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Alan Romberg Quoted in the Daily Express on Otto Warmbier’s Release and US – North Korea Relations

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After President Donald Trump dispatched ambassador Joseph Yun to Pyongyang to secure the 22-year-old’s release there has been speculation the two sides were closer to resuming long-stalled nuclear negotiations.

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His concerns were echoed by Alan Romberg, a distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, who also expressed pessimism about the prospect of talks.

He said: “If North Korea has something constructive to say about nuclear issues, I assume we will listen.

“But the fact that North Korea held Mr Warmbier for a year without adequate medical treatment will create a very negative climate for any talks, even setting aside his detention in the first place.”

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