May 17, 2022

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Don’t panic! Why the Kim Yong Chol meeting cancellation is par for the course

The surprise postponing of a much-anticipated meeting could actually work in the U.S.'s favor

On 8 November, Secretary of State Pompeo and his sometime-North Korean counterpart, Kim Yong Chol, had been slated for another meeting in New York to lay the groundwork for a second Trump-Kim summit sometime early next year.

It appears that it was Pyongyang, however, that pulled the rug from underneath by abruptly cancelling the meetingSouth Korean media are reporting that it was unclear whether the DPRK delegation even arrived in Beijing to fly out to New York, meaning that it was likely premeditated.