Monday, April 06, 2009

American Journalists bargaining chips in North Korean nuclear talks

While U.S. officials are working to obtain the release of two American journalists recently detained by the North along its border with China, Paik Hak-soon, an analyst at the Sejong Institute think tank, has his take on the situation.

Paik Hak-soon predicts reporters Euna Lee and Laura Ling from San Francisco-based online media outlet Current TV will be used as bargaining chips, with North Korea likely "to try to link them to the nuclear and missile talks."

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