North Korea to restart its nuclear program

Pyongyang is dropping out of ‘six-party’ disarmament talks


North Korea has vowed to restart its atomic weapons program and quit disarmament talks after the United Nations condemned a recent rocket launch that North Korea insisted was designed to put a satellite into orbit, but which most observers believe was aimed at testing a long-range missile. Pyongyang described the UN Security Council’s reaction as an “unbearable insult” to its people and said it was dropping out of ‘six-party’ disarmament talks that had included China, South Korea, Japan, the United States, and Russia. “There is no need for the six-party talks any more,” said a statement from Pyongyang’s foreign ministry. “We will never again take part in such talks and will not be bound by any agreement reached at the talks.”

Sydney Morning Herald

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North Korea to restart its nuclear program

  1. North Korea reminds me of the typical crazy crack-head at the train station that always seems to creep everyone out, but no seems to be able or willing to get rid of him. No Western leader has put any serious effort into this issue since the Korean War, and why would they, who want to get saddled with this mess.

  2. One can only restart what one has stopped or suspended.

    What a blessed gift to the world, and most importantly, to the countries in question, if covert operatives sliced the heads off deserving necks in Pyongyang, in Khartoum, in Harare, in Tehran. Then see what happens when whispers let it be known Damascus is next. Then see what happens elsewhere with no whispers whatsoever.

    Alas, the powerful nations of the world have no appetite for this kind of national liberation. So just pinch me and pass the coffee.

    • What you describe would be a wonderfully simple solution. However, I think you give the spy agencies too much credit, how many embarrassing flopped attempts have there been on Castro and he was right in the US’s back yard! I’m sure there is more than one person in the N. Korean government that would just love to take a shot at old Kim; so I’m sure he would not make it so easy. Also, world leaders seem to have an unwritten code about generally not trying to assassinate each other, they have to sleep too I guess. But most importantly, in countries where a nationalist rage would be brewing over the assassination of an old leader, what are the odds the new leader would be more sympathetic to the cause of the assassins?

      • Thanks for the pinch. Now, about that coffee…?

    • Alas, the powerful nations of the world have no appetite for this kind of national liberation.

      Well, one did.

      • And look at the thanks that one nation got.

        Alas, in the present tense, my alas stands.

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