Commentary: The senior US envoy is Sung Kim, the new director of the State Department's Office of Korean Affairs. Here, a Korean-American finds himself in the tug-of-war between the US and North Korea -- reflecting convoluted relations between Korea and the US. The fact that a diplomat led a team of American nuclear experts to North Korea suggests or foretells forthcoming rapproachement and normalization between Washington and Pyongyang, concurrent with the resolution of concerns over North Korea's nuclear program.
November 7, 2007
"Disabling of N. Korea Nuclear Facilities Going Well"
News Item: "A senior U.S. envoy who spent this weekend in North Korea says authorities there are cooperating in the process of disabling the country's nuclear facilities."