Richardson: ‘I Do See A Possible Thaw’ In Relations With N. Korea

August 19, 2009 10:32 am

After meeting with two North Korean diplomats, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson told MSNBC that he sees “a possible thaw” in relations between the U.S. and North Korea.

Richardson is meeting with the diplomats, who are high level envoys to the United Nations, all day today and tomorrow. He and the Obama administration have emphasized that he’s not meeting with them on behalf of the White House.

Their talks, held in Santa Fe, will reportedly include discussion of renewable energy initiatives.

Richardson said today he believed former President Bill Clinton’s recent visit to North Korea has improved relations between the countries.

Richardson is a former ambassador to the U.N. and has traveled to North Korea several times.

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