Issue Brief on “Peace Talks: The North Korean Perspective”

Introduction

North Korean viewpoint is often dwarfed by hostile comments and a true picture is hardly presented to the outside world except harsh comments that were exchanged in a retaliatory mood.

A recent development has taken place between the two Koreas to improve ties without taking into account other countries’ viewpoints and wishes to meddle in the primary disputes. A positive outcome was noted as statements came from Seoul and Pyongyang confirming the improvement of ties. The reaction from China and Russia was highly encouraging, while the United States and Japan expressed satisfactions along with reservations.[1]

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