North Korea Ambassador Tells UN: "US Has Pushed World To Brink Of Nuclear War"

Tyler Durden's picture

Following US Vice President Pence's earlier remarks that "the era of strategic patience is over."

Ambassador Kim, North Korea's Permanent UN Representative, hosted a news conference in Ryong on "the consideration of non-proliferation in the DPRK to be held in the Security Council on April 28."

He did not pull any punches...

  • *U.S. PUSHED KOREAN PENINSULA TO 'BRINK OF WAR': ENVOY KIM
  • *ENVOY KIM SAYS U.S. `USURPED' UN DISCUSSION ON N. KOREA
  • *KIM OBJECTS TO SESSION NEXT WEEK LED BY TILLERSON
  • *N. KOREA UN ENVOY KIM WARNS OF RISK OF NUCLEAR WAR

"It has been created dangerous situation in which the thermonuclear war may break out at any moment on the peninsula and pose a serious threat to the world's peace and security, to say nothing of those of northeast Asia."

And concluded by warning that North Korea will take toughest counter actions; "We will hold the US accountable"

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Stan522's picture

Trumps tactics are obviously working... 

Show yourself strong and get others to react. It is part of his negotiating power that obama never dreamed of.....

BlindMonkey's picture

 

Dr Strangetrump has everyone's attention.

 

Nothing say "take me seriously!!" Like throwing around carrier groups like you were playing Risk!

 

You know, the NorKs have sought to put away the missile and nuke testing in exchange for halting the annual "let's invade NorK drills".  So far, Washington hasn't wanted to agree to that.

The_Juggernaut's picture

Bullshit.  It's been tried with Kim's daddy and it didn't work.  Hence the end of strategic patience.

FrozenGoodz's picture

If by working you mean his tactics further add to the instability, escalation, they're working like a charm ... some believe the opposite is the ideal ... at least for our 401k's - assuming you've no gold allocation and are vested in 85% equities like the majority of baby boomers

NoDebt's picture

"It has been created dangerous situation in which the thermonuclear war may break out at any moment on the peninsula and pose a serious threat to the world's peace and security, to say nothing of those of northeast Asia."

Kids, that there is a classic example of what a man who is ready to negotiate sounds like.

(I still think Trump is going to help them "disassemble" their missile testing facilities with a few Tomahawks to really drive the point home before he starts making demands.)

Chupacabra-322's picture

As if selling the Reactors & arming NK with Nulcear weapons wasn't the plan all along to provide the plausible deniability for war. Endulge youselfs in the following:

Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, sat on the board of a company which three years ago sold two light water nuclear reactors to North Korea - a country he now regards as part of the "axis of evil" and which has been targeted for regime change by Washington because of its efforts to build nuclear weapons.

Mr Rumsfeld was a non-executive director of ABB, a European engineering giant based in Zurich, when it won a $200m (£125m) contract to provide the design and key components for the reactors. The current defence secretary sat on the board from 1990 to 2001, earning $190,000 a year. He left to join the Bush administration.
The reactor deal was part of President Bill Clinton's policy of persuading the North Korean regime to positively engage with the west.

The Clinton package sought to defuse tensions on the Ko rean peninsula by offering supplies of oil and new light water nuclear reactors in return for access by inspectors to Pyongyang's atomic facilities and a dismantling of its heavy water reactors which produce weapons grade plutonium. Light water reactors are known as "proliferation-resistant" but, in the words of one expert, they are not "proliferation-proof".

The type of reactors involved in the ABB deal produce plutonium which needs refining before it can be weaponised. One US congressman and critic of the North Korean regime described the reactors as "nuclear bomb factories".

North Korea expelled the inspectors last year and withdrew from the nuclear nonproliferation treaty in January at about the same time that the Bush administration authorised $3.5m to keep ABB's reactor project going.

North Korea is thought to have offered to scrap its nuclear facilities and missile pro gramme and to allow international nuclear inspectors into the country. But Pyongyang demanded that security guarantees and aid from the US must come first.

Mr Bush now insists that he will only negotiate a new deal with Pyongyang after the nuclear programme is scrapped. Washington believes that offering inducements would reward Pyongyang's "blackmail" and encourage other "rogue" states to develop weapons of mass destruction.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/may/09/nuclear.northkorea

JRobby's picture

Why isn't he a fat fuck insane sociopath like "Their Leader"??

Ignatius's picture

This is the new North Korea:  measured words and caution.

Déjà view's picture

Mostly fault of Chicom...supporting NK...

Chicom coddled far to long by U.S. special interests and U.S. politicians lobbied by foreign gov't Chicom et al...

Chicom is in deep doo-do...with loans to U.S., investments & trade surpluses...TRILLIONS...Trump from experience knows how to use this to his advantage...

TheLastTrump's picture

yes yes yes

 

smart minds are at work, even here

Sick Underbelly's picture

You heard that too?   Been wondering.

PrivetHedge's picture

Or maybe the US should be the grown-up and ignore them.

Ah - I can see the problem with that....

Arnold's picture

What are you doing in Fight Club, Mr Private Parts?

TheLastTrump's picture

It's tough to be a grown up...

 

 

when your home, your car, and your family are cinders

Arnold's picture

You can eat that coal you can't sell to the Chinks any more.

PrivetHedge's picture

Patience for what.

Have you any idea how arrogant that sounds?

TheLastTrump's picture

Have you any idea how dense you sound?

 

Much better minds then yours have grappled with this quandry for decades.

 

The_Juggernaut happens to be correct, your schooling was amiss.

imaginalis's picture

He has "read a lot" for 29 weeks so obviously has zh figured out

tmosley's picture

Baghdad Bob meet Pyongyang Jang.

BlindMonkey's picture

Keep them down votes coming boys.  

 

I'll always advocate for a peaceful solution and talks over war.  Call me crazy.

tmosley's picture

The ball is in Kim's court on that one. If he serves it back to China, and they punt it back to us, only then will we strike.

That is, unless there is another plan in play, as was the case in Syria.

BlindMonkey's picture

I'm well aware the US will strike on a whim for any pretext, even if it has to make it up to do so.  

 

So does everyone else hence the Dr. Strangetrump reference. 

Txpl9421's picture

Everyone knows the key to winning Risk is the Kamchatka peninusla.  Duh.

Mtnrunnr's picture

Its not like there are any lasting effects of nukes. Afterall, we elected Trump to go to war.

lik1999's picture

this would be slightly worse than Fukushima....

BlindMonkey's picture

Not if they take out San fran or DC.  Then the NorKs would be doing us a favor.

Hulk's picture

A nuke on San Fran would be an environmental disaster, blowing feces , dried urine, and ultra liberals all over the place...

The_Juggernaut's picture

"worse then Fukushime"

 

From and environmental standpoint?  Funny how people can live in Hiroshima and Nagasaki but you still don't want to get too close to Chernobyl. 

Takeaction2's picture

I do agree with TRUMPS tactics in regards to North Korea.  Donald has gotten China on board...North Korea has been threatening Nuclear War for years.  Kim Fat Fuck Double Chin has poked the bear...we need this done...and on to the next mess.  Clean them up...one at a time.

I disagree with Troops in Syria...

I disagree with Tomahwaks to Syria..

I disagree with Troops in Iraq...

I disagree with Troops ANYWHERE...

Just Bring them home.

But when it comes to North Korea...this "IS" our fight.  We need to handle this.

NOTE: It is hillarious for North Korea to say "The United States has pushed the world to the Brink of Nuclear War.."  REALLY???

PrivetHedge's picture

Or Trump could have just left them alone. Even Obama managed that simple, cheap, safe strategy.

tmosley's picture

>Simple

Sure

>Cheap

The US deployment in South Korea costs how much now? How much for the lives of kidnapped and murdered South Korean citizens and soldiers?

>Safe

Kim is an unstable third generation ruler. If he had continued to play nice with China, you could make this argument. But it just ain't so.

TheLastTrump's picture

CHINA made the move that will end the Norks.

 

NOT allowing them to sell their dirty coal to China seals their fate.

 

Their populace was already starving.

deja's picture

It's just another dog and pony show.  The norks had already sold their allowed quota to China before they said they wouldn't take anymore. 

Arnold's picture

You trype good engrish for a nork.
Most of you all have been here longer than 25 weeks though.

BlindMonkey's picture

Oh course.

 

Anyone that advocates for peace MUST be a planted agent from <fill in the blank> side.  

Dumbass

TheLastTrump's picture

If you think Obama advocated for peace YOU'RE the dumbass.

BlindMonkey's picture

I'm advocating not acting like a bull in a China shop.  

 

You do realize this gives anyone that doesn't like US buildup on its borders to just take them out anytime because of some pretext of belligerence?

 

 I guess it is too much to ask for the non-intervention president to stick with it a bit longer than 3 months.  

Arnold's picture

Just the straw man I would expect.
Thanks for affirmation of my perceptions.

TheLastTrump's picture

"safe"

 

You keep using that word. I do not think that that word means what you think it means.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"E: It is hillarious for North Korea to say "The United States has pushed the world to the Brink of Nuclear War.."  REALLY???"

Yes, really. Three carrier groups

Arnold's picture

What would Brubaker do?

--Bridges at Toko-Ri

Tenshin Headache's picture

and talk of a "Sudden Strike" ... this could get very serious very fast.

North Korea should have been stopped long ago. It's a much more dangerous situation now.

TheLastTrump's picture

Yep, and ISIS should have been wasted years ago by Obama the Muslim stooge. Instead, he allowed it to be built & armed by the CIA. Nice.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

This shit will get out of control!

Kaeako's picture

North Korea says: Attack us and we will nuke you.
Americans hear: We will nuke you.

Hey, not attacking a nuclear armed country worked with the Soviet Union and seems to work with Russia, China and so on. Maybe there's something to that strategy. If this thing blows, however unlikely, it will be the fault of none other than the United States.

BlindMonkey's picture

Yep.  Because somehow we find a country capable of defending itself from the US unacceptable.