Moon taking 'dangerous gamble' on North Korea

Analysts say South's leader yet to secure commitment to full denuclearisation

South Korean President Moon Jae-in (pictured) flew to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (pictured) flew to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL • South Korean President Moon Jae-in has embarked on a "dangerous gamble", analysts said yesterday, after he secured only minimal concessions from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to reboot Pyongyang's nuclear negotiations with Washington.

Mr Moon flew to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Mr Kim seeking a concrete gesture to rekindle the stalled denuclearisation talks between the United States and North Korea.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2018, with the headline 'Moon taking 'dangerous gamble' on North Korea'. Subscribe