Skip to comments.Clinton says North Korea missile tests won't affect talks
Posted on 10/12/2009 10:44:33 AM PDT by La Lydia
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - North Korea interrupted moves toward dialogue on its nuclear program Monday by reportedly test-firing five short-range missiles off its east coast. A South Korean official, briefing the Korean media, said two short-range KN-02 missiles were fired in the morning and three more in the afternoon. The missiles, with a range of 75 miles, were shot from mobile launch pads near where North Korea fired a long-range Taepodong-2 missile on April 5.
The timing of the tests, the North's first in three months, is particularly significant since North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il has shown clear interest in opening two-way dialogue with the US and has even indicated his willingness to enter six-party talks that he had previously vowed to spurn...Ryoo Kihl Jae, professor at the University of North Korean Studies, said North Korea was "demonstrating its guts."
The US response to Monday's tests, however, suggested that North Korea may have to do more to make an impression. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in Belfast, said the US position was "unaffected by the behavior of North Korea" and the US goal "remains the same" to get the North to return to six-party talks.
The US has still not confirmed plans for the US envoy on North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, to go to Pyongyang in pursuit of six-party talks. Nor has the US approved a visit to Washington by a North Korean official despite "speculation in Seoul," said Yonhap, that he wants to go there "to set up bilateral dialogue."...
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Watch the Obummer administration as led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton roll over and play dead while akk iur enemies continue to play possum.
The Iron Pantsuit speaks.
Thank you for the comparison and what a comparison it truly is. Says a lot, doesn’t it. One picture is worth a thousand words, two pictures says it all without words.
Larry Sinclair was probably right all along.
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