* Date : 2019-03-19
An air of skepticism is growing in regards to North Korea's sincerity in its pledge to lay down its nuclear weapons. Media reports have indicated signs of renewed activity at North Korea's Dongchang-ri missile test site, while a report from the UN Security Council says the regime's Yeongbyeon nuclear facility remains operational. A UN panel also said on March 12, that North Korea's nuclear and missile programs "remain intact". The Trump administration has continued to pressure North Korea for complete denuclearization, following the breakdown in talks at the Hanoi summit. In response, North Korean propaganda outlets reiterated that the regime remain committed to its pledge to denuclearize and forge new ties with the United States. Will North Korea stay on the right path and bring a permanent end to its decades-long nuclear program? In this week's edition of 'Foreign Correspondents', we sit down with our panel of journalists to answer this question in more detail.
- Frédéric Ojardias / RFI
- Oliver Colin Hotham / NK News
- Andrew Salmon / Asia Times