Immediately after the President’s announcement that the US will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal the liberal fake analyst pundits announced that the decision would undermine the negotiations with the North Koreans. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
In my recently published blog (the workup to the Korean Summit) I wrote: “The Trump Administration will most likely add into the Korean position its stand on Iran. The Iranian agreement does not provide the example that the Trump Administration wants the North Koreans to think is in the realm of the possible. It is sure to highlight the loopholes in the Iranian deal no matter how it decides to go forward.”
In other words the withdrawal will highlight to the North Koreans that they cannot get away with some fluffy document that has numerous loopholes and a lack of comprehensive verification of whatever is agreed to.
As the “we hate Trump pundits” look for something wrong with the withdrawal the North Koreans will have received several meaningful messages. The most important is that they must agree to a comprehensive denuclearization or they too can be isolated like Iran.
What are your thoughts?
Not related to your topic, but something that should be addressed. One thing I find “mysterious” about China’s occupation of the South Seas islands is that in spite of an unprecedented and widespread dredging and other terrain shaping that has destroyed many square kilometers of coral reefs and underwater habitats. Extensive damage to marine life and the presence of so many ships leaking fuel oil and dumping derbies is that I’ve not heard a word from environmentalist groups and leading individuals.