North Korea Comes Crawling Back: Stresses "Desperate Need" For Summit "Whenever, However"

Update: As if the earlier begging was not enough, it appears Kim wants to make sure that President Trump is aware of his efforts and desire to meet.

Yonhap reports that North Korea's state media said Friday the demolition of its only known nuclear test site has demonstrated its "peace-loving" efforts and pursuit of a "total halt" to nuclear tests.

As we detailed yesterday, North Korea officially demolished the test-site overnight, inviting a number of reporters to witness the event.

And today, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in English.

"The dismantlement of the nuclear test ground is a vivid manifestation of the DPRK government's fixed peace-loving stand to join in the international aspiration and efforts for total halt to the nuclear test and make positive contribution to building a nuclear free world,"

The KCNA added that the demolition of the tunnels and other surrounding facilities, including a communications center, power systems and observation centers, was carried out "completely" and "with transparency."

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It appears that Trump "jilted North Korean lover" approach may have been just what the doctor ordered.

Literally minutes after we said that most experts expected a violent, angry outburst from North Korea's president in response to Trump's unexpected cancellation of the Singapore June 12 summit, such as this comment from Senator Jack Reed...

... a shocked North Korea is virtually begging for a meeting.

In a statement issued by state-run Korean Central News Agency, citing Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea announced it was willing to sit with the U.S. "whenever, however" through any method to try to resolve the outstanding issues.

Gwan said that whereas President Trump’s announcement to one-sidedly cancel the planned summit is unexpected and very regrettable, "North Korea's goal and will to do everything for peace and stability of the Korean peninsula and mankind remains unchanged, and we are always willing to give time and opportunity to the US side with a big and open mind,” according to the statement. He added that "We express our intent that there is a willingness to sit at any time, in any way to resolve issues" and noted that President Trump's decision to cancel the summit is "not what the world wants" and the summit is necessary to resolve the current hostile bilateral relationship.

Furthermore, North Korea appears to be backtracking on the recent diplomatic escalation and has effectively apologized, stating that "its previous remarks regarding the U.S.-North Korea summit had been in protest against strong US remarks towards North."

While we await the full KCNA statement, here are the key bullet points courtesy of Reuters and Bloomberg:

  • NORTH KOREA SAYS TRUMP'S SUMMIT CANCELLATION IS UNEXPECTED
  • NORTH KOREA SAYS IT'S WILLING TO MEET WITH U.S. AT ANY TIME
  • NORTH KOREA SAYS IT IS STILL WILLING TO RESOLVE ISSUES WITH UNITED STATES WHENEVER, HOWEVER
  • NORTH KOREA SAYS U.S.-N.KOREA SUMMIT IS NECESSARY TO RESOLVE CURRENT HOSTILE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP
  • NORTH KOREA SAYS IT HAD WISHED `TRUMP MODEL' COULD RESOLVE ISSUES
  • NORTH KOREA SAYS IT HAD HOPED FOR ISSUES REGARDING N.KOREA TO BE RESOLVED "TRUMP-STYLE"
  • NORTH KOREA SAYS NO CHANGE IN N. KOREA'S WILL TO DO BEST FOR PEACE
  • NORTH KOREA SAYS ITS PREVIOUS REMARKS REGARDING U.S.-N.KOREA SUMMIT HAD BEEN IN PROTEST AGAINST STRONG U.S. REMARKS TOWARDS NORTH
  • N.KOREA HAS WILLINGNESS TO GIVE CHANCE, TIME TO U.S.
  • NORTH KOREA HAS WILLINGNESS TO GIVE CHANCE, TIME TO U.S.

And the punchline:

  • NORTH KOREA SAYS CURRENT SITUATION REFLECTS DESPARATE NEED FOR SUMMIT

Or, to summarize North Korea's response to Trump's "dear John" letter:

And now the ball is in Trump's court.

Comments

Pure Evil TahoeBilly2012 Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:04 Permalink

How can Trump be accused of cancelling the summit when the Norks were the one's that failed to show up for the pre-summit preparations.

U.S. officials traveled to Singapore last week expecting to meet with North Korean counterparts, but the North Koreans never showed up.

“They stood us up,” the official said at a briefing for reporters conducted on condition of anonymity.

It appears the Norks cancelled the summit. We're they expecting Orange Caesar Augustus to crawl on his belly and beg for a date with SOY BOY Lil Kim like Obama would?

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beemasters tmosley Thu, 05/24/2018 - 19:28 Permalink

I'm not sure why people think this is a win for Trump. It's a win for the MIC/banksters if there is no peace talk. Trump is only their tool. It was South Korea and China that really worked hard towards peace. Trump was given credit where credit wasn't due, and he grabbed it with no shame. All Trump did was... threatening them with a war.

Update: Putin defends North Korea.
"Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he was disappointed the planned summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un was cancelled and said North Korea was not to blame." - The Hill

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revolla Uchtdorf Thu, 05/24/2018 - 21:25 Permalink

1. This overture is being spinned by the Trumptards to give their boy a win.

2. There's nothing new that Kim hasn't said before.

3. Trump WITHDREW, now he's gonna have to crawl back; and if he had any intention to bomb N Korea, he can't do it now. He'd be seen as the aggressor.

4. It's so obvious Kim is playing Trump like a banjo. "I want, I don't want, I want, I don't want." And Trump is chasing Kim's tail. Hahahahaha!

Only blind partisans see this as a win. The ONLY wins TRUMP has scored have been for the FAKE HEBREWS in Israhell. He's still Satanyahoo's puppet.

Artist's IMPRESSION of Satanyahoo RIDING Trump

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giovanni_f Mr Hankey Fri, 05/25/2018 - 02:40 Permalink

I went through the list. I have no idea at which point NK is "crawling" back. This is just standard posturing for the international community. At a later stage NK will harden its stance, and Trump can just fucking do nothing.

Nothing more stupid than a orchestrated bunch of ego-hurt Bolton-Bonsais farting and shitting in their internet comment sandbox.

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fx Mr Hankey Fri, 05/25/2018 - 04:34 Permalink

@giovanni +100!

 

This is one of the most retarded and idiotic Trmp-propaganda pieces that I have seen at zerohedge in a long time.

Of course, the trump fanbois like mosley and his ilk will go gon to celebrate that big nothingburger as another trumptard "win". LOL!

Tyler and all the trumptard's braindead cheerleaders obviously are incapable of even thinking half a step ahead. Kim stated to be still ready for a summit and basically said: I am ready anytime, just give me a call to fix a date! That means TRump has now to come and ask for fixing that new date! Very smart move from Kim! Btw, smart girls do that all the time when they try to hook up with guys. They signal their readiness for another date and then the guy has to make the move if he wants to get anything done - not the girl!

All what KIm has done is to signal his continued commitment to a peaceful solution. The ball is and remains firmly in Trump's court. Kim's very measured response avoided the trap laid by Bolton, Pence and Trump. They sure as hell would have wished that Kim takes the bite and escaltes verbally after their barrage of provocative actions and statements against him (military invasion drills, threatening Kim with a ghaddafi-style execution)

What pressure tactics will Trump apply now and with what will he justifiy them? what shall be the aim? To "bring Kim back to the negotiating table"? LOL! Kim never left it in the first place, only the orange moron did! To end Kim's nuclear programme? Well, LOL, again, Kim already demonstrated to the world that he ended it.

And everybody has seen that it was trump who called off the summit - so Trump now owns whatever follows. He wasted the chance for a peaceful solution and a breakthrough - not Kim! It is difficult to press for war and military actions if you called off a summit for no real reason. Justifying and arguing a war against the North has become darn difficult now!

Of course, Bolton and Pompeo never wanted a peaceful solution in the first place, except for a complete capitulation by NK, which is absolutely ruled out. (Even if Kim wanted to, the Chinese would not allow him to do so.). Whether Trump is actually willing to get a deal done, is unknown. He keeps sending so many conflicting messages on virtually any foreign policy matter that it is really hard to tell. Odds are, he has no clue and does whatever Bolton and Pompeo whisper into his dumb head.

 

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PrayingMantis Uchtdorf Thu, 05/24/2018 - 21:32 Permalink

 

   ... I could be wrong ... but, this is how I see it ...

 

... SK & NK met to discuss peace ... 

... US wanted in on the ‘peace’ deal and expressed willingness to meet with NK ... Singapore was suggested location ...

... US & SK did some war games around NK’s backyard in the middle of ‘peace’ negotiations ...

... NK was pissed off at the war games during potential ‘peace’ breakthrough and called off the SK/NK ‘peace’ meet ...

... US, declared and demanded through the Pompous varieties, that NK ‘denuclearization’ must be done first before any ‘negotiations’ ...

... NK says no ... NK ‘denuclearization’ is off the table ...

... US cancelled the Singapore meet and declared US nuclear weapons bigger than NK’s nuclear weapons ...

... NK still wants to have a summit anytime ...

 

... now, if they ever meet again, US knows that NK ‘denuclearization’ is off the table ... and that’s what NK wants all along anyway ... to keep their nuclear arms to avoid being Gaddafied (as declared by US’  Pompous varieties’ “Libya Model” ) ...

 

... and US ‘pundits’ and ‘experts’ declared this a ‘win’ for the US at this early stage? ...  although NK was able to keep the US from demanding further NK’s “denuclearization” in any future talks? ... 

 

... what am I missing? ...

 

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Oliver Klozoff PrayingMantis Fri, 05/25/2018 - 00:06 Permalink

Not you, it's kimmy who's missing something, his nuclear bazooka turns out to be a popgun that is still to heavy for him to lift.

The wife thinks they already have a deal, all this back and forth is designed to make the dums look even dumber.

Trump loves it when schiff, pelosi and co. start screeching, sorta like taunting primates in the zoo.

It'll play well leading up to Nov.

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Tarzan Uchtdorf Thu, 05/24/2018 - 21:41 Permalink

Too funny how quickly the hate crowd jumped at the chance to cast shame on Trump canceling.  The libs will have whip lash before this is over.

Walking from the meeting with the upper hand, knowing they'd come groveling back, was the obvious move, a wise diplomatic maneuver.

The Opposition is so fast to leap, they were duped quicker then NK said hold up there...

I heard an excellent point earlier today about the hypocrisy of the Progs. 

One day, an FBI Spy's life is in danger if his name is released to the public, the next day they reveal the Spy in the NYT, and then the next he's just a professor payed for advice, not a spy at all.

Pick a side!

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Memedada Tarzan Fri, 05/25/2018 - 07:42 Permalink

Damn, they got you by the balls! “Pick a side!”. You’re a prime example of how easily the US population is controlled. Two corporate controlled parties, a system rigged so it is impossible to vote against the interest of the MIC/Wall St. and the rest of the ownership class, media owned by the same people that own the political parties etc. etc. US has two right-wing political parties – one designed to appeal to the more “vulgar” emotions in the population (hatred, fear, greed, “patriotism”/”heroism”) and the other designed to appeal to the “goodness” in people (all the PC-BS, some handouts to the plebs, more elaborate/eloquent speeches etc.). But both doing the bidding of their corporate masters – there has not been one policy in US the last 50 years that was against the interests of the 0,01%/the owners (name me one?). US is a system of legalized corruption. And you want people to choose side? What side?

PS. Liberals/liberalism is - rightly - seen as a right-wing orientation in the rest of the world. US has extreme right-wing and plain right-wing. No political parties that argues for the end of private property, direct democracy, equality (apart from de jure = PC), expropriation of the FIRE-sector (and all their ill-gotten gains/stolen wealth), nationalization of the monetary system (ending the privately owned FED), ending monopolies in "news"/media ownership, real libertarianism (i.e. not the corporate created US-fake/propaganda version) etc. etc.

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Bigly Uchtdorf Thu, 05/24/2018 - 23:22 Permalink

No. Have not forgotten bolton.

I personally detest him. Trump has made some questionnable picks. He's one of them, imo.  I am waiting to see final results tho.  Can he change my mind? If he effects positive change... ultimately.  

I see so many down votes.  But it is going to look chaotic and messy in an interim state if these entrenched assholes are lashing out as they go down. They are also dangerous at this point. I do believe trump knows this.

 

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Bigern Rapunzal Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:33 Permalink

"All just smoke and mirrors, of a political puppet class on both sides. To hide the true facts. The elites are raping the middle class all over the world, so they have to bombard us with useless diversions."

 

Yes, until we get bombarded from debris in the heavens. Being tracked. Unscheduled meteor showers are now being put on air navigation briefings. "Unscheduled" means that the general public had no idea they existed, because something new to us is moving in. Enormous sums of money are not dropped into infrared spaceward optics without a serious target of interest. Such targets of interest are not full ignition stars or other hot objects that are most often sought. These people, if one so calls them, are watching something else that approaches. They need dates, times, and impact data. This gives them their window of exit from the surface, into the clefts of the rocks and caves. 

The first four trumpets are often disconnected from one another and misunderstood as varyingly separate events, but no. They are very much linked to one larger phenomenon. If one begins to view the first four trumpets of Revelation through the lens of a space based intrusion, it all makes greater physical sense. Small chunks of iron-laden rock, mixed with ice, entering the atmosphere is what? Fire, hail, and blood red rain. A heavy, sustained (weeks not days) peppering with this will have global impact. Trees and grass will not receive it well.

Let's say that this debris field is accompanied by a more compact cloud of the same, appearing "as it were" to be a mountain (to one viewing through optics). This "mountain" falls onto one of the major oceans, pelting it with innumerable small bullet-like iron objects. All shipping there will be destroyed. The water will be turned blood red. Notice the land is not affected.

Let us say that the third wave of intrusive icy objects contain a high level of arsenic, as many do. We get hit by a particularly large piece of this and it breaks up in the atmosphere, dumping toxic junk all over the place, poisoning the lakes, rivers, and fresh water, in addition to all of the iron. Notice again the land is not damaged, just polluted waters.

As a result of massive intrusion of space debris, dust, and smoke from fires, the sky will be somewhat darkened. Thus, sunlight, moonlight, and starlight will all be reduced by 1/3. The fourth trumpet.

All connected to a disturbance in space. The disturber does not have to get anywhere close to sling an enormous swath of shot into our orbit path. The planet crushed into the asteroid belt is a witness to the force working its way back through. Irregular weather, climate, ocean temps, water levels, volcanism, earthquakes, and surface measured UV-C are all tied the same thing bringing this space debris. This is the entire reason that "Angropologic Global Warming Theory" was invented in the first place. They needed something they could blame the observable effects on. When it begins getting hot, really hot, they will have their culprit. The truth must be concealed at all costs. Concepts that encapsulate observed phenomenon will be thrust upon the public, minus other vital relevant pieces of the overall puzzle. Exactly what Satan did in the garden. He tells a version of the truth, with a different interpretation of the results. 

Atmospheric compression is also a problem. Physical constants are changing. Air pressure will not hold constant. That will throw all sorts of instrumentation and pressure devices out of spec, including gases, valves, and entire systems of such.  

In the end, they will run out of excuses trying to explain events. 

"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity (emphasis mine); the sea and the waves roaring." Luke 21:25
 
"Men's hearts failing them for fear; and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken." Luke 21:26
 
 

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Battlefield USA tmosley Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:44 Permalink

Trump has ended the Korean War.

 

Retarded. Seriously, some of you Trump-ites can't seem to get over your swooning infatuation, while your hands are on your crotches gyrating your loins in orgasmic adulation while screaming TRUMP and jizzing all over your Trumpy Bears.

 

Kim? Crazy like a fox. It's not the first time, nor will it be the last time, NK plays USA Bigly.

 

Anyhow, more than likely, it was Kim that had to kick Bolton aside...

 

South Korea Confirms That John Bolton Is Sabotaging Trump’s Peace Talks

 
Trump is your war president. Just give it time... for the spanking.

 

P.S. Still laughing at you MAGA-Q-ite tards that believe the flotsam on the Swamp... is the Deep State.

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FBaggins sheikurbootie Fri, 05/25/2018 - 02:38 Permalink

Neither the ZH posting or any of the comments appear to have much to do with reality or what is really going on. NK is still a bit of a mystery. Some like Qanon say it is actually a CIA asset. There is some evidence for that, based on Kim boy going to a certain school in Switzerland, then the curious photoshopped images of his military, and unanswered questions of who was supporting the nation after the USSR disappeared. Also, a few people would like to know if the rocket engines, allegedly from the Ukraine, came via CIA special delivery or not. The biggest mystery is the empty threats of being able to deliver nukes without any tech developed warheads. Then you have the cui bono question.

If NK was still " developing" a delivery system, why the premature threats to nuke the US. The threats were empty to anyone with the slightest knowledge of military capabilities. They did nothing for NK except ostensibly anger the US as intended. However, they allowed the US to send a fleet or two to reassert its presence in the Orient. Without intending to tick off any people still loyal to Trump, it may be that the same deep state crowd which helped Trump get elected and is now pulling his strings, has decided to pull NK and Kim boy in from the cold, because a unified Korea with US bases would be a better check to China and Russia than what they have in SK, and Trump, the deep-state MIC supporter, is the perfect puppet deserving to to bask in the glory as the great peacemaker.  From the time of the first missile plunking down in the Sea of Japan, everything appeared so phony and contrived. The Singapour meeting will of course go ahead despite all the suspense and silly rhetoric intended to impress the zombie MSM-TV watchers.

 

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edotabin FBaggins Fri, 05/25/2018 - 03:40 Permalink

It seems possible. Some have eluded to this theory here.  It was not outlined in detail but it has been mentioned.

Many things seem suspicious about all this. Remember the extremely rapid improvements in capabilities? He went from 1 test to threatening the continental US with strikes within a month. The problem is conjecture. Nobody really knows for sure. Chasing your tail grows a bit old after a while.

That style of government should no longer be around in the 21st century. It has produced very little and has literally enslaved millions. It is for this reason that I am so emphatic in my opposition to it.

 

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