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WAR: Rice: U.S. Can't Wait Forever for North Korean Talks

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posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 11:18 AM
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has signaled that growing frustration with North Korea may force the United States to move on from 6 nation talks. The Stalinist state has refused efforts to return to talks aimed at eliminating its nuclear program. Rice is now conferring and laying the ground work on how to best deal with North Korea if the negotiations fail. While no specific plan has been put forth, many believe the Bush administration to be set to refer the matter to the United Nations for a consideration of sanctions.
 



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BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday the United States would not allow a stalemate over North Korea's refusal to return to nuclear arms negotiations to go on forever.

With U.S. impatience rising over the six-party negotiations, Rice has begun to lay the groundwork with her Asian partners for how to deal with North Korea if it stays away, a senior State Department official said.

While the official would not specify what moves were under consideration, hard-liners in the Bush administration want to call the talks off and report North Korea to the United Nations for possible sanctions.


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So either the U.S. and others have finally grown tired of the endless toddler tantrums Kim keeps throwing out, or this is an elaborate ploy. You bluff we bluff. Either way the stakes seem to be slowly ratchting up. This will be much more complicated to deal with for sure. The U.S. was right to engage China and let it be a major player in this. If they cannot get thier boy to heel, they lose face. If they can, Crazy Kim is de-nuked. Form the administrations standpoint its a win-win




posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 12:21 PM
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So now that they cant wait forever and NK will likely not return to the table, whats goint to happen? Is this a threat from the US? Lets get this over with already!



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 12:22 PM
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I don't really think there are anymore sanctions to put on North Korea that wouldn't just senselessly hurt the people of the nation more. It's pretty clear the people aren't going to get rid of the government, and the government doesn't seem to give a damn how horrible things get for the people.



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by Disturbed Deliverer
I don't really think there are anymore sanctions to put on North Korea that wouldn't just senselessly hurt the people of the nation more. It's pretty clear the people aren't going to get rid of the government,


I agree with your there, so the only real answer here is to starve them out. Brutal? Yes, barbaric? Yes, but I simply do not see a way to negotiate with old Crazy Kim in a resonable manner. A total blockade would be far more desireable than an all out war. The U.S. would win, but not after millions are killed on both sides and if he gets off a few nukes it would be worse.



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