Guns and money: Why US’ top North Korea diplomat is in Southeast Asia

Hong Kong( CNN) When US Ambassador Joseph Yun trips Myanmar the coming week, he’ll likely be trying to convince a longtime military spouse of Pyongyang to meet US efforts to draw rein Kim Jong Un’s nuclear efforts.

It’s a hard task for the man who spawned headlines for helping to free American Otto Warmbier from North Korean detention last month.

But the excursion, mention advisers, is emblematic of a key trick from the Trump administration: cutting off Northern korean revenue , no matter how small or obscure different sources.

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