Originally Posted by Baltimoron
It's here you have to understand Korean culture.
Fair enough, and I'll be the first to acknowledge that I don't. Nonetheless, from my (American) point of view, I don't perceive the NKs as having won anything of significance via their diplomatic efforts, especially not as such gains could be thought of as losses by the US.
If it's a big deal that the US lost face here and there, as perceived by the NKs, and that's all the NKs care about, then I'm happy with that. It's far better than fighting a war.