After the global furore of yesterday's missile tests by NK the US Security Council is sitting as we speak to decide on the next best steps. What are
ATS members thoughts on the likely outcome of this?
Essentially it comes down to 2 options, neither of which seems to offer a solution.
Option 1) US lifts economic sanctions on NK with a guarentee that their nuclear programmes are ceased immediately and UN weapons inspectors are
allowed a bloody good poke around.
Option 2) US adds further sanctions to an already financially unstable NK.
The ramifications of the first options are probably better than the second, but I believe we would just be left with another Iraq type problem with NK
taking advantage of its reinvigourated economy and ploughing even more cash into weapons systems. The effects of the second are obvious - continued
efforts by NK to effectively enrich its own weapons grade nuclear materials and the ability to deliver them globally.
Either way this one looks like it will get ugly. Fast.
I would definately go with option 2, as i heard yesterday on CNN "If NK wants trouble, lets give them some." What kind of action that might be, is
to be awaited. But hasnt NK said any more sanctions would be an act of war?
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