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N.Korea to allow trans-Korean Peninsula gas pipeline through its territory
The Hankyoreh ^ | Saturday, August 27, 2011 | Yonhap News

Posted on 08/28/2011 3:39:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has expressed support for a Russian project to pipe Siberian natural gas to South Korea through his country's territory, a Russian news agency said Friday, quoting a Russian official.

The gas pipeline project was a major topic when Kim held a summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in a Siberian city earlier this week. The two countries said after the summit that they have agreed to set up a joint committee to push the project.

In a meeting with reporters in Khabarovsk after the summit, Viktor Ishaev, Russia's presidential envoy to the Far East Federal District, quoted Kim as telling him separately that North Korea will permit the pipeline to go through its territory if Russia and South Korean sign a contract on the project, according to the Interfax news agency.

Ishaev said he had a chat with Kim as he was assigned to escort Kim throughout his train journey for the summit with Medvedev, the agency said in a report. During the trip, Kim commented on the pipeline project, Interfax quoted Ishaev as saying.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il toured industrial facilities in northeastern China on Friday on his way back home from a trip to Russia, a source said.

Kim visited the facilities in the Chinese city of Qiqihar, a hub of automobile industries, and Daqing, home to China's largest oilfield, the source said.

After the tour, the North Korean leader met with Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency. During the talks, Kim told the Chinese official that North Korea wants the six-party talks to be opened without any pre-conditions attached, the news agency reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.hani.co.kr ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: japan; korea; pyongyang; russia
related story -- Kim and Medvedev propose six-party talks without preconditions: The proposal has reportedly been dismissed by South Korea and the United States

Kim and Medvedev propose six-party talks without preconditions: The proposal has reportedly been dismissed by South Korea and the United States

1 posted on 08/28/2011 3:39:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

Gee, what can possibly go wrong?


2 posted on 08/28/2011 3:43:01 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Sounds like a trap to me


3 posted on 08/28/2011 3:43:20 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: SunkenCiv

That sounds like a dandy idea! Maybe they could ask nk to hold their gold for them to.


4 posted on 08/28/2011 3:43:50 PM PDT by JoSixChip (Top 10% of wage earners pay 70% of total income taxes collected. Bottom 50% pay less then 3%, fair?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Gee, and Kim won’t threaten the pipeline to get more foreign aid.


5 posted on 08/28/2011 3:44:50 PM PDT by MetaThought
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Yeah, the South Koreans will go for that. /s


6 posted on 08/28/2011 3:44:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Repeal The 17th; GeronL; JoSixChip; MetaThought

Y’know, I did a couple searches and didn’t find this before:

Russian Pipeline Transiting North Korea Somewhat Unlikely
OilPrice.com | 08/12/2011 | John C.K. Daly
Posted on 08/16/2011 8:07:21 AM PDT by bananaman22
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2764422/posts


7 posted on 08/28/2011 3:50:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

So there will be two bullies with their hands on the energy throat of South Korea and each with their own peeves to pick and power plays to make.


8 posted on 08/28/2011 3:55:24 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: SunkenCiv

The caption for the picture should be, “Put that shutoff valve right about here.”


9 posted on 08/28/2011 3:56:34 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

South Korea hasn’t learned anything from Ukraine and Russian pipeline politics?


10 posted on 08/28/2011 3:57:02 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: SunkenCiv

I am constantly baffled by how all of your posts are magically sent “To (nobody)”.
I’d donate $20 bucks to FR for the secret!
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Nomal post:
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vs. your posts:
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11 posted on 08/28/2011 4:02:35 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: null and void

Repeal The 17th?

Remove the name of the original poster from the to line...


12 posted on 08/28/2011 4:16:49 PM PDT by null and void (Day 947 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: null and void
Drat! Another perfectly good theory RUINED by ugly facts!
13 posted on 08/28/2011 4:17:56 PM PDT by null and void (Day 947 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Maybe do it on the first post?


14 posted on 08/28/2011 4:19:04 PM PDT by null and void (Day 947 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: null and void

Grrrrrr!


15 posted on 08/28/2011 4:19:28 PM PDT by null and void (Day 947 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: null and void

I’ve tried everything already!!!!
Quite the mystery.


16 posted on 08/28/2011 4:21:44 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: null and void
I give up


15 posted on Sun Aug 28 16:19:28 2011 by null and void (Day 947 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: null and void

That's very annoying.

17 posted on 08/28/2011 4:23:54 PM PDT by null and void (Day 947 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: null and void

It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.


18 posted on 08/28/2011 4:27:01 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: Repeal The 17th
That's better than a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enema.


18½ posted on Sun Aug 28 16:19:28 2011 by null and void (Day 947 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: null and void

Or something like that...

19 posted on 08/28/2011 4:39:05 PM PDT by null and void (Day 947 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: arthurus

He, he
by the time NK puts the taps on the pipeline, there will be notin left for SK


20 posted on 08/28/2011 4:40:20 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: cashless

Gee, I wonder if any gas will actually come out of the other end.


21 posted on 08/28/2011 4:44:30 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: null and void

Have you never noticed this before?


22 posted on 08/28/2011 4:44:46 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: null and void

FReepmail me as to how you did the 14 1/2.


23 posted on 08/28/2011 4:45:52 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Why not? It’s not like NK would put a few “T’ fittings along the way to siphon a little off the top.

Trust and NK do not mix well.


24 posted on 08/28/2011 4:48:14 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Repeal The 17th

Yes.


25 posted on 08/28/2011 4:51:12 PM PDT by null and void (Day 947 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Repeal The 17th; SunkenCiv
If SunkenCiv replies -- how will you know the reply is to you? '-)
26 posted on 08/28/2011 4:51:22 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Maybe...


27 posted on 08/28/2011 4:51:31 PM PDT by null and void (Day 947 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Repeal The 17th
Gee, what can possibly go wrong?

lol...not sure. Sounds like a win-win for lil' Kim. He gets a boatload of cash to let it go through and then he can extort more later to keep it running. Win win!

28 posted on 08/28/2011 4:54:07 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: TXnMA; null and void

“...If SunkenCiv replies-how will you know the reply is to you?...”
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Good Point!


29 posted on 08/28/2011 4:54:54 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: null and void

“...Maybe...”
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Aw, come on now.


30 posted on 08/28/2011 4:55:37 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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Hmmm....


31 posted on 08/28/2011 4:56:53 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: null and void
To: null and void
...say something else
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32 posted on 08/28/2011 5:05:17 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: null and void

This is beginning to piss me off.


33 posted on 08/28/2011 5:05:59 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

You’re almost there...


34 posted on 08/28/2011 5:09:22 PM PDT by null and void (Day 947 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Repeal The 17th

It’s an interesting conundrum. This may lower energy costs for the ROK, in exchange for a high risk of blackmail or supply disruption.

Is there a way to reap the benefits while minimizing the downside risk?


35 posted on 08/28/2011 9:35:25 PM PDT by bornred
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To: Repeal The 17th

Check your mail.

That’ll be $20 to FR from you. ;’)


36 posted on 08/29/2011 2:10:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

test


37 posted on 08/29/2011 2:45:16 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

test


38 posted on 08/29/2011 2:49:54 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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.


39 posted on 08/29/2011 2:52:28 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: Repeal The 17th; SunkenCiv; null and void
Repeal The 17th, if you could get the mods to delete your original query in #11, this could be one of the most confusing -- and funniest -- threads in FR history! '-)
40 posted on 08/29/2011 9:50:46 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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41 posted on 08/29/2011 3:23:18 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: SunkenCiv

(Persistence is everything)


42 posted on 08/29/2011 3:24:53 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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How long can I keep this up?


43 posted on 08/29/2011 3:28:18 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Eureka, it works (sometimes)


44 posted on 08/29/2011 3:30:09 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: SunkenCiv

You, are ‘da man!
I will PayPal twenty simoleons to Jim Thompson post haste.


45 posted on 08/29/2011 3:34:30 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: SunkenCiv; jimrob

I have chosen to up my monthly donation
from $5 to $10 and I hope you find this acceptable!
(this has baffled me for quite some time)


46 posted on 08/29/2011 3:59:49 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (little bit bigger) monthly donor.)
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To: jimrob

(you will need to go all the way back to post #7 to see what this is all about)


47 posted on 08/29/2011 5:15:03 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (little bit bigger) monthly donor.)
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