President Trump expected North Korea to agree. As he believes in deals, after all. But he’s not very good at finishing them in practice.
This seems that Kim Jong-un is heading even harder towards the US. He could gamble, but that doesn’t seem plausible. At a point of 28 he is no blowhard, he has taken over the role of his father from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He secured power in one of the world’s top political snake pits, despite a lack of experience. Kim also insulted and executed his uncle in public. The only entity that might overthrow him, Kim often developed hegemony over the military.
Supreme leaders Kim, whose president he is, “guided” at the “Fifth Plenary Meeting” of Korea’s 7th Central Committee of the Workers ‘ Party, was told in a report of the Korean Central News Agency. As predicted, there has been a ton of agitprop. He seemed to be completely in control of his course, though.
He made clear that he had taken a long perspective. The more the U.S. delays and hesitates in resolving the ties between the DPRK and the US, the more ineffective it will be before the power of the Democrats in Korea gets stronger and deeper and deeper into an impasse. In reality, it urged party members that “the current situation alert of long-term confrontations with the US encourages us to do so in the future as well as strengthen the internal power in all ways, with the restrictions of the hostile forces.
Kim’s comments, taken at face value, leave President Donald Trump without a strategy toward North Korea. Moreover, this is no excuse for panic. The North is in nearly the same place as in January 2017: mostly alone with unknown Chinese and Russian assistance, the rocket and nuclear capacities are being drastically strengthened. Similarly, Washington is a superpower in the world which tries to compel North Korea to disarm without an understanding of how.