MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea (AP) — While North Korean leader Kim Jong Un slow walks nuclear talks with the U.S., he is moving full-speed ahead on his top priority — undermining international support for sanctions against its nuclear program.
A case in point is "Diamond Mountain," a once lavish resort just north of the DMZ. Just 10 years ago it drew millions of South Korean tourists and a flood of South Korean investment.
Today, the resort is eerily quiet. If Kim has his way, that could soon change.
A decade after the North-South experiment in cooperation on Kumgang collapsed, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in want to try again.
It's a direct challenge to Washington's policy of maintaining sanctions and "maximum pressure" until Pyongyang gives up its nuclear arsenal.