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NEWS: North Korea Reneges on Nuclear Vow

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posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 08:14 AM
North Korea has backpeddled on its agreement to end its nuclear weapons program and would only consider disarmament if the US gives it nuclear reactors to generate power. Washington has rejected North Korea's demand and urged them to keep their promise.
North Korea said it won't abandon nuclear weapons until the nation receives a light-water reactor for producing power, highlighting a dispute over timing one day after an agreement was reached on disarming.

"It shouldn't even be dreamed of giving up our nuclear deterrent'' until the light-water reactor, which are harder to convert to military use, is provided, a foreign ministry statement carried on the official Korea Central News Agency said.

"This is not the agreement that they signed,'' said Frederick Jones, at spokesman for the National Security Council at the White House. "We will give them some time to reflect upon what they agreed to.''

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Well so much for that, as it seems Kim Jong was blowing smoke or there was some serious miscommunication going on. Could also be the western media jumped the gun.

Back to the meeting table, or do we say that's enough?

[edit on 20-9-2005 by Regenmacher]

posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 08:34 AM
It is impossible to trust the North Koreans. It is impossible to even negotiate with this totalitarian regime. Instead, the rest of the world should isolate the country, stop ALL humanitarian aid and either starve them into submission or be prepared to annihilate this rogue nation.

I know this sounds rather harsh.....very harsh.....but, unless the people take responsibility for their own regime change....which would only occur if the people were reduced to a dire starvation or even minimal subsistence level.....we are going to have to face continued nuclear blackmail from their "government".

It's time to ignore the North Korean regime and either force them into submission and acceptance of a global standard of operation or else we should annihilate them. If the regime is incapable of acting for change then the responsibility lies with her people. And if they do not act then they must face a nuclear reckoning?

What do you think?

posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 03:16 PM
Shocking really shocking......NOT.

Crazy Kim cannot and should not be trusted at all. So does China have any real influence with him, or are they pulling the strings here to keep the US occupied??

posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 08:48 PM
I have always believed that the DPRK was China's lapdog, since without China they would have virtually no trade. I don't think it's a great mystery that North Korea secured plans for nuclear technology from China either.

Kim Jong and President Hu Jintao.

Some followup:

Yesterday's breakthrough came just a week after Mr. Bush met Chinese President Hu Jintao in New York. The U.S. has also been telling China that it could no longer tolerate the status quo and would have to start squeezing Pyongyang harder. Last week the U.S. moved against a Macau bank, Banco Delta Asia Ltd., for laundering money for North Korea, causing a bank run. We'd also note that North Korea's promise to cooperate came one week after the re-election of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who has promised a more assertive foreign policy.

China does not want Japan to become a nuclear power, which would certainly happen if North Korea kept its nukes. Beijing's leaders also have a powerful strategic interest in continued good economic relations with the U.S. and Japan, whose investment and trade have helped fuel China's rapid economic growth. While Beijing didn't want to be seen throwing an ally over the side--and thus didn't want to sign on to an agenda of regime change in Pyongyang--it also doesn't want a break with the U.S.

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"And the grand facade, so soon will burn" --Peter Gabriel

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