With the situation in North Korea having gotten pretty dicey in recent months, Gov. Bill Richardson – a favorite of the North Korean government – may be heading back there next week.
That’s according to the Washington Post:
“Adm. Mike Mullen, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, is off this week to South Korea to tell officials that the United States is standing with them. And there’s talk that outgoing New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson may be off to North Korea next week for a private chat with top officials at the invitation of key people in the nuclear crowd over there.”
Richardson, a former ambassador and a global troubleshooter, has negotiated with the North Koreans several times in the past. In fact, during the Bush presidency, the North Koreans came to Santa Fe to talk to Richardson rather than going to Washington.