January 26, 2021

North Korea may become “more isolated” without a deal with U.S., UN envoy warns

In his first DC visit, Tomás Ojea Quintana talks sanctions, peace, and the role of human rights in a long-term deal

North Korea is likely to become more isolated and repressive if it cannot make a deal with the United States, the UN’s top envoy for human rights in the DPRK told NK News in a recent interview.

Speaking during his first official trip to Washington DC since taking taking on the Special Rapporteur job, Quintana said he was increasingly "concerned" about North Korea's future should now-stalled diplomacy with the U.S. fail to yield results.