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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Sticks, Not Carrots, Define US Dealings with North Korea
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Washington doesn't negotiate in dealings with other countries. It demands, followed by threats if unable to get its way.
It's why both Trump summits with North Korea's Kim Jong-un failed, why chances for improved bilateral relations are virtually nil.
Hostility by Republicans and undemocratic Dems toward the DPRK has persisted throughout the post-WW II era – because of its sovereign independence, its unwillingness to serve US interests at the expense of its own, including against China, its most reliable ally, Washington's main adversary along with Russia and Iran.
In return for Kim's total denuclearization pledge, Trump, manipulated by Pompeo and Bolton, refused to consider even a modest good will gesture.
North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho explained that Kim told Trump he was willing to "
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