the regime may be resorting to its strategy of brinkmanship. The breakdown of the talks has cast a cloud over North Korea-U.S. relations as well as the possibility of a third summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un. In this week's edition of 'Foreign Correspondents', we sit down with our panel of journalists to discuss the failure of the working-level talks and Pyeongyang-Washington ties moving forward.
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