Note to William Burns: North Korea’s Tenacious Nuclear Stance
(This commentary👇is as true today as it was 17 months ago - if not more so)
North Korea will never trade its “strategic security” for sanctions relief: KCNA
Choson Sinbo also says the U.S.…
2/must prepare to discuss security issues to resume nuclear talks
[Dagyum Ji August 26, 2019]
“North Korea will never exchange the “strategic security of the country” for what is characterized as undesired sanctions relief, a commentator on DPRK-U.S. relations said in a state
3/"media publication over the weekend.

The state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Saturday released the article “Sanctions Will Never Work on DPRK” attributed to Jong Hyon, which said the U.S. is “carried away by anachronistic delusion and still fiddles with the old key
4/"of sanctions and pressure.”…

Pivot from sanctions to security
Rachel Minyoung Lee, a senior analyst with NK News‘s sister site NK Pro, noted that Jong’s article “seems aimed at underscoring and even explaining Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s press statement from the previous
5/"day, when he indicated on less explicit terms that the North was past sanctions.”

“Jong’s message, that the North’s priority is ‘the country’s strategic security,’ is consistent with the ‘national security’ narrative the North has consistently promoted since late July, when
6/"Kim Jong Un designated weapons in South Korea and U.S.-ROK joint military exercises as ‘threats to national security,'” Lee said."

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