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Kono conveys to Pompeo Japan's desire for talks with N Korea

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but Pyongyang has yet to take concrete and credible measures to abandon its weapons programs.

hold on I thought Kim and Trump were now best buds, you know everything peaceful, now going to give up its nukes , dismantle its rocket manufacturing and not expect anything in return....... oh sorry that was one of Trumps fantasies.

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Why does this guy always look as if he's left his dentures at home? Even Trump never forgets to leave home without his.

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...Ri placing priority on declaring an end to the Korean War, which is technically ongoing as it ended in a truce.

Watching Trump get completely rolled is amusing. NK gets relaxed sanctions by following China's demands to cut out nuclear testing (at least at that site) and may get a peace treaty but has made no steps to rid itself of long-range missiles or nuclear weapons - instead, indications are they're ploughing ahead. Winning!

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So the people on here ridiculing the process prefer the war alternative? An incredibly delicate process thats going to take years to remove american deceit. Pounding on trump constantly is simply childish. Share an alternative or seize with the hot hair.

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An incredibly delicate process thats going to take years to remove american deceit. 

I honestly have no idea what you're talking about. America has been straightforward with its demands to create a peace treaty since 1954 (until the ensuing two years): NK must enter the international community. Really, it's not much different than the gunboat diplomacy of the 19th c, except with bombs instead of guns.

And I feel for this as I've experience living in a totalitarian country. All restrict public conversation to the weather as any other topic might get you hauled off. Can you understand that it is not just for international order that peace is desired on the peninsula but for the human rights of NK inhabitants?

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"Why does this guy always look as if he's left his dentures at home?"

Which one? Nyuk nyuk!

@ Wallace "So the people on here ridiculing the process prefer the war alternative? An incredibly delicate process thats going to take years to remove american deceit. Pounding on trump constantly is simply childish"

Just replace "american deceit" with North Korean deceit and ya got it exactly right.

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This "trade" with N. Korea to go ahead isn't a bad idea to the abductee families, but Japan has to be prepared for the N. Korea's next card that will be the payment for the WW2 reparation that will cost thousand millions dollars just to estimate the costs of that Imperial Japanese headquarter of Korean peninsula to Manchurian territory was there in N. Korea. What a colossal cost Japan has to prepare for every abductee back to Japan!

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I honestly have no idea what you're talking about. 

Given americas incredible reputation of going back on its words, Ithink you need to read this to understand why it's a delicate process that requires years of bridge building and not something obtained by rubbing hands together and clicking heels.

https://theintercept.com/2017/05/03/why-do-north-koreans-hate-us-one-reason-they-remember-the-korean-war/

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"We tell other countries to sanction you, and tell another country we want to talk to you", just doesn't seem quite appealing, especially if you're NK.

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hold on I thought Kim and Trump were now best buds, you know everything peaceful, now going to give up its nukes , dismantle its rocket manufacturing and not expect anything in return

Yes I know what you mean. I remember when Obama was elected and he bragged that it was the moment when the rising seas would begin to slow and the planet would heal. What a couple of liars right!

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Japan is like a boy in grammar school that tells his friend to tell a girl that he likes her. Sad. But Abe put Japan is this position by making the abduction issue a major propaganda tool to get elected. It has been ten years now and he cannot get NK to discuss the issue. Ten years and there is zero progress. Zero.

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@Wallace Fred I agree.

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