Nations start to choose sides in event of North Korea war

Nations start to choose sides in event of North Korea war

Nations start to choose sides in event of North Korea war

At the same time, the prospect of disintegration or chaos in North Korea evokes at least two major concerns in China.

China's state-owned The Global Times said the country won't help North Korea if it attacks the US، but would intervene if the USA attempted to attack North Korea preemptively.

They hope the American people will be so terrified by North Korean ICBMs that the USA will not honor its security guarantees and withdraw from the nuclear firing-line into isolationism.

As Deutsche Welle writes in the article Nations start to choose sides in event of North Korea war, amid growing talk of the possibility of open conflict between the United States and North Korea, countries have started to affirm their positions in case violence breaks out on the Korean Peninsula or elsewhere.

VASILY NEBENZYA: Russia and China - we're proposing them constantly for more than a month now - in fact, earlier.

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In turn, Tong Zhao, a fellow in Carnegie's Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, said that North Korea will not engage in an open military confrontation.

Moscow is concerned about North Korea not only because Russian Federation is a nuclear power and a member of the U.N. Security Council but because, like China, it shares a border with North Korea.

LANKOV: Russia is likely to basically follow China's lead on such issues.

While German officials have warned of the "very serious situation" unfolding between its ally and North Korea, Berlin has yet to affirm support for a USA incursion.

It is hard to imagine anything more injurious to USA credibility, after insisting that a nuclear-armed North Korea can not stand for over 20 years, to now surrender in the face of North Korean ICBMs. He wasn't talking about North Korea.

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The United States to protect itself and maintain global credibility has little choice but to make a disarming strike, at least against the two North Korean satellites, that might be nuclear-armed for EMP attack, orbiting over the US, and against the dozen North Korean road-mobile ICBMs now deployed. Beijing has also called on the U.S.to not take steps to further escalate the tensions in the region.

But if North Korea escalates, the US must be prepared to escalate to massive disarming strikes, including use of nuclear weapons.

KIM: The two countries have made clear they don't want North Korea to have nuclear weapons. Russian Federation has ambitious plans to build pipelines and a railroad across North Korea to the lucrative markets of South Korea.

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have recently intensified due to North Korea's multiple nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches conducted in violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

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