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  • North Korea warns it will turn White House into a ‘wasteland’

    03/06/2015 8:23:29 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies ^ | 03/06/2015
    SEOUL, March 6 (UPI) — A North Korean news website denounced remarks a former U.S. negotiator made in Seoul and threatened to decimate the White House and other “strongholds” into a wasteland. The strongly worded statement, released on Saturday Pyongyang time, focused on the statements made by Christopher Hill, the former top U.S. delegate in the six-party talks. The negotiations, which addressed the North Korean nuclear crisis, were discontinued in April 2009 when North Korea pulled out of the talks.
  • Busted: Neville Chamberlain-ish US Diplomat Chris Hill in Controversial JFK Dallas-Chic Photos

    04/19/2012 8:08:30 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies
    >Hill as LBJ on "Assassination Day 1963" fun n' games, USG assistant as "Jackie Kennedy" in trademarkdouble-breasted, strawberry pink and navy trim collared Chanel wool suit with match pillbox hat circa 1991, worn in Dallas, Tx that bloody, fateful day.Taken whilst (Hill) US Ambassador to Iraq, during a masquerade party of some sort for US officials. This is the same man as a State Department officials who went along with the ridiculous SIX PARTY TALKS agreements with North Korea which amounted to nothing, reprehensively gave the enemy aid, allowed them to cheat, and build up their arsenal even more. Under...
  • On North Korea, a Bipartisan Failure

    11/29/2010 2:34:39 AM PST · by paudio · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | 11.24.10 | Carolyn Leddy
    The question on everyone’s mind: Why didn’t the United States do more to prevent the progress of North Korea’s uranium-enrichment program? Regrettably, the answer to this question is even more disconcerting than the disclosure itself. Intelligence amassed over the course of nearly two decades on North Korea’s uranium-enrichment program has been an inconvenient truth for most U.S. officials involved in North Korea policy through consecutive U.S. political administrations — but nowhere was this delusion in more abundance than in the latter years of the George W. Bush administration, in which I served as the director for counterproliferation strategy, covering North...
  • N. Korea: US diplomat Christopher Hill to retire(bye Kim Jong-Hill)

    05/14/2010 9:47:04 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 293+ views
    NHK (Japan) ^ | 05/14/10
    US diplomat Christopher Hill to retire US diplomat Christopher Hill, who previously served as the US chief negotiator to the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program, will retire from diplomatic service. A senior US official told NHK that Hill plans to end his 33-year-long diplomatic career as early as this summer. Hill is now the US Ambassador to Iraq. The official says the ambassador will resign after witnessing the establishment of a new government in Iraq. Hill was appointed as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs under the Bush administration in 2005. He worked as...
  • Christopher Hill: Deep Kimchee for Iraq (N. Korea debacle to be repeated in Iraq?)

    04/17/2009 12:39:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 855+ views
    The New Ledger ^ | 04/17/09 | Joshua Stanton
    Christopher Hill: Deep Kimchee for Iraq Of the many things that will be written about North Korea this week, the least likely of these is, “Now there’s the kind of diplomacy we need more of.” Consider just the events of the last few days: the missile test itself, which may have hit closer to home than originally thought; the failure of the United Nations to enforce two of its violated resolutions; the broader failure of deterrence and counter-proliferation; and North Korea’s final repudiation of a February 2007 agreement in which it had agreed to verifiably dismantle all of its nuclear...
  • Another Holbrooke/Hill Embarassment

    03/23/2009 9:34:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 915+ views ^ | March 23, 2009
    According to Richard Holbrooke, Richard Holbrooke is essentially this country's top diplomat -- Hillary Clinton is merely his "pupil. This despite the fact that Holbrooke has hit the trifecta of shady business dealings over the last few years: a member of AIG's board with more than $800,000 in compensation, a managing director at Lehman Brothers, and the recipient of a "Friends of Angelo" loan from Countrywide (that alone was enough to get Jim Johnson thrown under the Obama campaign bus). Now comes another revelation from the New York Times. Despite repeated denials, according to three sources, Holbrooke did offer former...
  • Lugar signs off on Iraq ambassador nomination

    03/17/2009 5:26:23 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 3 replies · 352+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-03-17 | Anne Flaherty
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran diplomat Christopher Hill on Tuesday won the support of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar to become the next U.S. ambassador to Iraq, even as other GOP senators bluntly urged President Barack Obama to withdraw the nomination. Lugar's backing is considered crucial to Hill's nomination because it would provide other moderate GOP senators political cover to vote for him. Indiana's Lugar is the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee and widely respected on foreign policy matters. A confirmation hearing was planned for March 25.
  • McCain still has questions about Hill as Iraq envoy

    03/17/2009 5:27:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 425+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2009-03-17 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) - Senator John McCain still has questions about the Obama administration's choice of veteran diplomat Chris Hill to be U.S. ambassador to Iraq after meeting with him on Tuesday, McCain's office said. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee plans on March 25 to hold a hearing on Hill's nomination, amid suggestions by some Republican senators that he lacks sufficient Middle East experience and had mismanaged delicate negotiations with North Korea. "Senator McCain and Ambassador Hill had a productive meeting but questions still remain," said McCain's spokeswoman, Brooke Buchanan, who did not describe the questions.
  • New US envoy to Iraq is shrewd, tackles thorniest issues

    03/01/2009 8:09:38 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 462+ views
    AFP ^ | February 28, 2009 | Lachlan Carmichael
    Christopher Hill, whom US President Barack Obama has named as the new ambassador to Iraq, has a reputation as a shrewd career diplomat who has tackled some of the thorniest international problems. Hill, a media-friendly diplomat, has served as the lead negotiator in efforts to scrap North Korea's nuclear programs and as a top negotiator for the Dayton Peace Accords ending the war in Bosnia. In announcing his appointment Friday, which must still be confirmed by the US Senate, Obama said "Ambassador Hill has been tested, and he has shown the pragmatism and skill that we need right now." Unlike...
  • General Zinni gets undiplomatic treatment from Obama team

    02/04/2009 6:39:14 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 25 replies · 1,272+ views
    The Cable ^ | 4 February 2009 | Laura Rozen
    General Zinni gets undiplomatic treatment from Obama team Wed, 02/04/2009 - 5:22pm When retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni told the Washington Times today that he was offered the job of U.S. ambassador to Iraq before being passed over in favor of diplomat Christopher Hill, he did not say that one of the outrages of the experience was that his friend of 30 years, fellow former Marine Corps commandant and now national security advisor James L. Jones had offered him the job, and then failed to tell him when the decision was changed. "Jones had called me before the inauguration and...
  • Tentative Deal in N. Korea Nuclear Talks [NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT]

    02/12/2007 11:28:30 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 234 replies · 8,023+ views
  • North Korea 'Ready to Suspend Nuclear Activities'

    01/21/2007 10:02:00 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 22 replies · 1,209+ views
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | January 22, 2007
    North Korea has reportedly agreed to halt nuclear activities including operations at a reactor in Yongbyon, and allow on-site monitoring by the International Atomic Energy Agency as the first steps to abandoning its nuclear program. The agreement came during a meeting of the chief nuclear negotiators of the U.S. and North Korea that ended Friday in Berlin, sources said. According to diplomatic sources in Seoul and Beijing, North Korea’s top nuclear envoy Kim Kye-gwan told his U.S. counterpart Christopher Hill that North Korea will yield in return for economic and energy aid from the U.S. and assurances that the...
  • U.S. willing to give Pyongyang [North Korea] written security guarantee: sources

    12/14/2006 12:41:32 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 633+ views
    Excerpt - SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Yonhap) -- In a major incentive for North Korea, the United States is willing to provide the communist regime with a written security guarantee if it agrees to take concrete actions to end its nuclear weapons program at next week's six-way talks, diplomatic sources here said Thursday. The U.S. offered the olive branch at a meeting between its chief nuclear envoy Christopher Hill and his North Korean counterpart Kim Kye-gwan in Beijing late last month, according to the sources. The offer came as the two Koreas, the U.S., China, Russia, and Japan are set to...
  • NYP: CORNERING KOREA - But don't expect much (Kerry was proven wrong again)

    09/20/2005 5:25:41 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 446+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 20, 2005 | John Podhoretz
    ...The president called it a "positive step" and not much more, pointing out that "the question is, over time, will all parties adhere to the agreement." Translation: I'm not betting the ranch on this one holding up. Even so, what happened here is a stunning and unexpected vindication of the Bush administration approach to the North Korean problem. The famously go-it-alone, unilateralist United States has spent three years working with five other nations to bring North Korea to its senses. This approach was treated with withering scorn by Democrats last year, in particular by John Kerry, who described the Bush...
  • N. Korea: Six-Party Talks Grind On (after Chris Hill, it's John Bolton)

    09/15/2005 5:19:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 377+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/15/05
    Six-Party Talks Grind On Six-party talks aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear dispute ground into their third day in Beijing on Thursday with few signs of any progress as North Korea reportedly continued to insist it should be given civilian-use light-water reactors. An official connected to the talks said things were unclear and there was little hope of a breakthrough. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Christopher Hill leaves his hotel in Beijing on Thursday to attend a conference of top negotiators of the six-party talks, which aim to resolve the North Korean...
  • North Korea, U.S. delegations to meet ahead of nuke talks

    07/24/2005 10:04:46 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 208+ views
    Yonhap News Agency (South Korea) ^ | July 25, 2005 | Kim Kwang-tae
    BEIJING, July 25 (Yonhap) -- On the eve of the revived six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear program, the United States said Monday it planned to hold an informal meeting with the communist country to sound out its intentions. The meeting on Monday between U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill and Vice North Korean Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan comes as six regional players involved were jockeying for positions ahead of the talks set to open on Tuesday. "We will see the DPRK delegation this afternoon," Hill told reporters, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic...
  • N. Korea: (5th LD) Kim Jong-il meets visiting South Korean official

    06/16/2005 11:00:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 407+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 06/16/05 LD) Kim Jong-il meets visiting South Korean officialPYONGYANG, June 17 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il held a rare meeting with a South Korean official Friday but there was no indication that their discussions included the ongoing tension over the communist country's nuclear program. South Korean officials in Pyongyang, the North's capital, confirmed the luncheon meeting between their unification minister, Chung Dong-young and Kim but provided few other details. Also invited to the luncheon were several former South Korean officials whom the North Korean leader had met. They included Lim Dong-won and Park Jae-kyu who served as unification...
  • U.S. Ambassador Cancels Meeting with MDP Chairman (re: Hillary Clinton trip to North Korea)

    03/07/2005 12:18:38 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 553+ views
    U.S. Ambassador Cancels Meeting with MDP Chairman SEOUL, March 7 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Christopher Hill called off a meeting with the chairman of the country's minor opposition Millennium Democratic Party (MDP) Monday, saying it was not the right time, party officials said. The cancellation came just one hour before the U.S. diplomat was to meet Hahn Hwa-kap at 2 p.m. at the MDP's headquarters in downtown Seoul, according to the party officials.
  • Hillary Clinton and Senators Plan Own Trip to Pyongyang, North Korea: Sources

    03/06/2005 5:24:41 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 2,144+ views
    Yonhap News (South Korea) ^ | March 7, 2005 | Byun Duk-kun
    Hillary Clinton and Senators Plan Own Trip to Pyongyang: Sources SEOUL, March 7 (Yonhap) -- Hillary Clinton and four other U.S. senators are working to arrange their own trip to Pyongyang to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, sources here said Monday. "U.S. senators such as Hillary Clinton and Chuck Hagel have always been interested in North Korean issues," said Lee Young-tak, a secretary to the chairman of the minor opposition Millennium Democratic Party (MDP), Han Hwa-kap. The MDP chairman also heads the Asian side of the Asia-U.S. Network, a forum of lawmakers from both continents, and has...
  • Top U.S. Envoy to North Korean Nuclear Talks to Visit Washington, Tokyo

    03/06/2005 8:12:37 PM PST · by Jean S · 171+ views
    AP ^ | 3/6/05 | The Associated Press
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The top U.S. negotiator for the North Korea nuclear dispute will visit Washington and Tokyo this week to seek ways to lure Pyongyang back to the negotiating table, the U.S Embassy said Monday. Christopher Hill will meet Kenichiro Sasae, director-general of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asia-Oceania bureau on Thursday, the embassy said. In Washington, Hill is expected to hold consultations on the six-party talks and give a speech at the Brookings Institution and return to South Korea. The White House said Friday it was nominating Hill as head of the State Department's East Asia and...