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Gaeseong “losing appeal” in FTA Talks. Wow! Really?

October 22nd, 2006 . by Gerry-Bevers

The following headline has got to be one of the biggest understatements of the year:

S. Korean-run industrial park in N. Korea losing appeal in trade talks with U.S.

From the beginning, it was dumb for South Korea to insist that the Gaeseong Industial Complex in North Korea be included in a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States, but after North Korea’s recent nuclear bomb test, continuing such insistence would be idiotic.


One Response to “Gaeseong “losing appeal” in FTA Talks. Wow! Really?”

  1. comment number 1 by: James

    Did it ever have “appeal” that could be lost? It was highly undesirable before, and now it’s outright support of a rogue nuclear state that the UN has condemned for its actions.