McCain Stakes Out Hardline on North Korea

“There should be no reward for empty rhetoric from North Korea,” Senator John McCain, a leading U.S. conservative on North Korea policy, declared in Seoul on the 26th.

“Until the North Korean regime shows meaningful steps toward denuclearization, there should be no relaxation of pressure, no resumption of six-party negotiations,” McCain, speaking at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, went on.

During his ongoing visit to South Korea, McCain has met with representatives from North Korean defector organizations and others to learn more about the state of affairs in North Korea today.