North Korea Calls On Koreans To Push For Unification

A thaw in North-South relations that began early this year as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in has accelerated into a full-on reversal. To wit, North Korea on Thursday issued a rare message for “all Koreans at home and abroad,” saying they should make a “breakthrough” for unification without the help of other countries, its state media said.

Reuters reports the North Korean press are also saying, “all Koreans" should “promote contact, travel, cooperation between North and South Korea” while adding Pyongyang will “smash” all challenges against reunification of the Korean peninsula.”

Relations between the two countries warmed when the South agreed to suspend the military exercises that the North has described as a preamble to war earlier this year, and the neighboring countries - which have technically been at war since the 1950s - agreed to field a combined women's field hockey team during the upcoming Winter Games in PyeongChang.

A liberal who campaigned on forging closer ties with the North, Jae-in has butted heads with President Trump and the US military, which remain wary of the North. US military leaders worry that Kim is deviously trying to create a wedge between the US and its main regional ally in its struggle to contain the North's nuclear program.

The announcement, which was issued after a joint meeting of government and political parties, also called for Koreans to "defuse military tensions" and create "a peaceful atmosphere" on the peninsula.

The North's official news agency explained that military tensions on the peninsula were a "fundamental obstacle" to improving inter-Korean relations. Now that they have ceased, an amicable relationship is developing for the first time since the end of the Cold War.

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North Korea did not provide details about the purpose for the meeting, saying only that it was aimed to support leader Kim Jong Un’s remarks regarding unification from his New Year’s address. It said this year is meaningful for both North and South Korea as it is the 70th anniversary of the founding of North Korea while South Korea will be hosting the Winter Olympics next month.

Of course, all this peace talk hasn't stopped the North from continuing to advance their nuclear program, as well as the country's testing of ballistic missiles. CIA Director Mike Pompeo warned earlier this week that the North is only "a handful of months" away from being able to launch a nuclear strike on the Continental US with a high degree of accuracy.

 

 

Comments

toady Thu, 01/25/2018 - 13:46 Permalink

So, Trump has to attack North AND South Korea now?

Maybe during the Olympics to piss off the entire international community?

MAGA!

shitshitshit BarkingCat Thu, 01/25/2018 - 16:24 Permalink

The interesting part would be to know how would the power be organized in this reunited country because Kim would have to let go of some of his current attributions. 

Anyway such reunification would be a fantastic news for everyone out there. Don't discount all the treasonous manipulations that would come from the evil empire to prevent this from happening. 

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BarkingCat shitshitshit Thu, 01/25/2018 - 18:26 Permalink

Kim would probably be very happy to retire as a billionaire and a beloved figure in Korean history. 

If they re-unite,  Kim will get all the credit.

He can wait a few years and probably run for president of Korea and win in a landslide if he chooses to do so.......or just live out his life being held in high regard by almost anyone in the country.

All it would take is proper PR campaign.  

I bet Trump would even help in that regard. It would allow Trump to take credit for it domestically. 

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msamour The_Juggernaut Thu, 01/25/2018 - 15:50 Permalink

A debt free work force, an opportunity to join other nation economies in the one belt one road initiative. It is possible for the rest of the world to carry on business while leaving the toothless bully to shrivel in the corner. 

 

It is becoming obvious to the world who is really insane and who is sane.If the world ignores Americans, maybe they will go away...

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Itinerant The_Juggernaut Thu, 01/25/2018 - 15:55 Permalink

What a silly comment. Koreans feel much more common destiny and national/ethnic solidarity with each other than with some political or economic ideology. Korean culture and history trump the importance of capitalism or communism any day of the week. Koreans obviously have too much in common to allow some crazy loyalty to Americans to risk wiping out a significant part of their fellows, be they communist or something else.

Even if your son were to become a used car salesman, you are still bound together much more than with people who share all kinds of important cultural identity things with yourself.

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Thordoom The_Juggernaut Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:06 Permalink

A country that is capable  of having a functional nuclear program has apparently a lot of smart determined people. They are Koreans too . Despite  all the sanctions and harassment they will prevail in the end. Its time to pack the shitty dysfunctional guns and get home . Nah who am i kidding, Those fuckers in deep state will never leave Koreans have peace. 

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armageddon addahere toady Thu, 01/25/2018 - 19:05 Permalink

Trump won. For years American presidents sucked up to North Korea and allowed them to develop nuclear weapons. They became more and more belligerent and isolationist. Trump stood up to them and in 1 year they are asking for reunification. Trump wins again.

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