Despite US President Obama’s continual support for ROK President, Lee, Myung-bak‘s conservative, hard-line rhetoric on North Korea, http://www.dailynk.com/korean/read.php?cataId=nk00100&num=92604 how will the upcoming FTA with South Korea eventually pan out with North Korea? Will this somehow further alienate the North, or will the Will an ROK-US FTA be an aiding factor in inter-Korean trade?
When Lee, Myung-bak is done with his 5-year term as President, and another person comes in, how will Obama’s attitude towards North Korea change or stay the same? And what about the sanctions against North Korea?
Hopefully the price of rice for North Koreans will go back down, once this comes about.