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U.S., Iran Crisis: Impact on North Korea, U.S. nuclear talks Analysis: Scott A. Snyder, Council on Foreign Relations
Updated: 2020-01-07 05:27:33 KST
North Korea, meanwhile, reported on the U.S. drone strike which killed Iran's military commander Qassem Soleimani saying the Middle East could become a (quote) "graveyard" for the U.S.
They said the U.S. is being "bogged down in a war in the Middle East."
How will this impact possible developments on U.S., North Korea front and does it send a message to North Korea's Kim Jong-un?

Joining me live from Washington, D.C. for an in-depth analysis is Scott Snyder, director of the U.S.-Korea policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Scott, thanks for joining us.

This latest spark between the U.S. and Iran - is this not a hiccup in North Korea, U.S. talks as Washington's efforts to deal with Iran in the coming weeks could put North Korea on the back burner?

Do you think it could prompt Pyeongyang to launch a provocation as North Korea's Kim sees Trump focus on Iran when Kim was trying to execute a large-scale information and influence campaign against the U.S. and the international community to get sanctions lifted?

On the flip side, do you North Korea's Kim Jong-un views the U.S. killing of the Iranian general as a message from Donald Trump to himself? Could it change Kim Jong-un's thinking about the U.S. ability to use force?

Cosidering all that's happened between North Korea and the U.S. AND the developments between U.S. and Iran what's your overall outlook for North Korea, U.S. talks in 2020?

Scott Snyder, director of the U.S.-Korea policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, many thanks for your valuable insights, as always. We appreciate it.
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