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Yippee: N Korea Is Open To New Talks

From an incapable of learning Associated Press:

NKorea says it is open to new dialogue on nukes

By Jae-soon Chang, Associated Press Writer Mon Jul 27

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea suggested a new dialogue Monday to resolve tensions over its atomic weapons programs — an apparent invitation to the U.S. to engage in one-on-one talks after Pyongyang bolstered its negotiating power with nuclear and missile tests.

Hours earlier, however, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told Pyongyang to stick to six-nation talks that the North has rejected. Clinton said the multilateral framework is "the appropriate way to engage with North Korea."

Monday’s statement from Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry marks a rare expression of willingness to talk by a regime that has escalated tensions with a flurry of provocations in recent months, including a nuclear test and a series of banned missile tests.

It also suggests that the communist regime thinks it has raised its stakes enough, and it’s time to negotiate.

"There is a specific and reserved form of dialogue that can address the current situation," the ministry’s statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency said.

It did not elaborate on the new form of dialogue. But Pyongyang has long been known to be seeking direct negotiations with Washington…

In Monday’s statement, the North made clear again it won’t return to six-nation nuclear talks involving China, Japan, the two Koreas, Russia and the U.S.

"It became all the more clear that other parties are taking advantage of these six-party talks to seek their ulterior aims to disarm and incapacitate the (North) so that it can only subsist on the bread crumbs thrown away by them," it said.

The brief sentence mentioning dialogue was tucked at the end of the long harangue against the multilateral process. Unlike previous ones, however, Monday’s statement lacked any threats, further suggesting Pyongyang is looking for a negotiated solution. Such small shifts can mean much when trying to read North Korea, one of the world’s most isolated nations…

The United States says it is willing to hold direct talks within the six-nation process if North Korea returns to the negotiating table and takes irreversible steps for denuclearization

One would hope that even the Obama administration is not so naive as to think anything could come of this, besides us pumping in more billions in aid and food to this regime.

But, alas, that is not the case. These resumption of ‘talks’ is their idea:

Hours earlier, however, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told Pyongyang to stick to six-nation talks that the North has rejected. Clinton said the multilateral framework is "the appropriate way to engage with North Korea."

Well, at least it sounds like Mrs. Clinton has given up on the idea of our disarming to convince North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.

Still, it is almost laughable:

The United States says it is willing to hold direct talks within the six-nation process if North Korea returns to the negotiating table and takes irreversible steps for denuclearization.

As we have noted before, history might not repeat itself – but stupidity sure does.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, July 27th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Yippee: N Korea Is Open To New Talks”

  1. Liberals Demise

    Why is it that “WE” are the only ones who are concerned with being humane to these insane, incest breeders?
    Why don’t we hold back the food until the little rodent next in line is humbled to the dinner table. Don’t give them a damn scrap of bread until we get what we want.
    Seeing “WE” feed the majority of the world and the world is a bunch of ungrateful bravos, I say we can use their dinner table as a device to change some of the way those clowns are thinking. We can start with Iran then move on to N. Korea ………..

    Oh yeah!! We got them by the “BIG” bushels, baby!!

  2. beautyofreason

    Monday’s statement from Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry marks a rare expression of willingness to talk

    Haha. I believe NK tried to talk several times – such as when they lied to develop nukes in exchange for goodies from the Clinton administration. Bite me once, shame on you – bite me twice…oh, never mind.

    This “any diplomacy is good diplomacy” sentiment on the left needs to stop. It doesn’t work when the enemy is lying and building arms to destroy one’s neighbors. How long will it take for the Chamberlains of the world to breed another Hitler? Third world hell hole with nukes? Check. Thanks Clinton. Mad mullahs of Tehran with nukes? Count on it. Thanks in advance to Obama, Clinton, Carter, and the rest of the naive, incompetent bunch.

  3. RightWinger

    Is the AP really that dumb? (rhetorical question)

    “however, Monday’s statement lacked any threats, further suggesting Pyongyang is looking for a negotiated solution. “

    Solution to what? The inner Party circle starting to run low on cash, caviar and champagne? They put one over on Clinton, they put one over on Bush and now they see a golden opportunity for the Hat Trick with Lil Barry.

    The best solution is for the Japanese to build a few nukes and threaten to build a lot more. That should scare China into putting a stop to N. Korea’s antics.

  4. Please note here a faint but clear ray of sunshine. NK has been attempting to make any talks over their nuke program strictly between the US and themselves ever since the Clinton Administration, because that is where they can get the most goodies. The Bush administration held quite firm to the policy that any talks with NK will be held in full cooperation with their immediate neighbors. Obama is at least smart enough to maintain this Bush administration policy (without giving Bush credit), even though they admitted “…United States says it is willing to hold direct talks within the six-nation process …”

    If you see on the news that Obama is making a historic first visit to North Korea, then you know he folded on the multi-country nuke talks, and has begun writting checks for bribes….er…incentives.

  5. proreason

    “N Korea is open to new talks”

    Oh lawdamercy, do we have a talker for you!!!

    NOW we see the splendifousness of Obamy diplomacy.

    When these normally reclusive comrades come to the table, you CAN SEE what a difference our little king man can create just with the wonder of his presence.

    I predict there WILL be talks. LOTS of them. And because of those talks, there will be lots more talks, maybe even more than lots more.

    • Liberals Demise

      Don’t forget we will be picking up the dinner tab. Lots and lots of them!! You can’t have a talk session without eats!

    • beautyofreason

      And don’t forget the movie before dinner. I’ve heard Kim Jong is a fan of American films, especially Titanic. Obama and lil’ Kim can sing along with Leo: “I’m king of the world!”

  6. GL0120

    There is a condition the MSM hasn’t mentioned.
    Since the Li’l Kim is seriously ill, he’s requested that he be permitted to come here to be treated BEFORE we go to national health care.

  7. artboyusa

    Sooner or later every administration caves to this poisonous dwarf. Remember when Bush put NK on the list of terrorist nations and then took them off in 2008 to try and save the latest phoney-baloney “arms deal”? That sent a strong message, didn’t it? Like, ‘We give up’.

    NK is safe, since neither China or South Korea want to deal with the human and financial consequences of reunifying the peninsula. And that means no US government wants to do another more to Kim “I can cut my own hair” Jong Il than to try to contain him and limit his mischief.




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