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On Tuesday, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea threatened to nullify the Armistice Agreement inked in 1953, an apparent move to exert pressure on the United Nations Security Council while the latter was busy discussing new sanctions against Pyongyang.
But the DPRK's threat is not meant to "resume" the war. On the contrary, observers in Beijing feel it is a desperate effort to bring the United States back to the negotiation table.
During his recent trip to the DPRK, former basketball star Dennis Rodman might have come across to the world as totally ridiculous in the role of self-appointed emissary to restore peace on the Korean Peninsula. But somehow his effort did make sense.