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The United States on Thursday urged China to press North Korea's new leader to exercise restraint, saying that South Korea would face "enormous pressure" to respond to any provocations.
The Marine Corps of South Korea and the U.S. are set to stage a joint landing exercise in March, in their largest combined drill in 23 years.
What I find curious is that is common knowledge that North Korea has nuclear weapons, and has made aggressive moves against surrounding areas.
To be fair, NK doesn't have any major resources at it's disposal, thus the severity of the impact the sanctions had in it's finances.
But, if you confront any US politician, or any politician of a country that supports and applies sanctions to Iran, it's not about resources, it's about world safety and stability.
If it's not for the resources, then why the double standards?
Iran isn't the same as NK. It has allies (true allies)
Same as for the population. Iran communities are spread around the world, many are even deeply connected into their local communities, even inside the US. If you meet any iran traveler, especially if they are young, most are as friendly, if not even more, as any US citizen, and due to their "stigma", some are even more prone to tolerance and peace than western citizens.
I seriously hope that Obama was serious in his speech, and that the US starts concerning more about it's own health/wealth and less about griping a wrist around the world. For the sake of the US, and for the sake of world safety/stability.
That's because for now, North Korea cannot deliver those nukes. Iran is much more advanced in missile technology and have long, porous borders, unlike North Korea faced with the Chinese border, the DMZ, the ocean and the Russia border.
That's because they buy the BS argument that Iran is suicidal (no country in history ever was) and that little Israel is in danger when it's total bull.
Iran got oil and Iran isn't controlled by the globalists.
Actually, North Korea have better allies. China and North Korea have a mutual defense pact. China will not allow NATO troops on their border.