Russia, China Rule Out Military Action In North Korea, US Responds "Will Go Its Own Path" If Needed

Russia's deputy U.N. envoy on Wednesday said military force should not be considered against North Korea and also called for a halt to the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea. "The possibility of taking military measures to resolve the problems of the Korean peninsula should be excluded," said Deputy Russian U.N. Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov. "We express our support to the idea of North and South Korea engaging in dialogue and consultations."

"The possibility of taking military measures to resolve the problems of the Korean peninsula should be excluded," Safronkov said. "We express our support to the idea of North and South Korea engaging in dialogue and consultations."

He also said that attempts to economically strangle North Korea are "unacceptable" and that sanctions will not resolve the issue, and also called for a halt to the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea.

China echoed Russia's quasi security council veto on any military actions or sanctions, and said military action "must not be an option" and repeated that it urges all sides to exercise restraint and called on the halting of deployment in North Korea.  Like Russia, China also called for a halt to the U.S. deployment of an missile defense system in South Korea.

That said, China's U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi on Wednesday concede North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch was a "flagrant violation" of U.N. resolutions and "unacceptable."

Earlier on Wednesday, the United States warned it was ready to use force "if we must" to stop North Korea's nuclear missile program but said it prefers global diplomatic action against Pyongyang for Tuesday's test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Meanwhile, responding to what appears to be a preemptive veto by Russia and China, the US said that it was prepared to ignore the UN resolution, and would go "its own path" if needed on North Korea.


Finally, the White House said on Wednesday it was exploring its options to respond to North Korea's test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile. "I think we've been pretty consistent that we're never going to broadcast any next steps. We're exploring those options," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters on Air Force One as President Donald Trump flew to Poland.


MaxThrust Dame Ednas Possum Wed, 07/05/2017 - 20:02 Permalink

Lets imagine the tables were turned around. Mexico a close neighbough of the USSA with trade agreements etc. The imagined state of Mexico is vehemently anti China and has been developing missiles and firing these into the pacific ,making statements like we will soon be able to strike China. The Chinese leaders then say “well we reserve the right to attack Mexico” if we feel it is necessary. How do you think the USSA would react to such a statement. The Deep-state is calling the shots in this war of words. They desperately want a war to cover for the impending collapse of the global financial markets. Strange as it may be, even Chinese leaders would welcome a war to distract from their impending bankruptcy.  

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yomutti2 cossack55 Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:19 Permalink

Oh yeah? I wonder how quick Russia and China would be to rule out military action if it were Ukraine or Taiwan making the nuclear wepaons and the missiles? It's simple, China and Russia enable the Norks because they know the Nork weapons won't be used on them. Well boys, fine. Maybe we'll return the favor when dealing with our clients.  

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Beam Me Up Scotty 07564111 Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:47 Permalink

So the United Nations is basically a worthless institution then.  Not that we already didn't know that around here.  The US gets to use its veto whenever it feels the need, and everyone else better damn well abide by it, but if anyone else uses their veto power, we can just extend the middle finger and tell them to fuck off.  So why are we wasting all this time and money pussyfooting around with the UN then?  Just disband it already.  We are such a nation of do as we say, not as we do dipshits, its astounding.  Politicians in our country are the epitomy of do as I say not as I do people.  Pa-fucking-thetic!!

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UrbanMining Beam Me Up Scotty Wed, 07/05/2017 - 18:45 Permalink

Of course we get to dictate. We're the ones with the weapons and tech. The UN is basically just a representation of the countries on our team to the progress of a one world united under us. The resistance is China and Russia. Those 2 countries alone are the only reasons why we haven't invaded Iran and North Korea. I'm not saying I'm in favor with what I stated above, but that's the reality of what's going on.

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NiggaPleeze yomutti2 Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:22 Permalink

"China and Russia enable the Norks because they know the Nork weapons won't be used on them."Would that be the same reason US enables the Israelis, Indians and Pakistanis to have nukes?Maybe China and Russia don't feel as "threated" by N. Korea b/c (1) they aren't in a state of war with N. Korea, (2) they don't refuse to end a state of war with N. Korea (that they aren't in), (3) they don't sanction N. Korea to the extent of killing 100,000s of innocents, and (4) they don't constantly threaten N. Korea with destruction?Maybe somebody aside from the US is entitled to self-defense in the world?  Have you considered that option?

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NiggaPleeze a Smudge by an… Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:13 Permalink

 If the unsanctioned pictures I've seen are any indication, people in N. Korea are better nourished than many other parts of the planet (though, admittedly, they don't have an obesity epidemic, which is all good in my book).Thins is, both China and Russia would likely support N. Korea again in a war with the US.  And there's not much US can do about it, US' advantage goes away, esp. if the N. Korean claim to have a "carrier destroyer" (if so, most likley provided by China, at least the blueprints) are true.

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LetThemEatRand Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:53 Permalink

North Korea borders both China and Russia.   Military action against North Korea could easily start WWIII.   Maybe Trump is just blowing smoke to try to get North Korea to bend under US pressure to abide by its dictates and give up some of its sovereignty, but that's a dangerous game too because you can only cry wolf so many times and maintain credibility.   Either way, this is the kind of shit I expected from Hillary.  That Trump is playing these games is further evidence we were had.

Luc X. Ifer Benito_Camela Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:29 Permalink

The only option US had at this election was more war, a global scale one, the war had two flavors, the preference of the left libtards - the dems, was the European style spice combo and the preference of the right nazitards was obviously as always the far East style spice medley. Without a massive, global scale war nothing can delay US social & economical collapse, exactly like the former USSR, yet another proof that market planned and manipulated solely for eternal growth is a lunacy

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Omen IV LetThemEatRand Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:05 Permalink

Trump is totally bluffing - this location on the border of both Russia / China is impossible quest coupled with immediate incineration of Seoul, SKnot going to happen - The Japanese need to write long term deal with China / Russia for their own safety  and abandon any military ambitions - no upside with the USAthe oil in the china sea will be split on Chinese Terms with Philippines time to go home Yankee Doodle

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truthalwayswinsout Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:57 Permalink

Not a shot needs to be fired.Organize a boycott against China by all our Asian allies and also NATO and watch how fast the Chinese revolt and put their Communist leaders against the wall and shoot them. Once the boycott is organized tell the Chinese and any NK's that there is a $1 billion bounty on the little shit's head and that all pensions in NK will be guaranteed and no reprisals taken if they surrender the North and end the Korean war.Or course; Walmart and Apple would be against losing their slave labor source.