N Korea stops nuclear disabling

#1
More problems to deal with for a lame-duck administration who still think the rest of the wrold should beat to its tune...

BBC said:
N Korea 'stops nuclear disabling'

North Korea says it has stopped disabling its nuclear facilities, accusing the US of reneging on a six-party disarmament deal.

Work was suspended on 14 August, a foreign ministry spokesman told the state news agency KCNA.

North Korea says it took the step because the US failed to remove it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism.

But the US says it wants to agree more stringent verification processes before it does so.

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#2
I admit to wondering at the time the agreement was reached whether the US would ever accept any level of verification as stringent enough. The objective always seemed more about bringing down the Kim regime rather than disarming it.
 

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#3
Sadly, the US is renowned worldwide for getting others to do their bidding with promises of the largesse of the US as payment - The US quite often welches on the deal once their aims are achieved.
 
#5
smartascarrots said:
I admit to wondering at the time the agreement was reached whether the US would ever accept any level of verification as stringent enough. The objective always seemed more about bringing down the Kim regime rather than disarming it.
20 million people were effectivly sold out into indefinate Orwellian slavery by this little deal. You better be dam sure it's going to work out better than last time when hey forgot to mension their plutonium enrichment program.
 
#6
parapauk said:
smartascarrots said:
I admit to wondering at the time the agreement was reached whether the US would ever accept any level of verification as stringent enough. The objective always seemed more about bringing down the Kim regime rather than disarming it.
20 million people were effectivly sold out into indefinate Orwellian slavery by this little deal. You better be dam sure it's going to work out better than last time when hey forgot to mension their plutonium enrichment program.
Then the US shouldn't have signed the deal. Changing the terms unilaterally after the fact is one of the less likeable aspects of US foreign policy at the moment. You do, after all, need to have a reputation for honesty if you want to succeed in a nest of thieves.
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
I take it the N Koreans have collected on their shiploads of grain or oil or whatever and rherefore feel free to welch on the deal. Sadly, the only way to fix this is to bring NK to its knees. Otherwise it's Danegeld.
 

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