The former president was in Pyongyang Tuesday seeking the release of two American journalists. But talks could go beyond that.
In South, decisive tone of 'joint vision' is seen as sending a strong message to the North.
But the two women sentenced to 12 years in prison still face awful conditions. Their whereabouts since last week remain unknown.
The administration wants to keep the journalists’ plight separate from any discussion of the North’s rogue nuclear program. But that will be difficult.
A tougher stance toward Pyongyang may complicate efforts to negotiate the release of the two women, who were sentenced Monday to 12 years of hard labor.
Laura Ling and Euna Lee, nabbed along the Chinese-North Korean border, have become players in a much larger drama.
Washington’s response to the rogue nation’s nuclear test Monday is complicated by Pyongyang’s custody of two American journalists.