South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s policy provides incentives for member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to facilitate engagement with North Korea — but some countries are cautious about getting too involved, Dr Hoo Chiew-Ping of the National University of Malaysia told UPI. The Korea watcher previously said that North Korea had taken the initiative to kick-start Track II – or non-governmental – diplomacy with ASEAN by reaching out to a Myanmar think-tank asking it to host a dialogue on the Korean peninsula. North Korea will not relinquish its nuclear weapons until the US eliminates its own “nuclear threat,” according to a commentary published by state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).