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Posted on 07/05/2006 4:35:45 PM PDT by blam
China, Russia Resist North Korea Sanctions
Thursday July 6, 2006 12:16 AM
By EDITH M. LEDERER
Associated Press Writer
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - China and Russia resisted an attempt in the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions against North Korea for its missile launches Wednesday, saying only diplomacy could halt the isolated regime's nuclear and rocket development programs.
Japan, backed by the U.S. and Britain, circulated a resolution that would ban any country from transferring funds, material and technology that could be used in North Korea's missile and weapons of mass destruction programs.
China, the North's closest ally, and Russia, which has been trying to re-establish Soviet-era ties with Pyongyang, countered that they favor a weaker council statement without any threat of sanctions. Both countries hold veto power in the council, making sanctions unlikely.
North Korea, which has proclaimed itself a nuclear weapons state, has said sanctions would amount to a declaration of war. China and Russia are clearly concerned that a U.N. demand for such measures would only make the current situation worse and delay a return to six-party talks. China and Russia are part of the talks along with North and South Korea, the United States and Japan.
In a possible sign that Moscow's and Beijing's position may carry the day, President Bush addressed the issue in a subdued manner without the harsh warnings that he had issued as recently as last week when he said that a missile launch would be unacceptable.
Bush said Wednesday that the failure of North Korea's long-range missile test does not lessen the need to push the communist regime to give up its nuclear weapons program.
``One thing we have learned is that the rocket didn't stay up for very long,'' Bush said about the Taepodong-2 missile that failed 42 seconds after...
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birds of a feather stick together......
The same bloodthirsty trio that ruined SE asia in the 50's
Their football team has great tight ends!
Whoops...sorry...somehow posted to wrong thread!!
N. Korea has been kept alive for many years thanks to China. China wants North Korea since for them it's a geo-political crow-bar in the Pacific rim and against the US.
Russia has been doing trade and selling arms but not outright floating North Korea like China.
We'll see where this leads.
Japan needs a couple hundred of Pershings, with warheads.
It seems to me as though NK is China's designated tough guy. China can appear all civilized and diplomatic (note, I said "appear") while NK breaks the kneecaps. Personally, I don't buy the "Chia-Head just wants attention" storyline. This isn't someone we can just give a time-out. (Well, maybe a really long one...like, say, eternity...)
Absolutely right. And I'd include Syria as well.
July 5th article???
So much for the strong condemnations from the Commies.
The Cold War is back on.
Ok, let's give nuke technology to Taiwan, South Korea and Japan and a few bombs and missiles to jump start them. Ooops - I almost forgot - how about Georgia and the Chechnyans also?