Voice of the Martyrs Korea Ignores International Politics, Focuses on Getting Bibles to North Korean Christians

The Monument of Party Founding in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo courtesy of Steve Barker on Unsplash)

The U.S has a new president, and with that comes a new policy for handling North Korea. President Biden has voiced a desire to encourage denuclearization in North Korea and wants to work with allies in the region to accomplish this goal. However, the administration has not yet unveiled a detailed plan.

President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to meet with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un when they held a summit in June of 2018. The leaders met twice more, but no deal was reached.

Eric Foley of The Voice of the Martyrs Korea says most North Koreans won’t notice a difference in how the U.S. administrations handle the North Korean government. “Most North Korean people have very low levels of awareness of the international political dealings of their government. They know only what they hear. They describe themselves as being like frogs in a well, only seeing the space that’s directly above their heads.”

Nor have these kinds of politics created much change in the past, Foley says. Twenty years ago, he was told it was pointless to work with North Korea because the political environment would lead to the collapse of the government. That didn’t happen.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


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