This is a shame.
After John Bolton left the administration, I was optimistic about the North Korea talks. North Korea has been one of the sole bright spots of American foreign policy since Trump became president. Otherwise, Trump has spent the last three years saber rattling about Iran and Venezuela.
“(HELSINKI) — North Korea’s chief negotiator said Saturday that discussions with the U.S. on Pyongyang’s nuclear program have broken down, but Washington said the two sides had “good discussions” that it intends to build on in two weeks.
The North Korean negotiator, Kim Miyong Gil, said the talks in Stockholm had “not fulfilled our expectations and broke down. I am very displeased about it.” Speaking outside the North Korean Embassy, he read a statement in Korean that a translator next to him read in English.
Kim said negotiations broke down “entirely because the U.S. has not discarded its old stance and attitude.” …”
The upside is that Trump hasn’t started a new war. At least there is that. Still, nothing has really changed over the last three years.