1. reedak

    North Korea's deafening silence on denuclearisation

    According to South Korea's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, "The North made clear its willingness for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, and made clear that there is no reason to own nuclear (programmes) if military threats towards the North are cleared and the security of...
  2. reedak

    North Korea willing to abandon nukes

    1. According to https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/world/kim-giving-up-nukes-was-fathers-last-wish/ar-BBJWGqj?li=AAaGkVj&ocid=spartandhp (Begin excerpts) Kim Jong Un is willing to give up nuclear weapons if the security of his regime is guaranteed, says South Korea, after he reportedly said it was...
  3. reedak

    North Korea wriggled out of sanctions in 2017

    1. The following are excerpts from Colum Lynch's September 7, 2017 article headlined U.N. Report: Sanctions Aren?t Stopping North Korea?s Nuclear Program ? Foreign Policy (Begin excepts) Even as the United States spearheads efforts to strangle North Korea’s economy, Pyongyang is proving adept...
  4. reedak

    Few believe when North Korea tells the truth

    1. Despite fabrications, lies and deceptions in its propaganda, North Korea does tell the truth at times. North Korea has said umpteen times that its nuclear programs are non-negotiable. (a) For instance, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told Russia's TASS news agency on 11 October...
  5. reedak

    North Korea promises to punish China and Russia

    1. The following are excerpts from a Reuters news report, by Ben Blanchard in Beijing and Hyonhee Shin in Seoul on December 24, 2017, under the headline "North Korea says new U.N. sanctions an act of war" at...
  6. reedak

    Can Russia exert influence to denuclearize North Korea?

    1. The following are excerpts from Vladimir Soldatkin's December 8, 2017 news report headlined "Russia says ready to exert influence on North Korea: Ifax" at https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-says-ready-exert-influence-north-korea-ifax-144250211.html (Begin excerpts) MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia...
  7. reedak

    North Korea's nuclear blackmail

    1. As far back as February 20, 2013, I pointed out "at least 50 years of headache for China, Japan and US" in my thread at a US political forum. (Begin excerpts) South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak said on Friday (15 Feb) that North Korea can never be made to abandon its nuclear weapons...
  8. N

    Why America’s 1994 deal with North Korea failed – and what Trump can learn from it

    Why America’s 1994 deal with North Korea failed – and what Trump can learn from it In 1998, both the US and the international atomic energy agency were satisfied that there had been 'no fundamental violation of any aspect of the framework agreement' by North Korea. But on its own pledges...
  9. Fitz

    China banks fear US North Korea sanctions

    interesting one for the North Korea watchers... China banks fear US North Korea sanctions - BBC News
  10. reedak

    Fallouts from China's impotence towards N Korea's nuclear programme

    In some political media, I came across claims by some people that China is using North Korea as a proxy to fight against the US or using the North Korean nuclear programme as a bargaining tool in its international diplomacy. If the claims are true, China is making a pact with the Devil. What has...
  11. reedak

    Christabel China in the tight grip of Geraldine N Korea

    1. The following are excerpts from the article headlined China says "China responsibility theory" on N.Korea has to stop | Daily Mail Online (Begin excerpts) BEIJING, July 11 (Reuters) - China hit back on Tuesday in unusually strong terms at repeated calls from the United States to put more...
  12. reedak

    North Korea will NEVER fire its nuclear missiles westward and northward?

    China's UN ambassador Liu Jieyi on Monday (Jul 3) warned of "disastrous" consequences if world powers fail to find a way to ease tensions with North Korea which he said could "get out of control". Instead he should have warned of "disastrous" consequences if world powers fail to dismantle North...
  13. reedak

    Death of North Korea's political pawn and hostage

    Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old student of University of Virginia, held for 17 months in prison with hard labour by the Kim regime for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster, had been in a coma since returning home from North Korea. He died less than a week after his release. Prior to...
  14. reedak

    North Korea fired ballistic missile on 5 April

    In an act of defiance, North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan from Sinpo area on April 5, one day before the Xi-Trump meeting, treating the US and China (its supposed protector and benefactor) as paper tigers. North Korea fires missile into Sea of Japan - Channel NewsAsia
  15. arcturus88

    caving in to North Korea

    We have taken a cowardly approach wherein we now cave to the demands of terrorists, rather than fight their demands. its learned behavior dummies. if you give the rat a pellet, it will learn to repeat that rewarded behavior. :mad: Romney: Release 'The Interview' for free online | TheHill...
  16. K

    Kazakhstan and South Korea - New Relationship?

    There has recently been news about the visit of Kazakhstan's Prime Minister to South Korea to discuss venues of cooperation. Will we see a stronger relationship between these countries in the future? What shape can this relationship take? Please also find a reference to the statement from...
  17. myp

    S. Korea starts live fire drills despite North

    South Korea has started live fire drills on the border despite threats by their Northern neighbor. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/02/19/north-korea-threatens-to-attack-south-korea-over-planned-military-drills/
  18. myp

    North Korea and South Korea exchange artillery fire

    The two neighbor nations exchanged fire over a disputed water boundary between the two nations. The source of the conflict has been disputed by both nations for decades and occasionally erupted into attacks...
  19. obtuseobserver

    North Korea is Not a Good Neighbor

    here's a bit from the blog.... North Korea is not a very friendly neighbor. North Korea is still legally at war with South Korea. North Korea is dirt poor and starvation is not uncommon. North Korea has kidnapped Japanese citizens over a period of decades, continued its nuclear weapons...
  20. myp

    US expands sanctions on N. Korea after S. Korean warship sinking

    President Obama signed into effect an expansion of American sanctions against North Korea today in response to a sunken South Korean warship. 46 S. Korean sailors had died in the incident. source: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67T49Z20100830 Thoughts?