“The time for talk is over”, says the US, but what talking have they been doing?



With regards to North Korea, the US now come out and say "the time of talk is over", but what talking has occurred between North Korea and the US?

I do not recall reading anything about talks, rather it seems that US have threatened NK all the way from the beginning, imposed sanctions, encouraged Russia and China to do something about NK, etc, etc.

What "talks" are being referred to here?

Surely a "talk" would be a two-way communication in which North Korea's wishes are taken into account. Making demands and handing out punishments if those demands aren't met certainly does not seem like a "talk" to me.

Answer

The "talks" were the six party talks involving NK, SK, China, Rusia, Japan and USA. They were held between 2003 and 2009, and ended with NK withdrawing from the talks and declaring itself not bound by any agreements made.


There have been occasional attempts to get the talks started again, but there is very little goodwill from either the American or NK side.



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