At the significant time while North Korea is trying to renovate part of its airspace to the foreign flights, according to the three familiar sources the United States has prevented efforts by a UN agency for boost the civil aviation in North Korea.
The step taken by the US is a part of a negotiating strategy for maintaining the approvals pressure on North Korea, according to one of the sources, before a second summit between the US President Donald Trump and Korean leader Kim Jong In Vietnam in late February. Washington is asking tangible commitments from Pyongyang at the summit for renouncing its nuclear and missile programmes.
The United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization, with 192 member countries, has been working with Pyongyang to initiate a new air path that would pass through North and South Korean airspace.
Currently, Airlines take indirect subduing for avoiding North Korea due to the ultimate undeclared missile launches, which have been witnessed by some passengers on commercial flights.
If space was counted safe, international airlines could save fuel and time on some routes between Asia and Europe and North America and North Korea could start recovering its own trading aviation industry.
The country is suffering a lack of cash has a population of more than 25 million but its economy has been crushed by a series of approvals for its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.
Montreal-based ICAO was practiced to help for boosting the aviation system of North Korea by prominent training sessions between its military group and civil aviation staff.
North Korea also asked ICAO for accessing to US-produced aeronautical charts according to them. But the United States dispirited the UN agency from assisting North Korea with its air programme as Washington wanted to “ pool all the leverages and incentives” until Pyongyang makes substantial progress on denuclearisation according to the third source.
The source informed, “ They would keep tight hold of all available leverage to make sure there is no loophole until the North Koreans take action that deserves a reward”.