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S Korea, U.S., Japan to coordinate sanctions on N Korea

By Stanley Widianto

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The sanctions follow a Nov. 18 ICBM test by North Korea

NK have been quite silent recently. Almost one month without any missile launches? We definitely can not tolerate this "increase" in aggressiveness...

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What exactly has NK done wrong?

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Yes because sanctions have proven to be effective and in no way make NK even more determined.

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Like Trump or not, he was making some progress negotiating with N. Korea and Russia.

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Let's not continue to antagonise North Korea......

Well how exactly are things going to change there for the better - most of the population live on near-starvation level, a fact that their Dear Leader is very comfortable with.

Their system of repression an

d total surveillance means there is almost zero prospect of anything changing anytime soon.

Trump tried to soft-talk him into modernising the country, to try and join the 21st Century, but really he should have known better - never try appeasing a Dictator, especially one as pernicious as this.

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South Korea got a real army,not some army that dress in colored coordinated uniform,that are useless in a time of war

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Trump's threat to "totally destroy" North Korea kept us safe for a few years. The current diaper-wearing POTUS isn't made of the same stuff. Let's hope the Donald gets reelected in 2024.

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South Korea realize the threat,they pay for their defense,and not begging others hourly for money, dependent on others,will not lead to good outcome

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I like how the middle guy has to do the crossover hand thing, seemingly for the sole purpose of avoiding a photo of three grown men just holding hands.

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@Rodney the world is asking what EXACTLY has NK done right?

What exactly has NK done wrong?

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Awa no Gaijin YOU ARE CORRECT!! You never witnessed people living in NK or visited there. The biggest problem is and you admitted it YOU ONLY HAVE what reports to go on and you admit you are not qualified to say!!! LMFAO but then you say one thing for sure is that there was a ceasefire that was achieved but the USA stopped it. AGAIN where is your sure proof, isn't that to part of only having the misreports of what you are reading that also makes you unqualified to make such a statement? Then you go on to say "all the sanctions are doing is causing more poverty and suffering and isolation" is this what you heard or read from your so call reports? Do you know what it cost to build a missile then think about all the reports you read about that is causing the poverty and the suffering and isolation. You probably have NEVER been to the USA and I am sure you never lived here so how do you know what a system of repression is? I don't know where you live but I live in the US I don't feel repressed or feeling isolated. I feel free!! I can say what I want and do what I feel and become whatever I aspire to become. Can you do the same? How can you make such assumption if you have never experience such a lifestyle. I would agree with you as you already admitted you You never witnessed the people living in the US or perhaps never visited here so that too makes you unqualified to say. One think I know for sure there is a big difference in assuming and knowing!!

Well iam sorry but however I've never actually personally witnessed the people living in North Korea or visited there Only have whats reported to go on- so iam really not qualified to say. One things for sure that after a ceasefire was achieved of the Korean war a peace treaty was ready to be signed by both Korea's but the USA stopped it. And all the sanctions are doing is causing more poverty and suffering and isolation. The USA also has a system of repression and total surveillance they call freedom

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Will see how long this last.

Once Yoon of South Korea is out of office, new Korean administration can very easily go back to best friends with North Korea holding hands with Kim and China, making promises of No alliance with Japan and USA to Beijing under Moon administration.

The weak link in this Alliance will always be South Korea.

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Sanctions have long proved their uselessness. North Korea must be dealth with at long last by invasion with the combined forces of Japan + U.S.A. + China + India + EU. The world may then enjoy some peace with the last days of mentally-ill Kim-Jong family .

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One Thing is sure!

North Korea will never suffer aggression from another nation as long as it has nuclear weapons.

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Once China gain dominance over the world, no one will be laughing at Kim and North Korea.

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Once China gain dominance over the world, no one will be laughing at Kim and North Korea.

China will never dominate the world so no need to stop laughing at nut bag Kim.

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Judging from the progress Kim has made with his ICBM's and other missiles in his arsenal, sanctions have had no effect. Better luck next time, guys.

A very poor interpretation. Sanctions have greatly slowed down the progress of NK missiles and nuclear development. If there had been no sanctions the pace of building these WMD and delivery systems would have hugely increased. They would have many more of them and they would be further advanced.

Development can not be stopped with sanctions but the pace with which they are developed is greatly slowed as a result of sanctions being in place.

How is it people do not understand the basic economic reality. More trade and more money and more high tech goods going into NK at an unrestricted pace gives more money and technology to develop and build at their maximum speed. Wide ranging sanctions limits how fast they do these things that threaten the region and beyond. Removing sanctions increases the danger to everyone including North Koreans thanks to unstable leadership.

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Sanctions have long proved their uselessness. North Korea must be dealt with at long last by invasion with the combined forces of Japan + USA + China + India + + EU.......

Not sure why China is included in this list - North Korea is only allowed to exist due to the explicit Chinese Government's support. Where else do you imagine they derive their wealth and resources to continue their nuclear arms-race from, whilst totally subjugating their distraught population.

The revolution will only occur from within, no other outside agency will risk becoming embroiled in a potentially catastrophic war against the repulsive Kim Jong-un dynasty.

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