Kim gives Trump deadline to change stance

Jun 2013
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Earth
#1
1. The following are excerpts from a news report by Josh Smith and Joyce Lee, dated April 13, 2019, under the headline "Kim gives deadline for US to change stance" and subheading "North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he will wait until the end of the year for the US to change its stance in negotiations."

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of returning to past tensions, but he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the US comes with the right attitude.

State media KCNA quoted Kim saying that he will wait "until the end of this year" for the United States to decide.

"What is needed is for the US to stop its current way of calculation, and come to us with a new calculation," Kim said in a speech to the Supreme People's Assembly on Friday, KCNA said...

In Hanoi, the United States came with "completely unrealisable plans" and was "not really ready to sit with us face-to-face and solve the problem," Kim said.

"By that sort of thinking, the US will not be able to move us one iota even if they sat with us a hundred, thousand times, and will not be able to get what it wants at all," he said....

"But they continue to ignore the basic way of the new DPRK-US relations, including withdrawing hostile policies, and mistakenly believe that if they pressure us to the maximum, they can subdue us."...


2. It is noteworthy that the "diminutive despot" (as he is so often called by the US media) of a starving impoverished country with bankrupt economy dares to give a deadline or an ultimatum to the scandal-hit leader of the so-called "sole superpower" to become more flexible in the next negotiation. It is just like a ram charging headlong at a bison.

Donald Trump, who prides himself on being a great negotiator and deal-maker, has met his nemesis at last.
 
Apr 2019
36
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vancouver island
#3
Can this be anything more than just political theatre for Trump's benefit?

Trump has nothing to gain but the US has plenty to lose. N.K.'s nuclear weapons are of no value to Kim because China has his back. So my theory is, Kim can trade away his nuclear weapons in return for huge concessions from the US. And the reality of the situation is that isn't going to happen.

What is going to happen is the eventual reunification of the Koreas and it's going to have to be on terms that are satisfactory for both China and N.K., as well as the majority of a united Korea.

Trump is a loose cannon that needs to be stopped before he does more irreparable damage to America.
 
Dec 2018
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25
Tempe, AZ
#4
Can this be anything more than just political theatre for Trump's benefit?

Trump has nothing to gain but the US has plenty to lose. N.K.'s nuclear weapons are of no value to Kim because China has his back. So my theory is, Kim can trade away his nuclear weapons in return for huge concessions from the US. And the reality of the situation is that isn't going to happen.

What is going to happen is the eventual reunification of the Koreas and it's going to have to be on terms that are satisfactory for both China and N.K., as well as the majority of a united Korea.

Trump is a loose cannon that needs to be stopped before he does more irreparable damage to America.
 

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