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North Korea to Destroy Tongchang-ri ICBM Test Site
Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/14/2018 | Lim Min-hyuk

Posted on 06/14/2018 9:36:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The missile test site North Korean leader Kim Jong-un promised U.S. President Donald Trump to destroy is a large-scale facility in Tongchang-ri, North Pyongan Province. The regime conducted a vital test of an engine for intercontinental ballistic missiles there last year.

"Kim promised Trump during their summit on Tuesday to dismantle this facility," a diplomatic source said. He said that Kim presented the offer as a kind of surprise card to Trump, who is known to like showy outcomes.

Trump immediately told the press about it after the summit. "It seems that Trump is giving priority to deterring the North from developing ICBM capabilities that threaten the U.S. mainland over the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of nuclear weapons," a pundit said.

"It's possible that Kim Jong-un, who is well aware of this, told Trump about his plan to dismantle the Tongchang-ri facility to make the U.S. president trust him."

The North conducted a combustion test for a new high-powered liquid-fuel engine at Tongchang-ri on March 18 last year and succeeded in test-launching a Hwasong-14 ICBM with that engine four months later. The Hwasong-14 reportedly has a range of 10,000 km, placing the western U.S. mainland within reach.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.chosun.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: icbm; missiles; northkorea
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1 posted on 06/14/2018 9:36:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

WINNING!


2 posted on 06/14/2018 9:45:41 AM PDT by Proud White Trump Supporter
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To: Proud White Trump Supporter

3 posted on 06/14/2018 9:46:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This was Japan’s big concern....Missiles...


4 posted on 06/14/2018 9:57:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

That saying gets everybody twitterpated here, but it’s retarded, and a joking translation of a cynical Russian proverb. If you run around and have to verify everything someone does, that is not trust. If you trust someone you don’t need to verify. It would make more sense to say we don’t trust them, and we will verify everything they say


5 posted on 06/14/2018 9:59:02 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: DesertRhino

Trust must be earned.


6 posted on 06/14/2018 10:00:00 AM PDT by meyer (The Constitution says what it says, and it doesn't say what it doesn't say.)
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Reagan's first summit with Gorbachev produced nothing more than a statement with little real substance. It was only a year later that they hammered out START, which only impacted short and medium range weapons, not ICBM's. Summits didn't bring down the Soviet Union, it was Reagan staying the course with the "Maximum Pressure" of the cold war and the arms race.

Here we are just days after the first US-DPRK summit and Kim is already taking concrete steps to dismantle his programs. But it's not fast enough for these idiots.

7 posted on 06/14/2018 10:01:56 AM PDT by ETCS
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To: DesertRhino

So, Reagan made an Oxymoronic statement which a lot of people are quoting....


8 posted on 06/14/2018 10:03:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Do we know if they have another test site?

According to some news (provided here on FreeRep) before the summit was announced it was reported that massive new infrastructure facilities were being built in a new restricted zone in North Korea where nuclear testing and missile testing had not been conducted in the past, and what was being constructed looked like wmd and missile facilities.

That would go along with previous NK agendas where they told us something was no longer being done at X, when they had already started doing the same at Y.

Will Bolton and Pompeo acknowledge this in our negotiations with NK, or ignore it, just to get a deal done, as Obama did with too many things.


9 posted on 06/14/2018 10:06:41 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: DesertRhino

I don’t see the conflict. Trust is defined in the dictionary as “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” Belief is not the same as knowing with certainty. A supervisor trusts valued subordinates but verifies their work periodically. Where’s the retardation?


10 posted on 06/14/2018 10:18:14 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like Kim wants to see those beachside condos and skyscrapers going up ASAP ;D.


11 posted on 06/14/2018 10:22:51 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: SeekAndFind

Did a search. NBC reported it, and the others NOT.


12 posted on 06/14/2018 11:10:55 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Leftism is an elaborate system for hiding shame behind a cheap mash of virtue. -Klavan.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

I could explain it more clearly for you, but I can’t find a crayon.


13 posted on 06/14/2018 11:14:10 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: DesertRhino

All this adolescent taunting will surely take us right to heaven.


14 posted on 06/14/2018 11:16:29 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If so, this might be as though “Trust” were in scare quotes here. A probationary attitude is right. Don’t automatically assume the worst, but don’t be blind either.


15 posted on 06/14/2018 11:18:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I might be mis-remembering. But I think “Trust but verify” was a rough translation of a Russian quip. It was clever in that is sent a message to Russia and may have meant something a bit different to the rest of the world.

(Russian proverb or something?)


16 posted on 06/14/2018 11:21:59 AM PDT by Tenacious 1
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To: SeekAndFind

Appears to me that this is a mutual gesture counter to Trump ending military exercises in S Korea.


17 posted on 06/14/2018 12:19:30 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!)
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To: DesertRhino

Forget the crayon. You obviously don’t understand the actual meaning of certain words in English, so I doubt you could even if you tried using the video display at Jerry World.


18 posted on 06/14/2018 12:19:44 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SeekAndFind

Prove it.


19 posted on 06/14/2018 12:21:25 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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RE: Prove it.

Here’s what I observe so far....

The things they are dismantling or destroying are things they no longer need. They wrecked their mountain with a high yield nuclear test. They obviously have a working design. No need for an already destroyed facility.

So, they keep the design and destroy a site that is no longer needed, inviting foreign journalists to view the destruction.

They’ve managed to build a missile with intercontinental range. Again, They have a functional engine design. That site served its purpose.

When they start breaking down centrifuges, turning over HEU and Pu-239 AND allow American inspectors to double check, while giving up a warhead, THEN, maybe we’re talking but not until.


20 posted on 06/14/2018 12:41:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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