posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 12:14 PM
The United States will never be able to resort to military means to end the North Korean nuclear crisis, South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun said on
The standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions pits the world’s most stubborn country, North Korea, against the country with the strongest voice
in the world, the United States, and therefore a resolution is inherently complicated, Roh said.
“But neither side has the freedom to take the situation to a breakdown,” Roh told senior South Korean journalists at the presidential Blue House.
“Under no circumstances can the North choose nuclear weapons, and under no circumstances can the United States choose military means,
The United States has said it harbors no hostile intent, but it generally does not rule out any option to ensure the North does not use or enhance its
declared nuclear arsenal. The key to the nuclear problem lies between the North and the United States, making a summit between the two Koreas unlikely
soon, Roh said, when asked whether he would be willing to meet with the North’s leader, Kim Jong-il.
“My assessment is it would be difficult for a summit under the circumstances to be successful,” Roh said.
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IMO he is very wrong.