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POLITICS: North Korea Ready to Resume Nuke Talks

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posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 04:52 PM
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A US Congressional delegation visited with North Korean officials this week with the aim of restarting stalled talks on the nation's nuclear weapon development. After negotiations, North Korea has indicated it is willing to return to the six nation nuclear proliferation talks and to view the US as a "friend" -- unless the US "...slanders the (DPRK) system and interferes in its internal affairs." Nuclear negotiations are expected to commence within weeks.
 



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North Korea told a visiting U.S. Congressional delegation that it is ready to return to six-party nuclear talks and would treat the United States as a "friend" if Washington doesn't slander the rule of totalitarian leader Kim Jong Il.

The North Korean overture on Friday came shortly after a bipartisan U.S. Congressional delegation concluded talks with senior communist officials in Pyongyang. The delegation called the meeting an "overwhelming success," and said in Seoul that North Korea appeared ready to negotiate within weeks.

"Our unanimous impression is that the DPRK is ready to rejoin the six-party process," said Republican Rep. Curt Weldon, vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, using the acronym for the North's official name, Democratic People's Republic of Korea.


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The initial talks between the United States, North and South Korea, China, Japan and Russia broke down in June when North Korea backed out of discussions and began a campaign of public anti-US sentiment. North Korea left the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 2002 and resumed public nuclear weapons development after being accused of carrying it on in secret.




posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 04:54 PM
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" -- unless the US "...slanders the (DPRK) system and interferes in its internal affairs."

this i got to see.



posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 06:59 PM
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Well, what about the whole abduction issue with Japan, which is kind of in limbo at the moment. Economic sanctions against NK would certainly stall the nuke talks again, and may provoke a war.

Another issue is the situation with Iran, which has set a precedent, and which I'm sure the NK's have watched very closely. Stall, talk, stall, talk, stall, talk. In the meantime, build up the weapons, and hunker down defenses. And if the IAEA gets a bit too nosy, no problem. Just tell them "No you can't go in there, because that's a sensitive military base."

As time passes with no nuke issue resolve, both NK and Iran get stronger. They have more time to plan and further hide and harden their facilities. And there is also the issue that they can both continue to increase and strengthen ties with China, or even Russia. And there is also more time for them to strengthen ties with terrorist groups, and maybe even put a WMD in their hands. After all, I'm sure NK or Iran would love nothing more than to see Washington be devasted from a WMD attack at the hands of terrorists. And with all the talk recently of strikes against Baathist targets in Syria, and rumors of Russian assistance in removing Iraqi WMD's to Syria, Iran, and possibly Lebanon, there is more time for further planning with regards to those WMD's.

The Bottom Line: Everyday that passes with no resolve only works against us. How much more time should be allowed before action is taken?



posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 07:07 PM
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I believe the best solution is nearly always, diplomacy, I've been ready to kick the hell out of North Korea since the Pueblo incident. Now, there's not much we can do. Even the neo-cons are admitting were losing ground in Iraq.



posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 08:16 PM
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Its a waste of time holding talks with North because even if a argreement is reached North Korea will blackmail the world in a few years (again!) Instead all aid should be cut off.
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