In an exclusive analysis for Deep States, journalist Timothy Shorrock explained last how the South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) viewed the U.S. presidential election. The NIS, Shorrock reported. plays a key role in President Moon Jae-in’s peace and denuclearization agenda. Shorrock predicted this role would continue regardless of who won the White House.
And so it has: the NIS is now promoting the idea of using the delayed Tokyo Olympic games as a venue for diplomacy with North Korea.
The Tokyo Olympics was also among the main topics during a recent visit to Japan by Rep. Kim Jin-pyo of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK). Kim, who leads the Korea-Japan Parliamentarians’ Union, has said that the Japanese side is willing to invite the North Korean leader to the Olympics should Kim show a favorable reaction to participating. Rep. Kim was the latest high-level figure from South Korea to meet with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Nov. 13 in Tokyo, after National Intelligence Service chief Park Jie-won met Suga on Nov. 10.
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