Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:29 pm

North Koreans Are No-Shows at Meeting to Discuss U.S. Soldiers’ Remains
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean officials did not show up on Thursday for a meeting with Americans at the inter-Korean border to discuss the return of remains of United States soldiers killed in the Korean War, officials said.

Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, committed to repatriating American soldiers’ remains in his June talks with President Trump. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week, after meeting with officials in North Korea, that working-level talks on the matter would be held on or around Thursday in Panmunjom, the so-called truce village on the border between North and South Korea.

Though American military officials went to Panmunjom for the meeting on Thursday, their North Korean counterparts did not, according to a United States defense official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. A South Korean government official, who also asked for anonymity, confirmed that the North Koreans had not shown up at Panmunjom.

It was not clear whether the Americans had been deliberately stood up. Mr. Pompeo had cautioned that the date for the planned meeting at Panmunjom “could move by one day or two,” indicating that the two sides had not settled all the details before he left Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, on Saturday.
Mr. Pompeo said his discussions in Pyongyang had been productive, though he left without a North Korean agreement to take specific steps toward dismantling its nuclear weapons program. North Korea later said it was seriously disappointed by Mr. Pompeo’s visit, accusing him of making a “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization,” while failing to offer corresponding American incentives to improve ties between the two countries.
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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:23 am

Donald Trump tweets 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong-un

US President Donald Trump has published a letter from Kim Jong-un, in which North Korea's leader voices hopes for a "new future" in bilateral relations.

Mr Trump said the letter from Mr Kim (dated 6 July), was "a very nice note".

But it made no mention of any efforts by Pyongyang towards denuclearisation - a key issue the two leaders discussed at June's historic summit in Singapore.

Separately, the US has accused North Korea of violating a UN sanctions cap on refined oil products.

It said this had been done through ship-to-ship transfers at sea using 89 North Korean tankers. The US did not say which countries were illicitly providing Pyongyang with the products.
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The English translation of the four-paragraph document was tweeted by Mr Trump on Thursday.

In it, Mr Kim says: "I deeply appreciate the energetic and extraordinary efforts made by Your Excellency Mr President.

He also says that bilateral trust should be "further strengthened in the future process of taking practical actions".

Mr Kim says that "the epochal progress" in promoting bilateral ties "will bring our next meeting forward".

In publishing the letter, President Trump tweeted: "Great progress being made!" He did not elaborate.
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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

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But how many NorKs have computers? :notsure:

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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Grammatron » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:48 pm

Trump cancels Pompeo trip to North Korea, cites lack of 'sufficient progress' on denuclearization
President Donald Trump on Friday announced on Twitter that he had asked his secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to cancel a planned trip to North Korea because there had not been enough progress in denuclearization talks so far.



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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Doctor X » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:32 pm

I will now Blame the War Monger Trump for failing to reach out and embrace peace and negotiation after denouncing him for committing treason by meeting with a murderous dictator.

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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Giz » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:22 pm

Doctor X wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:32 pm
I will now Blame the War Monger Trump for failing to reach out and embrace peace and negotiation after denouncing him for committing treason by meeting with a murderous dictator.

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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

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Can't vouch for historical accuracy, but seems in Kim's style. :mrgreen:

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Post by Grammatron » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:59 pm

I guess we should never negotiate then.

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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:23 am

It was worth a try. Perhaps all is not lost yet, although it increasingly looks like the Norks were just up to their usual tricks again.
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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Doctor X » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:48 am

To take this serious for a moment penguin, there is a great big gulf between appeasement and bombing back into the Stone Age. Partisans seem to see only the extremes.

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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Grammatron » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:55 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:23 am
It was worth a try. Perhaps all is not lost yet, although it increasingly looks like the Norks were just up to their usual tricks again.
As is known and obvious China holds all the card when it comes to North Korea. Seems Trump ignorantly sabotages himself by working with China on North Korea and against China on trade; or he's going all in on pressure on China to get multiple wins, or something else. Whatever the case negotiations continue in both arenas.

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Post by Doctor X » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:31 am

"It's complicated."

Trump or any administration has to play many cards with China. If "we" wanted their full backing to do whatever, "we" would let them take Taiwan, for example. So it is push here and pull there. Underneath it all is the realization that economics is rich people trying to get richer without forcing the peasants to successfully revolt, while the reality of geopolitics is China does not want millions of starving North Koreans pouring into her any more than Your Mom "we" want to have to destroy North Korea to save some hippies in Seattle.

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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:44 am

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Mass Games and Parades: North Korea Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary (The Atlantic)

Check out the whole collection. Lots of surreal stuff. Instantly recognizable as North Korea.
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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Doctor X » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:41 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:44 am
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Not . . . that. . . .
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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Witness » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:53 pm

Landmines in DMZ to be cleared from Monday

The two Koreas will start clearing mines from the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on October 1 as a first step after they agreed to disarm the border area starting with land mines.

For 20 days from Monday, Seoul and Pyongyang plan to remove all mines from the Joint Security Area (JSA) along the DMZ, the Ministry of National Defense said, Sunday.

"The two Koreas will engage in joint works to remove mines and explosives on the JSA and upland areas in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province," a military official said.

The remains of about 300 soldiers from the two Koreas and United Nation forces killed during the 1950-1953 Korean War are believed to be buried in the upland areas.

The two Koreas chose the area as a trial venue for the joint repatriation mission.

The move is part of a follow-up measure to the Pyongyang Declaration signed in mid-September by President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
http://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article ... Idx=256216