North Korea Says It Is Not Bound by Six-Party Talks on Missile Tests


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Lupinus
June 20, 2006, 12:03 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,200221,00.html

Report: North Korea Says It Is Not Bound by Six-Party Talks on Missile Tests
Tuesday, June 20, 2006

TOKYO North Korea asserted it has full autonomy to conduct missile tests, and outsiders do not have the right to criticize its plans, Japan's Kyodo News agency reported Tuesday.

Before the latest statement, North Korea's apparent moves toward test launching a long-range ballistic missile already spiked tensions in the region and drew warnings of serious repercussions from the United States and others.

Australia on Tuesday strengthened its warning to North Korea, saying Canberra could downgrade diplomatic ties with Pyongyang if the launch goes ahead.

CountryWatch: North Korea

In Paris, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said any North Korean missile test must draw "firm and just" international response. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged North Korean leaders for restraint.

"I hope that the leaders of North Korea will listen to and hear what the world is saying. We are all worried," said Annan, who was in Paris to attend the inauguration of a new museum.

Earlier Tuesday, North Korea lashed out at the United States over its plans to build a missile defense shield but did not directly address concerns that it was preparing to test-fire a missile capable of reaching the United States.

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Rest is on the link. Also a headline says we (US) have activated our missile defense system. Maybe I'm ignorant or still just half asleep, but thoughts on what that entails and means?

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Deanimator
June 20, 2006, 12:22 PM
They ARE however bound by E=MC<sup>2</sup>... a lesson they seem more and more likely to learn firsthand from the Japanese...

Manedwolf
June 20, 2006, 12:47 PM
I would find it highly amusing if the US missile defense, if it works, popped the Korean missile out of the air as soon as it was over international waters.

Wouldn't THAT just p*** in their cornflakes... :)

Lupinus
June 20, 2006, 12:52 PM
I would find it highly amusing if the US missile defense, if it works, popped the Korean missile out of the air as soon as it was over international waters.

Wouldn't THAT just p*** in their cornflakes...

hahahaha

I want to be the fly in the room so I can see the look on Kim Jong-il's face.

"Sir it took off but...."

":eek: :what: :eek: :uhoh: "

:neener: :evil: :neener:

JesseJames
June 20, 2006, 01:16 PM
The U.S. has a missile defense system? I thought this thing was a decade away in terms of being fielded.
It gets tiring dealing with that nut of a nation. I was in the hopes that there was some kind of resistance group in that country that we could work with clandestinely. But the regimes power is so complete and crushing there is nothing to work with.
Even if we could "chop off the head", the people are so brainwashed into believing that the "Great Leader" is a God and that America is evil it would take at least 2 generations to purge the society.
A war would of course be the final course. It would be a bloodbath. Those Koreans will fight and fight hard.
I wonder what the Chinese and the Russians think about their little neighbor. In a way N. Korea is their progeny.

offthepaper
June 20, 2006, 01:50 PM
I don't beleive the Russians or China think it's a good idea to have a nuclear armed flake like Kim sharing a common border with either. Kim pretty much does whatever he wants, whether it makes sense to him or anyone else. He might get lip service from both, but you don't see the massive military aid they enjoyed in days gone by. He does need to be dealt with though. Maybe we should make a test of an older nuc (say, circa 1953 or so, to let him know what his father missed).:D :evil:

Art Eatman
June 20, 2006, 02:30 PM
Of interest, obviously, but not THR stuff...

Art

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