President Hassan Rouhani, right, greets North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho at the start of their meeting, at the presidency office, in Tehran, Iran, Aug. 8, 2018. Iranian Presidency Office via AP
Nuclear Diplomacy

As Denuclearization Talks Stagnate, North Korea’s Foreign Minister Heads to Iran

Pyongyang may be realizing the lessons it can learn from the fate of the JCPOA, namely that any ground ceded by Washington may well be a tactical retreat that doesn’t veer from a strategy steeped in hostile intent.