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posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 10:07 AM
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Like we need it anyhow? We could easily, and secretly, put nukes in bombers, and we have ICBMs that could reach it. If THAT isn't deterring NK, I don't know what difference tacticals in SK would make.... Whatever official suggested that idea, should be out of a job today.....what a moron.




posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 12:03 PM
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it was a south Korea official that had the idea, same one the wanted to Enrich Uranium, he is getting flamed for it by the US and the PM as well as other South Korea officials see if i can find that. for now here are some head lines english.yonhapnews.co.kr... in part


2013/04/25 17:40 KST
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China sounds positive note on 3-way talks with S. Korea, U.S.
SEOUL, April 25 (Yonhap) -- China has been "positively" considering holding a trilateral, but informal, dialogue with South Korea and the United States for effective policy consultations on North Korea, a Seoul official said Thursday.

The idea of holding a so-called 1.5-track security dialogue, in which government officials and academics from South Korea, the U.S. and China participate in their individual capacity, has been floated by South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se with the aim of stepping up their joint policy coordination toward an increasingly belligerent North Korea.

Yun and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Beijing on Wednesday and agreed to open a 24-hour hotline for prompt policy consultations on North Korea.

"China is positively considering starting a 1.5-track strategic dialogue with South Korea and the U.S.," said the senior official at Seoul's foreign ministry who attended the Yun-Wang talks.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the three nations could speed up a launch of the three-way dialogue "to deepen their strategic communications at higher-level officials."
next up DPRK Gen behind all the H&D english.yonhapnews.co.kr... not the whole story but it is enough


2013/04/25 17:01 KST
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N.K. army's reconnaissance chief leads saber-rattling: source
SEOUL, April 25 (Yonhap) -- A hard-line North Korean general suspected of masterminding the sinking of a South Korean warship three years ago seems to be behind the North's recent brinkmanship, a government source said Thursday.

Kim Yong-chol, a four-star general who heads the powerful Reconnaissance General Bureau of the Korean People's Army (KPA), appears to be playing a leading role in ratcheting up tensions on the Korean Peninsula, said the source, requesting anonymity.

In recent months, Pyongyang has threatened to launch nuclear attacks against South Korea and the United States and said it will not abide by its denuclearization pledges made in the past.

The general, also a member of the ruling Workers' Party Central Military Commission, has been the chief delegate to general officer-level meetings between South and North Korean armed forces. He is also suspected of having ordered the 2010 torpedoing of the Cheonan that left 46 South Korean sailors dead.

"A skilled negotiator has been upping the ante in recent months," the source said.

Kim came into prominence after the communist country detonated its third nuclear device on Feb. 12, in defiance of warnings issued by the international community, he said.

"He even called a meeting with foreign diplomats in Pyongyang to explain the overall situation taking place in the region," the source said. "Kim may have tried to follow the decades-old pattern of intentionally fueling tensions with the hope of winning concessions and aid."
here is the SK's PM speech english.yonhapnews.co.kr... i will see if i can find the SK wants nukes lead



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 12:11 PM
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I agree here is the link to the idea of having SK being able to refine Uranium english.yonhapnews.co.kr... kind of long but give you the info that this is not an US idea but of a SK request


2013/04/24 12:00 KST
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(News Focus) S. Korea, U.S. buy time for nuclear pact, but prospects remain uncertain
SEOUL, April 24 (Yonhap) -- Despite more than two years of drawn-out negotiations, South Korea and the United States decided to extend the current nuclear cooperation pact by two years to 2016, giving the allies additional time to continue talks on whether Seoul should be permitted to produce its own nuclear fuel.
However, officials in Seoul reacted skeptically to the prospects for future negotiations because the U.S. is unlikely to allow South Korea to enrich uranium and reprocess nuclear fuel, a move that would go against U.S. President Barack Obama's broader nonproliferation agenda.

South Korea and the U.S. started formal negotiations on renewing the 1974 bilateral agreement in October 2010. The pact prohibits South Korea from reprocessing spent atomic fuel because it could yield plutonium that could be used to build atomic weapons.

Seoul wants Washington to allow it to use a proliferation-resistant technology for enriching uranium and reprocessing spent atomic fuel, but South Korea failed to win U.S. permission during six rounds of formal talks since 2010.

The issue of reprocessing spent fuel and enriching uranium is a demanding agenda for both South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Obama because many officials and politicians in Seoul see it as a matter of "peaceful nuclear sovereignty."

Time had been running short because the allies must conclude negotiations by this summer for a revised accord to be approved by the U.S. Congress.

Washington's policymakers have long been reluctant to grant Seoul permission because of the negative impacts it could have on efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear ambition as well as the effects it could have on Obama's non-proliferation initiative.

"The two sides agreed to extend the current nuclear cooperation agreement by two years to avoid a lapse in the agreement and the next round of talks will be held in June," said a senior official at Seoul's foreign ministry who is privy to the negotiations.

Seoul and Washington wrapped up the latest round of negotiations last week in Washington, about two weeks before Park visits the U.S. for her first summit talks with Obama.

Extending the pact will "give Korea and the U.S. more time for close consultations and lay the ground work for the two sides to achieve good results in smoothly revising the agreement," the official said on the condition of anonymity.

South Korea has repeatedly called on the U.S. to allow the country to enrich uranium and reprocess spent fuel "for peaceful purpose" as Washington granted such permission to the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) nations and Japan.

The request from South Korea is aimed at forestalling a looming crisis of nuclear waste storage and providing full fuel supply contracts to its reactor customers.

In December 2009, South Korea signed a US$20 billion contract with the United Arab Emirates to build four commercial nuclear reactors in the Middle Eastern country, flagging a new role for Seoul in the world's nuclear energy market.

Kim Sung-han, a professor at Korea University who had served as a vice foreign minister under the administration of former president Lee Myung-bak, voiced skepticism over a possible shift in the U.S. nuclear policy toward South Korea.

"Amid growing worries over possible terrorist acts using weapons of mass destruction, it would be burdensome for the U.S. to make an exception even for an ally," Kim said.

In the face of growing nuclear waste stockpiles and its ambition to become a global power in the civilian nuclear industry, South Korea hopes to adopt the so-called pyroprocessing technology, which leaves separated plutonium, the main ingredient in making atomic bombs, mixed with other elements.

South Korea wants the U.S. to allow it to use the new technology because it has to deal with more than 10,000 tons of nuclear waste at storage facilities that are expected to reach capacity by 2016.

Some nonproliferation experts say pyroprocessing is not significantly different from reprocessing, and the plutonium could be quickly turned into weapons-grade material.

In 2011, Seoul and Washington launched a 10-year joint study of pyroprocessing as an option to tackle nuclear waste problems, but some analysts are doubtful whether the technology could be commercially viable.

kdh@yna.co.kr
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still looking



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 12:20 PM
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this might be true but there is a call for the US to turn over Command to SK over it's forces , this could be that we are no-longer welcome , and it would be a win for Un. he does enough dancing around.

Here is the story about the SK official wanting the nukes, yea i know it is from CSmonitor but if some one would pay for the Yonhap news sub it would be form there and not CSmonitor www.csmonitor.com...
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Amid-crisis-influential-South-Korean-politician-wants-to-deploy-US-nukes
looking for the Korea Herald well an other pay for and get the info , I am not going to buy a subscription to get the article if CS is not good enough or my word then we are at an impasse

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posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 12:24 PM
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it was a south Korea official that had the idea,


I'm just glad that wasn't a US official. That would SERIOUSLY undermine our efforts to get China to reign in this little terror puppet.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 12:54 PM
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yea it seems SK and DPRK have the war flu, I am beginning to think we should pull out of SK and say it is your problem, 60 years is enough of being there, all this is going to do is lead to an other US involved war and have more lost loved ones, and prove to the rest of the world yes we are your police force. I think Japan China and SK can deal with Un er DPRK on their own with out us US.
Here is an update on Un they did have a parade after all www3.nhk.or.jp... video as well, from the link



Kim Jong Un reviews military parade

North Korean First Secretary Kim Jong Un has reviewed a military parade to mark the 81st anniversary of the country's armed forces.

The country's state-run television on Thursday aired footage of the parade in front of Kumsusan Palace, where late leader Kim Jong Il lies in state.

Young Kim was on the reviewing platform along with his uncle and reported mentor Jang Song Thaek and other aides.

The military's General Political Bureau Director, Choe Ryong Hae said in a speech that the country's enemies are offering dialogue but are only out to strangle the country. He said if the enemies wage nuclear war, the North's army will burn down their home fields with powerful nuclear weapons.

Troops from the air, land and sea forces and strategic rocket units then marched in formation in front of First Secretary Kim.

There is no confirmation that the parade featured a display of ballistic missiles.

Observers say media coverage stressing the legitimacy of the 3-generation hereditary succession is aimed at bolstering the young leader's authority.

The Korean People's Army remains prepared for a missile launch with medium-range missiles stationed on the country's east coast. But no signs of imminent action have been confirmed.

Pyongyang will mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice on July 27th. Until then, the country is likely to step up maneuvering for new dialogue with the United States and press for its acceptance as a nuclear power.

Apr. 25, 2013 - Updated 13:14 UTC
how many times will we see him saying this ?? it is getting old we want nukes we want nukes we want nukes and we keep saying no you cant no you cant no you cant will some one please kick the jute box the record, er cd is stuck again, or put tape on it so no one can drop money in.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 01:01 PM
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Not only that SK official saying it could have China mad, the PM should make the suggestion that he be removed from office. China is close to getting saying we will take care of Un or be behind all that could be under Un's fat little thumb. Un could go after China as well, give us oil and food or we will nuke Beijing. think China would put up with that?? I would be the end of the DPRK and Un



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 02:21 PM
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KCNA is up once again and here is the DPRK Syria link proving Syria and Un are working together www.kcna.kp...


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Pyongyang, April 24 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, received a reply message from Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
The message expressed thanks to Kim Jong Un for sending kind congratulations to the Syrian president on the independence day, the national holiday of the Syrian Arab Republic, wishing him good health and happiness as well as the friendly Korean people greater progress and prosperity.
The Syrian president in the message expressed his will to work hard together with Kim Jong Un to steadily strengthen the friendly and cooperative relations between Syria and the DPRK in the interests of the two peoples. -0-
here is the sentence that got me thinking

The Syrian president in the message expressed his will to work hard together with Kim Jong Un to steadily strengthen the friendly and cooperative relations between Syria and the DPRK in the interests of the two peoples.
could the US be going into a trap set by Syria and Un over the use of chem's in Syria?



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 11:21 PM
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could the US be going into a trap set by Syria and Un over the use of chem's in Syria?


I'm sure this has been considered amongst a billion other scenarios.

I think you're onto something, in that the dots of Syria, North Korea, and Iran, are at the point of being visibly connected. And that set's the frame for a very nasty picture to be painted.



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 12:18 AM
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yes it is but we are slow to act, but then you have John McCain saying go and go now ,what a war hunger person he has become , true colors do show in time.
Update on the Kaesong english.yonhapnews.co.kr... ill put this up in full


2013/04/26 13:00 KST
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Park to call security ministers' meeting on Kaesong complex
SEOUL, April 26 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye will hold a meeting with security ministers Friday to discuss how to deal with the suspended joint industrial complex in North Korea, an official said, as Pyongyang stonewalled Seoul's demand for dialogue on the matter.

South Korea had given Pyongyang until Friday morning to accept the dialogue offer or face unspecified "grave measures." Many view the "measures" could include pulling the last-remaining South Korean workers from the complex in the North's border city of Kaesong.

But the North gave no response by the noon deadline.

Park plans to hold a meeting with foreign affairs and security-related ministers at 3 p.m. to discuss the issue, presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung said. The meeting is expected to discuss the way forward, including what "grave" measures will be taken.

The factory park has been idling since early this month when North Korea withdrew all of its 53,000 workers from the 123 South Korean factories operating in the zone amid heightened tensions over annual military drills between South Korea and the United States.

Pyongyang also threatened to permanently shut down the complex.

The complex, the last-remaining symbol of once-boomed inter-Korean rapprochement, has also been a key source of hard currency for the impoverished North. South Korea usually pays the North about US$90 million annually in worker wages.

jschang@yna.co.kr
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wounder if SK will go in fores to get the last 180 workers out DPRK has not them go and has not give them any food, the last time i looked should have posted that, oh well back with more, i think yeah i found it here is the post www.abovetopsecret.com... that was easy
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posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 12:27 AM
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Argh can't get the link nor the text of the article posted on Yonhap News (Korean time 14:22)

(URGENT) N. Korea rejects Seoul's call for talks on Kaesong complex, warns it can take grave action.

Little help anyone??



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 12:37 AM
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yes i can and here is a better link www.koreaherald.com... is full

Seoul proposes Gaeseong talks
Unification Ministry warns Pyongyang of ‘grave action’ if it rejects dialogue



Published : 2013-04-25 21:12
Updated : 2013-04-25 21:12
South Korea on Thursday proposed formal talks with North Korea to normalize the Gaeseong industrial park with a warning that it would take “grave action” unless the North accepted its offer by Friday morning.

North Korea suspended the joint industrial park north of the border amid heightening military tension in early April,

“We cannot let the Gaeseong industrial complex be in the current situation for the long haul,” Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Hyung-suk told a news conference.

“Accordingly we are officially proposing to North Korea to hold working-level talks between the two responsible governments to resolve humanitarian issues for workers at Gaeseong and normalize the complex.”

Seoul’s position remains steadfast that the district should be maintained and developed in a stable manner, Kim added.

“But if North Korea again rejects our offer, we will have no choice but to take a grave action.”

He did not elaborate on the measure but appeared to signal that Seoul could pull out all its 176 remaining citizens from the complex.

Losses for the factories have snowballed since the country banned the entry of South Korean people and cargo on April 4 and withdrew its 53,000 employees on April 9, effectively suspending operations.

The decision followed a weeks-long torrent of North Korean military threats since South Korea and the U.S. began military drills and the U.N. levied its strongest sanctions last month over a nuclear test.

The remaining South Koreans, mostly executives and plant managers, are subsisting on ramen, biscuits and other instant food stored as snacks for night shifts. A surging number of firms are suffering order cancelations, a client exodus and credit crunch.

Offering an olive branch, President Park Geun-hye and Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae proposed dialogue two weeks ago to settle the disputes and reactivate the assembly lines.

But the intractable regime dismissed the offer, demanding Seoul and Washington first end and apologize for international sanctions and “provocations” including the military exercises.

Even so, the Unification Ministry has since requested informal talks “almost every day” with the Kaesong Industrial District Management Committee and the General Bureau for the Special Zone Development Guidance in charge of the complex, a senior official told The Korea Herald on condition of anonymity.

“North Korea even refused to take our written demand that it allow a medical team and a minimum number of people to cross the border to clear humanitarian problems and deliver foodstuffs,” Kim said.

Whether Pyongyang will accept is unclear. It appears to have shown a letup in its nuclear threats and bellicose rhetoric but at the same time no sign of reconciliation has come from the country.

Some officials and experts have said that a war of nerves between the two Koreas would hold out at least until the annual Foal Eagle drill finishes at the end of this month.

By Shin Hyon-hee (heeshin@heraldcorp.com)
this one when into more detail to show how bad it is they spell Kaesong with a G , i do not know why but they do.



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 01:01 AM
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Thank you bekod!



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 01:14 AM
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your welcome and no it is South Korea that will take action this is form the post of mine

South Korea on Thursday proposed formal talks with North Korea to normalize the Gaeseong industrial park with a warning that it would take “grave action” unless the North accepted its offer by Friday morning.
when I checked just a few sec ago it seems Un has given the word on "no will we will not" accept the offer ill be back with that.



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 01:21 AM
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and i am back with not good news i was hoping it was a misprint but here is the link with the details english.yonhapnews.co.kr... from the link, in full


2013/04/26 14:55 KST
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(3rd LD) N. Korea snubs Seoul's call for talks on Kaesong
SEOUL, April 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Friday rejected Seoul's proposal to hold official talks to resolve the suspension of a joint industrial complex, warning it could be the first to take grave action.

Operations of the industrial complex in the North's border town of Kaesong came to a halt on April 9, when Pyongyang pulled out all of its 53,000 laborers working there.

"Pyongyang will be the first to take tough action if the South insists on worsening the situation at the border town," the North's National Defense Commission said in a statement monitored in Seoul. "The kind of ultimatum made by the South the day before will only lead to no good results."

The response came hours after the Ministry of Unification said it did not receive a reply to its proposal for dialogue.

The ministry set a deadline for noon and warned it could take serious measures if the North did not make its position known on talks.

The current standoff marks the most serious challenge to the complex since it started operations in late 2004.

The shutdown comes as the North has ratcheted up its warlike rhetoric in recent months after detonating its third nuclear device on Feb. 12 and launching a long-range rocket late last year in defiance of warnings by the international community.

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it seems we have a war or will have a war now, Un is a fool he can not win ,what is he thinking?? from the link

"Pyongyang will be the first to take tough action if the South insists on worsening the situation at the border town," the North's National Defense Commission said in a statement monitored in Seoul. "The kind of ultimatum made by the South the day before will only lead to no good results."
South Korea will not let 180 or 176 ,{ depending on what news source your reading } be left there to die, they will send in a rescue force Park has stated this.



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 01:33 AM
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here is the link detailing what if any action needs to be taken news.xinhuanet.com... form the link, it is long but i will put in the most important lines

President Park stressed that she will trust the judgment of the military that is directly facing the possibly surprise attack by the DPRK, instructing the military to secure safety of workers at the joint industrial park.
there are others that say the same thing this was the easiest to find it is form the 1st of April and this is the opening

SEOUL, April 1 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday instructed the military to strongly respond to possible provocation by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) without any political considerations.

"If any provocation is made against our people and the country, (the military) should strongly respond (to the provocation) in an early stage without any other political considerations," Yonhap News Agency quoted Park as saying at the annual policy briefing by the Defense Ministry.

Park said she "sees the recent DPRK's threat very seriously," mentioning the nullification of non-aggression pact, the cut-off of the military communications line and the repeated war threats.
seems that either side is now for war, it is a matter of whom will take or make the first shot, not of words but of hot lead



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 01:47 AM
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Exactly!

Now, to see who the 2013 equivalent of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is.
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posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 01:50 AM
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I have to add China's view of this for they are part of it news.xinhuanet.com... from the link in full it is short


DPRK rejects S. Korea's talks offer on Kaesong
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SEOUL, April 26 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Friday rejected South Korea's talks offer on Kaesong industrial complex and warned if South Korea continue to make situation worse it could take significant and ultimate measures first, Yonhap News Agency reported.

A spokesman of DPRK's defense commission on Friday said in a statement "If South Korea continues to make the situation worse Pyongyang will take grave action first."

He added that South Korea could pull out all its workers if the country worries about the safety of its workers who are still in Kaesong industrial complex at present and will give humanitarian support to the withdraw, Yonhap News Agency cited DPRK's official KCNA news agency as saying.

The response came after South Korea said that it didn't receive a reply from the DPRK by deadline.

South Korea's Unification Ministry proposed Thursday to hold a working-level talk with the DPRK over the Kaesong industrial park and asked the DPRK to reply by the noon of April 26.

The operations of 123 South Korean companies in Kaesong industrial complex have been halted for more than two weeks since April 9 when Pyongyong pulled out 53,000 DPRK workers from the industrial zone.
it is going to be a long weekend might stay with this for as long as i can.



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 02:01 AM
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Park to hold 3pm meeting to deal with Kaesong english.yonhapnews.co.kr...


2013/04/26 13:00 KST
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Park to call security ministers' meeting on Kaesong complex
SEOUL, April 26 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye will hold a meeting with security ministers Friday to discuss how to deal with the suspended joint industrial complex in North Korea, an official said, as Pyongyang stonewalled Seoul's demand for dialogue on the matter.

South Korea had given Pyongyang until Friday morning to accept the dialogue offer or face unspecified "grave measures." Many view the "measures" could include pulling the last-remaining South Korean workers from the complex in the North's border city of Kaesong.

But the North gave no response by the noon deadline.

Park plans to hold a meeting with foreign affairs and security-related ministers at 3 p.m. to discuss the issue, presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung said. The meeting is expected to discuss the way forward, including what "grave" measures will be taken.

The factory park has been idling since early this month when North Korea withdrew all of its 53,000 workers from the 123 South Korean factories operating in the zone amid heightened tensions over annual military drills between South Korea and the United States.

Pyongyang also threatened to permanently shut down the complex.

The complex, the last-remaining symbol of once-boomed inter-Korean rapprochement, has also been a key source of hard currency for the impoverished North. South Korea usually pays the North about US$90 million annually in worker wages.

jschang@yna.co.kr
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yea not in time sequence, working on that , post them as i find them i do hope this is not an issue with any one, here is a link to help with that if it is www.timeanddate.com...



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 02:07 AM
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Game changer Japan does not sign NPT www3.nhk.or.jp... form the link



Japan refuses to endorse NPT statement

Japan has refused to sign a joint statement against the use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances.
Survivors of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima are angry at the move.

The statement was submitted by the South African delegation on Wednesday in Geneva to a preparatory committee for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference.

It stresses the inhumanity of nuclear weapons, saying that in addition to taking lives, they have a prolonged social, economic and environmental impact, which would deprive future generations of health, food and water.

74 countries endorsed the statement, but Japan, the only country that suffered atomic bombings, refused to do so.

Mari Amano, Japan's ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament, said Japan agrees with the idea that use of nuclear weapons is inhuman.

But Amano said the wording that they should not be used "under any circumstances" differs from Japan's national security policy.

The Japanese delegation apparently feared that endorsing the statement would undermine the effectiveness of the US nuclear umbrella under which Japan is protected.

But its refusal drew criticism from supporters of a nuclear weapons ban, and about 50 people protested in front of the Japanese mission to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

Survivors of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima are angry that the Japanese government has refused to sign the statement against the use of nuclear weapons.

The head of a group of A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima, Sunao Tsuboi, called the refusal outrageous.

He said countries that recognize nuclear weapons are inhumane and speak out against them are increasing.

He questioned his own government's stance, saying leaders may not be serious about pursing peace.

Yukio Yoshioka, deputy head of another Hiroshima survivor group, expressed disappointment and said, as a survivor, he cannot condone the government's action.

He pointed out that Japan is the only country in the world that suffered nuclear bombings and has an obligation to push for the abolition of nuclear arms.

He said Japanese leaders are inviting international condemnation by not joining the cause.

Apr. 25, 2013 - Updated 07:20 UTC
this is shocking to say the least country that got not one but two used on it should be the first to sign not , not sign it!!!! i am beyond words.






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