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N Korea warns U.S. over sanctions

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Since the summit, more missile bases have been found, NK continued to produce fuel for its nukes, and now they're threatening to stop altogether. So much for being in love...

Also, it seems like Kim is crushing Trump's hand in the picture.

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"...... North Korea's economy has "wonderful potential" ........"

So, is he (Trump of course) trying to invest in some major construction projects over there?

Maybe another wall, maybe another hotel or Trump Tower?

Or how about a golf course? A second Mar-el ...... what ever?

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They warn The US? Hey, Kim can continue to build as many nukes as he wants, when Trump hits them with even more punishing sanctions and to block them from ever getting his money, let’s see if the guy will still talk tough.

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

The DPRK must remain strong and focused in the face of the Great Satan.

-7 ( +7 / -14 )

Trump is crap at 4D chess. He gets schlonged.

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remove all sanctions grow up bombard them with money infrastructure love we have seen how the opposite has not worked for 100 years lets try a new approach - yours truly been there done that in Vietnam Cambodia Laos.

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Trump is crap at 4D chess. He gets schlonged.

because Kim is playing 5D chess, 5D chess is better than 4D chess in a 3D world. MNKGA

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Here is an idea. Can we do missile tests in the airspace of the DPRK?

https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/a-rare-glimpse-at-americas-super-nukes-hell-and-fury-that-can-reach-north-korea-in-30-minutes/news-story/6df639dbf206aec223957490cd177b5d

How fast you want to bet fats Kimmy changes his tune. Yes agreed. We need to change up a bit.

30 minutes that’s it.

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Can we do missile tests in the airspace of the DPRK?

A fantastic idea. 2019 wasn't looking all that, anyways.

There's no doubt that denuclearization needs to take place. But it shouldn't be confined to just the DPRK. Interesting that the opening paragraph in the article describes the state as nuclear-armed but fails to give the US the same attribute.

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Why would sanctions on government officials prevent the dismantling of nuclear weapons?

Like these officials are going to get there hands dirty? And now they cant because they cant travel?

Makes no logical sense whatsoever. If North Korea were genuine we would be seeing far more action on their behalf.

Do better.

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Trump is crap at 4D chess. He gets schlonged.

Plus

because Kim is playing 5D chess, 5D chess is better than 4D chess in a 3D world. MNKGA

Not sure how nonsensical comments like these add to the discourse.

N Korea warns U.S. over sanctions - Headline

Again seeking appeasement? Cash for peace? Sorry Kim. Not this president.

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Makes no logical sense whatsoever. If the USA were genuine we would be seeing far more action on their behalf.

Fixed it for you.

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For all of Trump's idiocy, the Singapore summit was a historic step towards peace and something that Trump should be commended for. It may end up being the most notable part of his legacy. The dialogue that's been opened up between North and South Korea is extremely positive and the progress is astounding even if both Pyongyang and Washington still take a hostile posture towards eachother (largely for domestic political reasons). It's unfortunate that some people and many in the media want this historic opportunity to fail purely because they despise the current leaders involved.

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 It's unfortunate that some people and many in the media want this historic opportunity to fail purely because they despise the current leaders involved.

True, dat.

The leaders involved are despicable human beings. And all joshing aside, it's incredibly important for both nations to come to an agreement. The problem is, the leaders are vain, bellicose, paranoid and see any criticism as disloyal and an affront to their standing.

The biggest problem is not the people (who, as ever, suffer the consequences) but those who dictate.

All those advocating war and conflict really need to sober up their ideas.

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Makes no logical sense whatsoever. If the USA were genuine we would be seeing far more action on their behalf.

What does the U.S have to do? Cut sanctions and for what?

As yet, North Korea has not dismantled a single nuclear bomb. They clearly undertook to do so in Singapore and nothing has happened apart from the destruction of a few test sites and now we find out there are plenty more and he is actively working on the nukes he has.

So the stalemate continues.

We see a reproachment between the South and North and lets imagine that continues. You honestly think China is going to be happy with a nuclear North Korea under the increasing influence of the democratic South?

And then what does Japan do?

The North must dismantle its weapons for a nuclear free north korea and eventually, good ties between north and south in an atmosphere of peace. Then Japan can breath a bit easier and so can China, unless the two unify, in which case that is a headache for China potentially.

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The DPRK must remain strong and focused in the face of the Great Satan

ROFL. Yeah.....

Hard to remain strong and in power when you ain’t got no money and your reserves. Are drying up. As the famous Louis Armstrong once said, we have all the time in the world.

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Hard to remain strong and in power when you ain’t got no money and your reserves

Kim will be in power long after Trump’s circus folds its tents and you can do screaming 180s back to your previously held positions.

As for all the time in the world, Trump said he’d boxed the whole thing off and was awaiting a Nobel Prize.

His supporters were ecstatic.

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Bass: when Trump hits them with even more punishing sanctions and to block them from ever getting his money, let’s see if the guy will still talk tough.

You’ve been saying that for nearly two years now. If Trump has these magic sanctions that you speak of, he might want to start using them.

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You’ve been saying that for nearly two years now. If Trump has these magic sanctions that you speak of, he might want to start using them.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/world/asia/north-korea-trump-sanctions-kim-jong-un.html

https://www.upi.com/Sanctions-are-hurting-North-Korea-Pyongyang-officials-say/5101507813617/

The clock is ticking, the ball is in Kim’s court, if he wants to drag this on and have more people die, that’s his choice. They’re hurting socially, economically, not the US.

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Great. The clock is ticking. Maybe 2019? 2020?

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Great. The clock is ticking. Maybe 2019? 2020?

Or 2024

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6 years from now? That seems like a long time to wait, especially since Trump is holding all the cards. I guess he'll just end this when he gets around to it.

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6 years from now?

It all Depends, at least he did something, the last 3 Presidents did jack, at least he tried and is still giving the NoKos a chance, I respect that.

That seems like a long time to wait, especially since Trump is holding all the cards. I guess he'll just end this when he gets around to it.

Or maybe not, depends on the Dear Leaderchow he wants to play this out.

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the last 3 Presidents

Thats what I wanted to hear. :)

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Yes and this President is giving Kim the chance unlike the other Presidents that were incognito. ;)

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That's what ya get for being so quick in proclaiming being buddy-buddies with a NK Kim

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No worries, the N Koreans are simply performing the required face-saving posturing. They're going to denuke. After all, they're not dealing with Billy Boy, W or Barack anymore, they're dealing with The Donald.

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It all Depends, at least he did something, the last 3 Presidents did jack

You are including Bush 2 who you and your non-partisan historians regard as a successful president.

You seem to be running that president down quite a bit since you became a Trump supporter. Are your non-partisan historians doing the same?

There has been an enormous shift in historical perspective and outlook from Trump supporters. In terms of foreign policy, how to deal with Russia is the most dramatic shift but North Korea is also significant.

Of course that could change direction tomorrow after a tweet.

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Yes and this President is giving Kim the chance unlike the other Presidents that were incognito. ;)

And then back outside the right-wing deep-state fake-news MSM bubble, in reality...

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What does the U.S have to do? Cut sanctions and for what?

As yet, North Korea has not dismantled a single nuclear bomb. They clearly undertook to do so in Singapore and nothing has happened apart from the destruction of a few test sites and now we find out there are plenty more and he is actively working on the nukes he has.

The logical first step is to sign a peace treaty. There can be no disarming before a peace is signed. Since North Korea has already said that is the first step I can not see why the US does not do so. The sanctions can remain in place. The peace negotiations can work out the timeline for Nuclear disarming and for sanctions reductions.

This is all because the US expects the North to just give up its nukes without the US having to do anything at all. Any sane person can see that will never happen and that first making peace is the only way forward.

Once again it is the US under Trump doing the damage and letting an opportunity slip by.

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The DPRK must remain strong and focused in the face of the Great Satan.

Come on, I know we don't agree on most things, but you are smarter than this. You can dislike the US government with it's current leadership, but to even remotely consider it to be worse than a government led by a dictator who openly starves, imprisons and murders his own people on a whim is nonsense.

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remove all sanctions grow up bombard them with money infrastructure love we have seen how the opposite has not worked for 100 years lets try a new approach - yours truly been there done that in Vietnam Cambodia Laos.

You may have 'been there done that' but you need to check your facts. Cambodia is considered to be one of the poorest countries on the planet and Laos is right there hanging out with it in the bottom 10. Vietnam is only now considered 'lower middle class' and their growth is because they have become a worldwide manufacturing hub, and not just because of the US 'bombarding them with money and infrastructure'.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Tell this "North Korean" bird brain to get his head out of the Donkeys back side!

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N. Korean Government can't treat President Trump as his predecessors. N. Korean has to do exactly as what two leaders' agreement to complete denuclearize in Korean peninsular. President Trump is not a politician, but he was a successful businessman. So he knows how to negotiate with N. Korean Government.

If dislike President Trump or likes, but his communication and relationship with N. Korean leader Kim Jong-UN has released American prisoners from N. Korean prison and N. Korea has returned American soldiers' remains to America.

What America has given discount to N. Korea? Nothing was given to N. Korea.

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They warn The US? Hey, Kim can continue to build as many nukes as he wants, when Trump hits them with even more punishing sanctions and to block them from ever getting his money, let’s see if the guy will still talk tough.

Yes, because Trump is the first president to sanction the DPRK.

Your master negotiator for played like a fiddle by a 30-something Kim. A photo op in exchange for war games being cancelled. Trump sure drives a hard bargain.

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Hard to remain strong and in power when you ain’t got no money and your reserves. Are drying up. As the famous Louis Armstrong once said, we have all the time in the world.

In one breath you ridicule Obama for strategic patience, in the next you are advocating strategic patience. Yoinks. ROFL! Smh. Kudos!

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And we still have morons who never looked at the NK issue until Trump was president, who due to a lack of perspective are too stupid to realize that the current position of the US with NK is not as strong as it was during the Clinton, Bush and Obama years.

Then they try to act as if Trump has done something different. Well he has, in that he's taken a weaker stance on NK than any of those other three presidents.

Weak president, moronic zealots.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

NK can warn all they want, they have nothing to do but whine though.

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