Magazine article Variety

Busan Jury President Stone Talks Diplomacy

Magazine article Variety

Busan Jury President Stone Talks Diplomacy

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On Thursday, the Busan festival's New Currents competition jury president Oliver Stone weighed in on ongoing tensions between North Korea and the U.S. during the jury's press conference, declaring, "The U.S. government must accept that North Korea has nuclear weapons."

Admitting that he rarely agrees with the U.S. government, Stone called for the Trump government to accept the status quo as it now is, and negotiate with the Kim Jong-un regime, rather than bluster against it. "We must get China and Russia around the table. Or else this thing will not end well," Stone said.

The U.S. government position has recently appeared to be divided over North Korea. President Donald Trump has threatened military action as North Korea has conducted nuclear and missile tests. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has advocated diplomacy.

Stone chose to make the Korean political situation a personal one. "My wife is Korean, Her family went through the Korean War. …

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