There seems to be a bit of a pattern developing when it comes to North Korea, and it’s a broken record that President Trump isn’t likely to allow to continue much longer.
This redundancy comes almost always in the realm of international diplomacy and the negotiations that come with that particular territory. North Korea’s normal operating procedure seems to start with antagonization, proceed into capitulation, and then turn around the renege on the entire thing almost immediately, but reaping the benefits of the short-lived good behavior with easing sanctions and the like.
It would seem that they are now hoping to pull this same stunt on President Donald Trump, as it pertains to their agreement to denuclearize the hermit kingdom.
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The North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Thursday that President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has improved relations between the two nations. But North Korean officials also indicated they are also growing weary of the U.S.’s increasing pressure for full denuclearization.
North Korea believes the U.S. is “making baseless allegations against us and making desperate attempts at intensifying the international sanctions.”
“They made public the North Korea Sanctions and Enforcement Actions Advisory and additional sanctions, and called for cooperation in forcing sanctions and pressure even at the international meetings,” the statement reads.
This tactic may have worked on previous administrations, but we’re not convinced that Donald Trump will acquiesce to those same surrenders. If Kim Jong Un keeps poking and prodding, we’ll find out for certain.