Inter-Korean relations hostage to US-North Korea relations: Seoul minister

It is hard not to feel some sympathy for Kim Yeon-chul, Seoul’s point man on inter-Korean affairs. The newly-minted Unification Minister – he was appointed in April – deployed surprising candor when he admitted to correspondents on Tuesday the powerlessness of South Korea to strengthen inter-Korean ties amid now deadlocked Pyongyang-Washington relations. Viewing the big-picture […]