The DPRK’s readiness to negotiate with the US is the result of the tough policy of Donald Trump, now Pyongyang’s task is to make concessions and “sit out” Trump’s board, possibly even freezing the missile and nuclear program, RIA Novosti expert in Korea, professor of the Kukmin University in Seoul, Andrei Lankov .


He also believes that at the meeting between US President Donald Trump and the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-un, there is a high probability of reaching an agreement on freezing the North Korean nuclear program.

“What we saw is the result of Trump’s tough policy.” Nobody knows if he was really ready to use force, or was just bluffing, but all the parties concerned-the Chinese, the South Koreans, and the North Koreans-decided in their policy proceed from the assumption that Trump is not bluffing.On the other, the owner of the White House of the DPRK would most likely safely have brought its intercontinental missile to mind, and then, perhaps, would have come to an agreement with the United States, while actively bargaining and demanding maximum payments and concessions in exchange for their willingness to somehow restrain their weapons.However, by the end of last year in Pyongyang realized that they are dealing with a man who may be quite ready to shoot – and the fact that in the event of a conflict, they significantly harmed would be an adversary, they were hardly reassured, “Lankov said.

Therefore, at the end of November, North Korea announced that it had completed its nuclear program, thus creating an acceptable explanation for stopping the tests of missiles and nuclear charges annoying the US, and then began to offer a concession for the concession. It is clear what the northerners want – to reduce the severity of the situation, to create a sense of success for Trump and his entourage, and to sit out his reign – and then, perhaps, to return to the old one and finish the debugging of ICBMs capable of demolishing Washington from New York, the interlocutor of the agency added.


The markets were, however, under the pressure of fears that the United States would trigger a trade war by announcing the tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.

“We notice that the oil market is fragile despite the excellent state of the global economy,” said Norbert Ruecker from Bank Julius Baer.

“In the medium term, the story of equalization of supply and demand in the market challenges the strong (US) production of shale oil,” Ruecker notes.

Leading producers led by the Organization of Oil-Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia have agreed on a supply limit of 1.8 million barrels a day from the beginning of the last year to lower the global stock level to a five-year average and thereby support the prices.


The dollar index, which measures the value of the US against the other six most significant foreign currencies, remained more or less unchanged compared to the previous closing at 89,616 points. Yesterday, he slipped to the lowest level in two weeks of 89,407 points.

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