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Cutting off communications with North Korea will only add risk

Seoul should not abandon 2018 agreement despite repeated violations

| North Korea
Kim Jong Un attends a Workers' Party Central Committee meeting in Pyongyang in December: The North Korean leader has repeatedly stated that denuclearization is not in the cards.   © KCNA/Reuters

Daniel R. DePetris is a fellow at the think tank Defense Priorities in Washington.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not waste any time ringing in the New Year with his own celebration.

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