Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Christopher Hill Credited With U.S. Shift on North Korea

Although only a mid-level foreign service official, chief U.S. nuclear negotiator Christopher Hill "has become the public face of an extraordinary 180-degree policy shift on North Korea," the Washington Post reported on Monday. “The nuclear agreement that Hill has tirelessly pursued over the past three years has emerged as Bush's best hope for a lasting foreign policy success."

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last year hailed him as a "diplomat par excellence".

"One of the biggest guessing games in diplomatic circles today is how long Hill can keep up his balancing act of pleasing his bosses, negotiating with North Korea and fending off conservatives eager to see him fail," the Post wrote.

[Chosun Ilbo]

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