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U.S. urges N Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks

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The Biden administration has repeatedly said it’s ready to meet North Korea “anywhere and at any time” without preconditions.

Not going to happen, but the image of bumbling, incoherent Biden trying to talk to Kim or his sister is fascinating. What ridiculous show that would be.

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But didn't Trump fix everything with North Korea? I mean the guy did actually step into and enter North Korean territory and shook hands with the dictator.

Was it all just one big ugly joke?

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The Biden administration has repeatedly said it’s ready to meet North Korea “anywhere and at any time” without preconditions

Oh, wasnt this bad, from 2016-2020? Why yes it was.

"Not now, I wouldn’t meet without any preconditions," Biden said Tuesday during a Democratic debate in the midwestern state of Iowa. "Look, we gave him everything he’s looking for. The president showed up, met with him, gave him legitimacy, weakened the sanctions we have against him."

Biden has repeatedly criticized Trump’s willingness to meet with Kim, saying the strategy is ineffective and aimed more at creating headlines than addressing the North Korean nuclear issue.

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Trump stated he had solved the NK issues. Guess not.

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tell them you have fresh peaches, or lots of hamburgers

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zichiToday  03:31 pm JST

Trump stated he had solved the NK issues. Guess not.

Trump, much like his America-hating supporters, makes a lot of statements; few of which are true or accurate.

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Given that Hanguk is even more aggressively pursuing weapons development and 'tests' constantly OFFENSIVE WMD, and that trump made a fool of Kim JungUn when BUKHAN offered full co-operation with the U.S. and trump, after he didn't need him any more to distract from his Stormy Daniels perversions, blew him off, these latest comments are diplomatic HYPOCRISY of the lowest sort. And it's not Bukhan trying to strangle, starve, the U.S. into submission to the hegemony of Empire. They have said multiple times that if the U.S. removes their jackboot from Bukhan's economic throat, they will put away all of their nuclear toys and do their best to work for the reconciliation of their People. However much one may view Kim as a psychopath, Hanguk has its own psychopaths who prefer not sharing their power with others and since the Chinese helped Bukhan drive the American invaders back to the south, they have been under constant threat from the U.S. and the southern power structure. Gawd, how I hate seeing what an ugly thing my own country can be. And if Bukhan were the only people we were abusing...but it's become our chronic foreign policy. America is sick...and Americans appearing more the fools every day.

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The fact that trump was able to have a meeting and dialogue with kim doesn't make Biden look good.

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definitely love letters.

So again what is BIDEN going to do?

You know the guy who criticized to meet Kim and said would not meet with no preconditions?

But whose rep now says the exact opposite, begging Kim to meet.

“We remain ready to meet with the DPRK without preconditions and we have made clear that the United States harbors no hostile intent towards the DPRK,” he said.

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The launch violates multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions imposed on the North

UN resolutions mean absolutely nothing, and are clearly not legally binding. Other nations are constantly in violation of UN resolutions and rarely is it ever mentioned let alone does it attract further action.

Look at Israel ignoring resolutions for decades for one.

Why should North Korea follow a discriminatory resolution that limits its ability to defend itself against other more advanced nations that have, maintain, upgrade and research such weapons themselves?

I am no fan of the north or their system of government or their threats. But equality is supposed to cover everyone, even those as opposed to you, as you are to them. As a sovereign nation they should have the same rights to develop anything other nations also have. I dont want them to have nukes so maybe we push everyone for disarmament of WMD and not just those smaller nations we are scared will be more likely to use them.

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I think it's next to impossible for the U.S. to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile testing programs, for they think nuclear and missile development is vital for their survival as a nation. They may come to talks but will never discard its nuclear and missile programs as the U.S. wishes.

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North Korea. A third world nation. Exceedingly poor. A military that would run out of fuel and food in a brief period. The mainstay of its weaponry: artillery pieces in caves.

A nation that wastes its precious resources on ballistic missiles to what actual end? Media and its drones runout a narrative that NK is going to pursue conflict with some vague entity - USA/? Japan? South Korea? Russia? China? Exactly how will that unfold and work out? Doubtful China would allow such from NK. Besides the reality it would be the end of NK as a functional state. During the Korean War, its people were slaughtered and almost the entirety razed by a bombing campaign that would pale before the 21st century version. North Korea only has a population of 25 million - though it has standing army of one million, it is ill-equipped and supplied and this isn't 1950. The South Korean Army has a standing force of approximate 3.5 million and is well-equipped and trained along with its US allies. Fact is, the NK would simply be the victim of saturated bombing and an infinite number of missiles rained down. That NK would engage in such is simply mental.

The only possible explanation is as a deterrent to the Great Satan aka the USA which has freely invaded sovereign nations who have no response except to wage a guerilla war of eventual attrition.

Actual diplomacy and trading relations would be an exceptional and successful stratagem, instead of belligerent nonsense akin to Bush 2.0's axis of evil blather.

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I expect NK will respond to this request with a missile launch very soon followed by some of the usual angry rhetoric. They don't like being asked to do anything. Chances of having dialogue with NK without giving them something first are pretty much zero. That and there's no way they are going to give up their nukes. I think that's what Trump found out when gave Kim photo ops and a holiday in Singapore.

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Not going to happen, but the image of bumbling, incoherent Biden trying to talk to Kim or his sister is fascinating. What ridiculous show that would be.

That’s what America gets for a vote by mail President.

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Trump stated he had solved the NK issues. Guess not.

Well, Biden definitely won't

Trump, much like his America-hating supporters, makes a lot of statements; few of which are true or accurate.

So far this admin will not receive a medal in honesty or transparency. But regardless, NK is not the problem, China is, front and center.

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North Korea. A third world nation. Exceedingly poor. A military that would run out of fuel and food in a brief period. The mainstay of its weaponry: artillery pieces in caves.

That description of yours also nearly fits to Afghanistan and the Taliban there and you probably know how brave, courageous and full of supreme military power and expertise the U.S. have finally ‘won’ there…not.

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bass4funk

Trump stated he had solved the NK issues. Guess not.

Well, Biden definitely won't

He still has the next 8 years.

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Bass4funk

Underestimating North Korea is a huge mistake.

People have been doing it for decades.

North Korea getting Nuclear Weapons was a big shock and surprised. I still remember people saying it will never happen.

Ballistic Missile progress has been impressive as well. They are even working on hypersonic missiles.

China, Russia and North Korea can be a serious threat by itself but together a nightmare to handle and that's more likely the outcome of any future conflict.

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He still has the next 8 years.

At this point and time, 3 years max. 

Underestimating North Korea is a huge mistake.

People have been doing it for decades.

North Korea getting Nuclear Weapons was a big shock and surprised. I still remember people saying it will never happen.

Ballistic Missile progress has been impressive as well. They are even working on hypersonic missiles.

China, Russia and North Korea can be a serious threat by itself but together a nightmare to handle and that's more likely the outcome of any future conflict.

Oh, I believe that.

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U.S. urges N Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks

N Korea: Ok, how about we both stop missile tests and return to talks?

No?

right.

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Not going to happen, but the image of bumbling, incoherent Biden trying to talk to Kim or his sister is fascinating. What ridiculous show that would be.

Let me guess, you had selective hearing during the last administration when the president was going about "little rocket man" during one of his late stage syphilis induced dementia episodes

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What could possibly make Korea possibly trust Biden in particular, and the American government in general.

Remember that the US government is the one who decided that it had the right to bifurcate Korea over the objections of the legitimate government and the majority of the population of the time, bombed the part its military couldn't occupy FLAT (way beyond the war crime of deliberately targeting civilians, they deliberately bombed every civilian target from agricultural equipment storage to university classrooms, then bombed the ruins, then bombed the craters) and declared that they were doing so in defence against the government of Korea 'invading' the part of Korea the US was occupying.

As for Biden, well, he was Vice President when the US negotiated, but never complied with, the JCPOA, criticized Trump for repudiating that international agreement so he was free to not even pretend to be somehow honouring the agreement, and then, as President, openly declared first his intention to rejoin, then his own effective repudiation of the agreement by insisting that despite Iran having invoked its JCPOA right to 'snapback' to simply honouring, in full, the General Safeguards of the NNPT, because the US repudiated the agreement, he would not even pretend to somehow be honouring the agreement while not coming into compliance with it, but would insist that Iran accept all the burdens the agreement imposed on it AND agree to renegotiate it to impose further burdens on it first, with zero penalties against the US for repudiating the first agreement, and zero guarantees it wouldn't repudiate the agreements again, purely for domestic political reasons, while he was in office.

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