Christine Ahn talks about U.S. relations with North Korea in light of the global coronavirus outbreak. President Trump made what in Ahn’s mind was a very good move when he offered to help North Korea in any way he can a few weeks ago. Some members of his administration, however, have continued to support a maximum pressure sanctions policy, which already hurts North Korean civilians and is bound to make things even worse during a serious public health crisis. The good news is that both North and South Korea support reunification, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in is an especially strong proponent of peace. With his administration’s capable handling of the outbreak in South Korea, he will be in an even stronger position to proceed with negotiations, so long as America simply gets out of the way.
Discussed on the show:
- “US Response to Coronavirus in North Korea Can Save Lives and Lead to Peace” (Common Dreams)
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