South Korea and the U.S. both offered to return to negotiations with North Korea, aiming talks at Pyongyang’s nuclear program and broader security threats in a bid to reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula that American officials said run the risk of a direct military conflict.
Senior South Korean officials who met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Seoul Friday, said their government also was willing to resume sending humanitarian assistance to the North following weeks of escalating threats by North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun[.]
Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington would consider resuming its own diplomatic channel should Pyongyang display a willingness to begin dismantling its nuclear-weapons program.
Notice that: not actually dismantle. Just put on the show of willingness.
Just as predicted earlier.