Flawed US policy to make world's nuclear peril greater — Interview

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Flawed US policy to make world's nuclear peril greater — Interview
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09 February, 2018

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea (L), attends the 17th Non-Aligned Summit in Porlamar, Venezuela September 17, 2016.

The official dismissed the diplomatic efforts by North Korea with Seoul to be a charm offensive that failed to fool or even entice anyone.

He said President Donald Trump's "America First" doctrine and USA nuclear superiority would endanger global peace and security and "trigger off a new nuclear arms race and could bring the whole world close to a terrible catastrophe".

Blair pointed to a history of the US military asserting its dominance over North Korea as evidence that Kim doesn't want war, and instead wants to keep his provocations below the level that will prompt a strong USA response. In this scenario, the North Korean leadership would confront a stark choice of either using these weapons of mass destruction to maximum effect or risk losing them in follow-on U.S. precision munition strikes. A State Department report from 2017 said that North Koreans work like slaves in Russian Federation and that some workers are subjected to forced labor.

Judging by the North Korean response, Trump may have struck a nerve.

Last week, stood proud in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives, raising his crutches in triumph, a symbol of his hard-earned freedom and victory over the tyrannical regime that had oppressed, starved and tortured him.

North Korea offered a typically bellicose but unusually freakish response to President Donald Trump's increased scrutiny of Pyongyang's abysmal human rights record, attacking Trump's personal cleanliness in the process.

"The situation has on the Korean Peninsula has not changed".

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We started putting quality into their box, and in the end, it was a fantastic ball and a fantastic goal", said Dyche . Kyle Walker made a great run down the right flank and Kevin de Bruyne found him with a perfectly weighted pass.

"The recent developments put South Korea at a hard position". But the 2018 NPR goes in the other direction, Kimball said.

North Korean migrants work on a construction site.

Within hours, U.S., South Korean, and United Nations personnel returned with a massive convoy of military vehicles, attack helicopters, and soldiers trained in martial arts with axes. However, the United States has considered, rightly claimed South Korea as the sole legitimate representative of all of Korea. Yi said around 60,000 security personnel would guard Olympics venues.

If the US responded to some provocation with Pyongyang, Blair argued, "North Korea will understand that the actions are retaliation for what North Korea has done".

North Korea is under tightening UN Security Council resolutions for its banned nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. No form of political dissent or free speech that does not agree with Kim Jong Un's narrative is tolerated in the country.

Choe is subject to unilateral sanctions imposed by South Korea in 2016.

"Like many, we are deeply concerned about the potential consequences of a preemptive military strike on North Korea and the risks of miscalculation and retaliation", the letter said. Why would the leadership in Pyongyang assess that this time around would be any different?


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