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'The Why' Talks To The Last American To Make A Deal With North Korea

Joel Wit helped negotiate the 1994 U.S.-DPRK Agreed Framework, a deal he hoped could end North Korea's nuclear ambitions before it was too late.
Posted at 8:38 PM, Jan 31, 2019

In 1994, the Clinton administration was hopeful it could derail North Korea's nuclear ambitions before the DPRK progressed far enough to threaten the U.S.

Joel Wit was the State Department official charged with negotiating and ultimately implementing the 1994 U.S.-DPRK Agreed Framework.

Today, he still believes it's worthwhile to negotiate with Kim Jong-un, but the stakes have changed enormously in 25 years.

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