Maybe China has become more involved. Maybe Russia has played a larger role. Because China and Russia are the keys to Korea.
I’ll believe it when I see it. North Korea has made a career out of breaking promises. (Update: Now, I’m not saying that we shouldn’t have made this deal. I think that we should have made this deal 6 years ago. In the video below, NBC Nightly News interviews John Bolton. Why? The man is crazy.)
North Korea agreed Tuesday after arduous talks to shut down its main nuclear reactor and eventually dismantle its atomic weapons program, just four months after the communist state shocked the world by testing a nuclear bomb.
The deal marks the first concrete plan for disarmament in more than three years of six-nation negotiations, and could potentially herald a new era of cooperation in the region with the North’s longtime foes _ the United States and Japan _ also agreeing to discuss normalizing relations with Pyongyang. (more…)