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Pyongyang desperate to court Seoul to ease pressure

  • January 6, 2018
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All weekend papers speculated that Pyongyang’s latest overtures toward Seoul are intended to deflect international pressure by driving a wedge into trilateral cooperation between the U.S., Japan and South Korea and buy time to complete the development of a nuclear-armed long-range ballistic missile that can reach the U.S. mainland. They projected that during the Jan. 9 talks with the South, the North will perhaps demand the cancellation of the Foal Eagle/Key Resolve exercises and the suspension of B-52 and other U.S. military flight operations around the Korean Peninsula

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