De-escalation: Canadian Envoy Arrives In North Korea

In the latest, and most tangible sign yet of ongoing attempts to de-escalate the conflict with North Korea, the state-run news agency KCNA reports that a special envoy of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in North Korea on Tuesday, according to Yonhap.

Daniel Jean, national security advisor to the prime minister of Canada, and his party arrived in Pyongyang, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, without elaborating further.

The visit has drawn speculation that the envoy was to discuss the issue of Korean-Canadian pastor Lim Hyeon-soo detained in the reclusive regime. Lim has been held in custody by the North since he entered the reclusive country on a humanitarian mission in January 2015. In December the same year, the North's highest court sentenced Lim to life in prison, citing his "subversive plots" against the Pyongyang regime.

Lim's family has been urging the Canadian government to step up efforts to release him after U.S. college student Otto Warmbier was released in a coma from North Korea in June following a 17-month detention and died days after a medical evacuation.

Still, some have speculated that the unexpected arrival of a western proxy diplomat may be the first tangible attempt to de-escalate the simmering conflict, as in the past talks between the US and North Korea have taken place through proxy envoys who, unlike most Americans - with certain notable basketball hall of fame exceptions - are more welcome in the rogue state.


European American Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:07 Permalink

Whatever it takes to diffuse the potential of a another useless war, designed to put money and power in the pockets of the Satanic Zionists. The vampires agenda is always the same, and the outcome, chaos, killing and mass destruction continues to keep them in power, ad nauseam.

cherry picker Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:12 Permalink

Hubris.Canada was one of the first on the scene after Katrina.Canada also saved gringo hostages in the ME.Contrary to popular bullshit the first soldiers the Dutch layer eyes on who kicked the Nazis out were Canadians.Your lucky Canada is looking for peace to save yours and NK asses .Take your superior attitude and stuff it.  you guys need Canada more than it needs you.

Herdee Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:25 Permalink

Canada can become a peacemaker once again but only if they stop being slaves to American foreign policy. Canada seems to be nothing more than a useless tool right now. More like a NeoCon dildo.

Robert Trip Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:37 Permalink

Oh boy.Our weekly anti-Canada rant is in full swing.You cocksuckers get your own house in order before you start shitting on the Canadians.Our best friend and largest trading partner.Good luck assholes.With people like you being representative of the population, good fucking luck.

abgary1 Robert Trip Tue, 08/08/2017 - 14:05 Permalink

The dope smoking snow-board instructor turned politician and the communists who call themselves the Liberal Party have it coming.Oh by the way, what is Trudeau's special envoy (dope dealer) going to do offer the Koreans a deal on some of Trudeau's best Canadian bud?Chill Kim, Chill Kim.

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