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Hellmann on what’s at risk after US-North Korea Summit | Q13 Fox

June 12, 2018

Donald Hellmann Q13 interview

Professor Emeritus Donald Hellman, an expert on East Asia who has visited North Korea during his decades long career, gives a live TV interview about the U.S.-North Korea Summit, including a mini “re-enactment” of the handshake between Kim Jong-Un and President Donald Trump.

“The risk is that our future of foreign policy depends upon the willingness of the North [Korea] to proceed as indicated on the agreement,” he emphasizes. “Whether they do that or not is difficult to ascertain on the basis of the Summit.”

He notes there were two similar agreements signed prior over the years between the two nations, though North Korea was not nuclear and the U.S. President not meeting with its leader. He also cautions that North Korea’s definition of denuclearization is different from the U.S. and plays to China’s interests, with the potential for upending security in East Asia.