North Korea’s friends in Southeast Asia are ready to return to business as usual

 Maximum pressure is technically still in effect against North Korea, despite the current frenzy of diplomacy.

But it was more like “maximum leisure” at the Pyongyang Restaurant in Phnom Penh on a recent night. The place was packed with more than 100 Chinese tourists washing down $38 plates of fish with $70 bottles of North Korean liquor. They rushed to present bouquets of flowers to, and take selfies with, the North Korean singers belting out Chinese ballads.

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