Skip to comments.N. Korea: Kim Jong-il 'to Meet Medvedev'
Posted on 06/23/2011 6:44:38 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Kim Jong-il 'to Meet Medvedev'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev may meet next week in Vladivostok, PrimaMedia, a news agency for Russia's Far East, said Thursday.
Medvedev "will visit Vladivostok between June 29 and July 1 to inspect preparations for the APEC Summit there next year and there is the possibility of a summit with North Korean leader Kim during the visit," PrimaMedia reported. "This has been confirmed by several sources."
If the summit takes place, it would be the first meeting between the leaders of the two countries in nine years. Kim and Putin also met in Pyongyang in July of 2000, in Moscow in August 2001 and in Vladivostok in August of 2002 to discuss economic cooperation.
(1) it is an indication that Chia Head failed to get what he wanted in his China trip.
(2) he wants to use Russia as a counterweight to increasing China's influence.
He may have hit a brick wall on certain issues during his trip. He felt that he has few leverages left.
Once he leaned heavily toward Russia. Things appeared to be going well with Russia, but it petered out. Chia Head may be using Russia again purely leverage against China. China could be aware of that. So could Russia. Russians could be receptive but very much wary of being used again as a bargaining chip to lure China back.
me thinks China just sent N. Korea to sleep on the couch!
Yeah Chia Pet acting like husband got force sleep on the couch so he going to his mistress Russia LOL!
Kim Jong-Il will get a rude surprise with Russia. Russia doesn’t have a problem trading with unsavory regimes... but it’s strictly a cash-only deal. And North Korea doesn’t have the money to buy what it wants.
Not to mention that Russia tends to send the worst quality goods to those unsavory regimes. Heck, they even send shoddy military equipment to India, whose been a loyal customer of Russian military equipment for over 50 years.