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Fmr CIA Analyst: Trump Threats Brought North Korea to Table

Dr. Sue Mi Terry told CNN that tough talk from the Trump administration "spooked" the Kim regime.

By NTK Staff | 03.06.2018 @11:37am

Dr. Sue Mi Terry, a former CIA North Korea analyst, told CNN on Tuesday that President Trump’s threats to North Korea brought the Kim regime to the negotiating table.

“If it’s true, it’s progress. It’s a step forward,” the analyst said, but added that she agreed with the Trump administration’s “skepticism.”

“I think sanctions are finally beginning to bite, and they’re looking for sanctions relief,” she said.

But Terry attributed the latest overture from Pyongyang to tough talk from Trump. “They’re also watching very closely what’s coming out of Washington, and all of this talk of [a] bloody nose and limited strike[s] and so on, I think spooked them,” the analyst hypothesized.

The president has hinted for months that he’s prepared to use military force to check North Korea’s ambitions:

Pyongyang indicated Tuesday that they are prepared to begin talks with the United States concerning denuclearization.

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