US mulls engaging North Korea

Officials in US see Kim Jong-il's death as new opportunity to reach out to secretive communist state.



    The US is trying to work out the best way to engage North Korea following Kim Jong-il's death.

    Officials in Washington are trying to reach out to China, North Korea's influential neighbour, and say that Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, and her Chinese counterpart share the same goals for the country during the transition.

    However, US officials say that they do not expect immediate progress from a country still in mourning. 
     
    Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington DC on the challenges facing policy makers in the US.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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