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NEWS: Russia Pushes To Strengthen Economic Ties With North Korea

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posted on Nov, 19 2005 @ 06:25 PM
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Russian president Vladimir Putin who is currently attending a bilateral summit in South Korea with president Roh Moo-Hyun, has spoken out and stated that one way to ease the tension on the Korean Peninsula is to draw North Korea into large scale development projects. Putin is offering to begin a three way format of co operation between the North and the south with Russia, focusing on energy and transportation. Putin says this will help build confidence in the peninsula but he didn't name specific projects. In recent times senior Russian officials have spoken of plans to link a trans-Korean railway line to Russia's trans-Siberia line.
 



www.abc.net.au

Putin - wn.com

He says it would be "genuinely realistic" to widen the warming Russian-South Korean relationship to include North Korea in some fields.


Kim Jong Il, North Korea President -CNN
This would provide an easy new channel for deliveries of gas and oil from Russia to South Korea.

The Putin-Roh summit took place after two days of a summit of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which drew together all the participants in the six-party talks but North Korea.

Russia has diplomatic ties with both South Korea and North Korea.


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Mr Putin came to the APEC summit looking for ways to leverage Russia's vast wealth in coveted energy resources into stronger influence on the region's political agenda, a goal his North Korean proposal seems designed to further.



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The plans come after Putin held talks with President George Bush discussing ways to stop the nuclear crisis on the peninsula and to halt North Koreas nuclear advantages.

if anyone can do it Putin can. The North Koreans still talk to the Russians and are probably more likely to listen to them then any other country.



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posted on Nov, 19 2005 @ 07:56 PM
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if anyone can do it Putin can. The North Koreans still talk to the Russians and are probably more likely to listen to them then any other country.


Good article but I must disagree with your last statement. While Russia may have significant pull when it comes to North Korea, China by far has the most influence and leverage over NK. China provides more aid to the DPRK than any other nation, and the regime in North Korea owes its existence and continued grip on power to the Chinese. So if anybody can do it, it'd be the Chinese more than it would be Putin and the Russians.

China could end this dispute tomorrow if they wanted to.



posted on Nov, 19 2005 @ 08:38 PM
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I concede that point and change it to , any other country other than China.

China and Russia have always been sort of close even politically, Imagine if Russia China and north Korea did form a stronger alliance...

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posted on Nov, 19 2005 @ 08:54 PM
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China and Russia have always been sort of close even politically, Imagine if Russia China and north Korea did form a stronger alliance...

Anything that would cool down the tone of Kim's saber-rattling would be fine by me. Forced isolationism breeds desperation and with those nukes he has in his closet, who can sleep soundly at night? If he has a buddy or two in the region, he may tend to listen more than he does now.



posted on Nov, 20 2005 @ 04:46 AM
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Leave it to the Russians to "cool" things down.

Honestly, they are like preventing world wars =/
They are constantly telling Iran to comply with the UN rules and all that too...


Originally posted by Mayet
Imagine if Russia China and north Korea did form a stronger alliance...


I think such an alliance already exists



posted on Nov, 20 2005 @ 03:45 PM
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Come to think of it i believe it was not such a bad thing that Russia was a Soviet Socialist Republic at one point. They had ties to all the major nations that America "distastes" currrently. Being from Russia im semi-glad it all turned out this way. Russo-American friendship is steadily going up and other parts of the world are cooling down (except the Middle East
) However i am suspicious of this Vladimir Putin fellow...

Also Russia is sort of making an alliance with the communist asian countries because it started to participate in their war games.

I agree with Manincloak. Russia does pwn.



posted on Nov, 21 2005 @ 02:54 AM
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Originally posted by Spartanious
Come to think of it i believe it was not such a bad thing that Russia was a Soviet Socialist Republic at one point. They had ties to all the major nations that America "distastes" currrently. Being from Russia im semi-glad it all turned out this way. Russo-American friendship is steadily going up and other parts of the world are cooling down (except the Middle East
) However i am suspicious of this Vladimir Putin fellow...

Also Russia is sort of making an alliance with the communist asian countries because it started to participate in their war games.

I agree with Manincloak. Russia does pwn.


Hehe yeh.

I was just thinking about it today...Russia is a friend and ally of basically everyone.

Like can you name a country which dislikes Russia? And Chechnya is a republic of Russia by law don't forget.

Why are you suspecious of Putin? I think he's really smart, all the things he has done during his two terms to improve Russia's economy and Defence force are amazing.



posted on Nov, 21 2005 @ 09:25 AM
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i just have a thing with goverment officials disapearing for weeks and turning up disalutioned and denying what happend to them...
That actually happend a year ago or something.



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