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Washington's Ire Shifts From Kim Jong-un to Moon Jae-in

• https://www.thenation.com By Tim Shorrock

As the two Koreas continue to move their peace process forward in the wake of their highly successful September summit in Pyongyang, the Trump administration, along with military-industrial think tanks and journalists who influence US policy, have shifted their collective indignation away from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and toward South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

A year after threatening Kim with a "bloody nose" strike unless he stopped his nuclear buildup, the Trump administration and its allies are now going after Moon's economic engagement with North Korea as a chief impediment to Pyongyang's pledge to denuclearize. Moon, in their view, has weakened Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign of sanctions and military threats by moving too quickly on inter-Korean reconciliation and ignoring US demands that sanctions be lifted only after the North's nuclear disarmament.

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