May 28, 2023

In nuclear negotiations with North Korea, the U.S. still holds the upper hand

Kim Jong Un does not have a strong enough hand to demand sanctions relief

Negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington over North Korea’s nuclear weapons are stalemated.

The United States wants a complete list of Kim Jong Un’s various nuclear facilities before any sanctions relief can occur, while North Korea demands the Americans offer relief as a reward for Pyongyang’s destruction of its Punggye-ri nuclear test site and planned dismantling of the Sohae missile launch facility.