[Global Times reporter Sun Xiuping] Kyodo News Agency recently quoted a source as saying that the United States hopes to set up liaison offices with North Korea, while Japan and South Korea are exploring this intention of the United States. If the United States and North Korea agree to set up liaison offices with each other, the offices will be resident by relevant persons of the U.S. government in Pyongyang and those of the Korean government in Washington. For the United States and North Korea, which do not have diplomatic relations, the liaison office will act as embassies. Before the second U.S. – DPRK summit in February last year, CNN reported that Washington and Pyongyang are considering establishing liaison offices to pave the way for the next step of normalization of U.S. – DPRK relations, citing government insiders. However, due to the failure of the summit, the relevant suggestions have not been realized. According to the East Asia daily of South Korea on the 10th, the South Korean government takes a cautious stand on this report of Japanese media. A South Korean diplomatic official said that the credibility of the Japanese media reports was not high, and the talks between the DPRK and the United States were still in a state of stagnation. South Korea’s “Korean national daily” analysis said that the reason for the news is that the US election is coming, and the president trump of the country urgently needs visible diplomatic achievements. He said on the 8th that if he won the election, he would quickly reach an agreement with North Korea. However, North Korea has made it clear many times recently that it has no intention of dialogue with the United States.