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Posted on 09/12/2009 2:49:43 PM PDT by Steelfish
Barack Obama Starts US Talks With 'Axis of Evil': North Korea and Iran
President Barack Obama has approved plans for the US to start direct talks with both North Korea and Iran, in a significant shift in policy.
By Philip Sherwell in New York and David Eimer in Beijing 12 Sep 2009
Barack Obama's new approach marks a significant change in American diplomacy
The State Department said it would meet one-to-one with Pyongyang negotiators in an effort to persuade the reclusive Stalinist state to return to multilateral talks on dismantling its nuclear weapons programme. Washington has also accepted a vague Iranian offer of talks on broad national security issues, even though Tehran refused to discuss its illicit atomic operations.
The US insisted it would raise Iranians nuclear activities in the meeting. "This may not have been a topic that they wanted to be brought up but I can assure that it's a topic that we'll bring up," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.
The new approach to two regimes shunned by the previous Bush administration as rogue states from the so-called "axis of evil" marks a significant change in American diplomacy.
It is certain to come under fresh attack from prominent conservatives and national security hawks such as former vice-president Dick Cheney. They are resolutely opposed to what they see as "rewarding" hostile nations for their nuclear belligerence by agreeing to talks.
The North Korea gambit comes just a week after Pyongyang declared that it was close to being able to enrich uranium, a development that would give the outlaw regime a potential second means of building nuclear weapons.
Until now, the US has insisted it would only speak directly to North Korea if it had already agreed to re-join the six-party talks.
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His Irish ancestors must be turning uneasily.
“We now kow-tow to tin pot dictators.”
Hard to tell who the dictator is these days, isn’t it?
By the time Barry gets done, the people in Iran and North Korea will be able to file for an “Earned Income Tax Credit” from this country.
I wonder what our “Frinds” in the ROK and Japan think about this development ?
“Barack Obama’s new approach marks a significant new direction in American diplomacy”...
In Yonkers, it’s called ‘coughin’ up the lunch money’.
He’s actually keeping a campaign promise
Geez, scanned the headline and thought Obama was beginning to talk to himself (Barack Obama Starts US Talks With ‘Axis of Evil’ ...)
Fulbaum on FOX just said at around 6:30ish PM EDT that North Korea has scheduled a third missle launch.