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North Korea still playing nuclear poker

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posted on Oct, 22 2006 @ 03:15 PM
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Reports from the Kyodo news agency state that depending on the "US position", North Korea may still undertake a 2nd nuclear test. The reports state that Korean leader Kim Jong made the comments to a Chinese envoy this week. The official position from China is that currently North Korea has "no intention" of conducting a further test "at this point".

 



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Oct. 22 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has reportedly told a Chinese envoy that plans to carry out another nuclear test could hinge on U.S. policy toward the country.


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It seems although China may have calmed the situation down for the moment, there is still a great deal of diplomatic work to be done behind the scenes.

North Korea is obviously still seeking the limelight from the international stage, the question is how far are they willing to go, and who are they willing to upset?

The US administration have a great responsibility on their hands, not only in the fate of a country, or region, but also the rest of the world.

The question is how will they handle it?

Related News Links:
today.reuters.com
www.chron.com

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posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 02:19 PM
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Here's recent some follow up:


Movement Reportedly Seen at N.Korea Site - ABC News

SEOUL, South Korea Oct 28, 2006 (AP)— South Korean and U.S. officials are monitoring the construction of a new building and other activities at a suspected North Korean nuclear site, trying to determine if the communist country is planning a second test detonation, news reports said Saturday.

South Korea is keeping a close watch on the movement of trucks and soldiers at the Punggye-ri site in the North Korea's remote northeast, Yonhap news agency reported, citing several unidentified military officials. One official, however, said a second test was "not believed to be imminent."

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If Jong does blow off another nuke, China's reputablity will approach zero.

I never have bought into the media propaganda about China not being in control of the DPRK. US can't make too many waves when China has the West by the manufacturing bollocks, so we put on a happy face and keep buying at Wongmart as long as Beijing keeps servicing US debt.



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