Policy Analyst James McKeon spoke with Circa about the fate of the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.
“I think the letter did leave open a potential future summit,” said James McKeon, a policy analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation. “It certainly didn’t close all negotiations.”
That said, he acknowledged it is hard to get inside the president’s head on this.
“It’s also possible it’s a complete reversal of Trump’s policy and he’s not interested at all in talking to the North Koreans,” he said.
“If the Trump administration is going to call off summits because of the North Koreans using belligerent language, there’s never going to be a summit,” McKeon said.
McKeon noted that North Korea did not allow any independent experts to attend the demolition, making it impossible to verify that the site’s capabilities were wiped out, but it appears to be a positive development.
“It’s always a good thing if they’re destroying tunnels that go to their nuclear test sites,” he said.
“It weakens the alliances that we have and it only plays to strengthen the North Koreans,” McKeon said. Read more