Jung Pak, senior fellow and the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies, explains that President Trump’s remarks on North Korea in his United Nations address is likely to reinforce Kim Jong-Un’s commitment to his nuclear weapons program. Also, she says that Trump missed an opportunity to reassure his allies by not mentioning them in his speech.
I think Pompeo again is in a bit of pickle. North Korea has been clear about what they’re not willing to do. [North Korea’s offers so far have been minor compared to what it is asking of the United States in return.] Because the North Korea nuclear program is so advanced, this is like North Korea offering to sell us Windows 97 at a price higher than it warrants.