Prudent containment to rein in North Korea

Prudent containment to rein in North Korea

Prudent containment to rein in North Korea

While Cho says there is no "separation" between the US and South Korea on dealing with the North Korean nuclear threat, Washington continues to emphasize pressure over dialogue and is preparing new sanctions on Chinese banks and firms doing business with Pyongyang possibly within weeks, according to usa officials. North Korea refers to June 25 as the "Day of Struggle against US Imperialism".

Though the sources stressed no final decisions had been made, they said China, North Korea's main trading partner, was crucial to pressuring Pyongyang to prevent it from achieving the capability of striking the U.S. with a nuclear-tipped missile.

USA and United Nations sanctions have failed to deter North Korea from pursuing its nuclear and missile programs, and on Friday it justified its ICBM test as an exercise of its legitimate right to self-defence.

July 4, 2017: North Korea test-fires its first ICBM at an extremely lofted angle.

When US president Donald Trump and his administration declared that the time of strategic patience with North Korea was over, it was widely anticipated that a strong response was forthcoming against North Korea if it conducted any new missile or nuclear tests.

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Kim Jong Un has actually improved North Korea's economy under his rule.

It said: "In the Asia-Pacific region, anxiety is highest among Pyongyang's closest neighbors-Japan, the Philippines and South Korea, where around 60% or more say they are very concerned". There are two and possibly up to four countries that have the ability to strike the United States with nuclear weapons. He has overseen three of the North's five atomic test explosions and both of its successful satellite launches, which are seen by the a disguised test of long-range missile technology.

The inherent media bias can be gauged by the fact that if instead of North Korea it was Iran or Pakistan threatening to nuke the United States with ICBMs, would the response of the U.S. and its allies be that of strategic patience? Many of these nuclear weapons are hidden away, meaning a preemptive strike would be unlikely to disable them.

If realized, the talks would be the first inter-Korean dialogue since December 2015.

Later Monday, South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myong Gyon urged North Korea to accept the South Korean offer for talks.

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Similarly, South Korea "does not wish for North Korea's collapse", the official told journalists at a briefing organized by the Foreign Service Institute in Manila.

North Korea's economic growth in recent years has also allowed Kim to focus on his nuclear program. He nearly certainly assassinated his own half-brother, and it is speculated that he has killed 60-70 members of the North Korean leadership.Although at times Kim Jong-un and his regime seem completely irrational and insane, what they actually are is desperate, and desperation is importantly different from insanity. The 1950-53 Korean War made the governments bitter enemies.

China says its trade with North Korea rose in the first six months of 2017, compared to the same period the year before.

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The best hope that the United States has in dealing with North Korea is to squeeze it economically and force it to cooperate with other nations to stay alive. After a North Korean missile landed off the coast of Russia's Pacific port of Vladivostok in May, the administration released a statement declaring: "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the President can not imagine that Russia is pleased".

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In a news conference on Monday, he suggested that the two Koreas' militaries discuss ways to end all hostile acts near the border. He told a briefing Monday for a group of United Nations correspondents that "dialogue for the sake of dialogue is meaningless".

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