Skip to comments.North Korean diplomats to meet US Governor Bill Richardson
Posted on 08/19/2009 11:36:42 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
In a further sign of a possible thaw in relations between Pyongyang and Washington, two North Korean diplomats are to meet Bill Richardson, the Governor of New Mexico, today.
The meeting is being held at the request of Kim Myong-Gil, a minister at the North Korean mission at the United Nations, and will take place "for most of the day" in Santa Fe, a spokeswoman for Mr Richardson said.
She said that the diplomats had expressed interest in clean energy solutions being developed in New Mexico and stressed that Mr Richardson was not representing the administration of President Barack Obama.
But the meeting will inevitably be seen as a sign that Pyong Yang may be willing to be more conciliatory in its relations with the US and South Korea.
It comes just two weeks after former President Bill Clinton met North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in his successful mission to free two US journalists and after further conciliatory signs to South Korea.
Kim Jong Il sent a message of condolence to the family of Kim Dae Jung, the former President of South Korea, amid media reports from the South that a delegation from Pyong Yang would attend his funeral. Earlier this week the North also announced that it would restart several tourism ventures with South Korea.
The meeting comes as the first details emerge of Mr Clinton's visit to Pyong Yang this month, where he met a surprisingly fit-looking Mr Kim. According to the New York Times the men enjoyed "chit chat" during a long dinner together, with an "unexpectedly spry" Mr Kim suggesting that the two men stay up afterwards.
According to the New York Times, Mr Clinton's meeting with the Dear Leader was also at Pyong Yang's behest.
Officials in Washington told the newspaper that Mr Clinton
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So what do the North Koreans get now, stealth technology?
They get a top of the line missile defense system.
Can someone please explain to me why Hillary accepted the SoS position? Was it to gain more international experience for another presidential run? What? She has been less than useless. Personally, I would be embarrassed if I were the SoS and the Obama,Reid,Pelosi triad, and other Democrat Congress critters, plus various Czars have superceded her authority.
Then, it does my heart good to see her marginalized and heading towards the dustbin of history. Karma is a b**ch (insert joke here).
Richardson is currently "facing possible legal issues" while a federal grand jury investigates for possible pay to play violations in the awarding of a lucrative state contract to a company that gave campaign contributions to Richardson's political action committee, Moving America Forward.
no, but we’ll lose ours...
She said that the diplomats had expressed interest in clean energy solutions being developed in New MexicoThey can build nuclear bombs and missles with guidance systems but they can't figure out how to hook up a generator to a frigg'n windmill?
“It’s deja vu, all over again.”
-Lawrence Peter Berra
And I’d bet the farm that Richardson is dirty.
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