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    Although he did keep his word as far as cancelling the war games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    North Korea accuses US of 'gangster-like' behavior after Pompeo talks
    Nothing new there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Although he did keep his word as far as cancelling the war games.
    He has not cancelled anything. He postponed one war game, singular, there are many others scheduled which he has not cancelled in perpetuity. He has not, removed his nuclear weapons from the area, he has not removed his troops and weapons from ROK, he has not removed his radars from ROK, he has not removed sanctions, he has not removed his ships, submarines, aircraft from positions where he could wage war on DPRK.........................................

    In essence he had delivered zilch, zero. No declaration of the end of the Korean war, no ameristan and it's vassals -ROK/Japan military ability to wage war in an instant on DPRK.

    However DPRK has stopped missile tests, nuclear weapons tests, for now and even destroyed, totally, the test centre.

    Care to link to anything goldilocks and his government have confirmed/acted to pass, in perpetuity, the necessary legislation/voted in favour of a UNSC resolution tieing ameristani's hands or has removed, in perpetuity, from his arsenal of weapons/sanctions/threats to anyone who disobeys his imperial decree?

    Or do you require reminding, once again, how ameristan, for decades, has "stopped" something, bragged about it and then later reintroduced the illegal, by international laws and customs, action based on fake propaganda?
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    for now and even destroyed, totally, the test centre.
    gotta link?

    thinking fattie kim would dismantle his entire nuke arsenal based on a handshake with trump is beyond stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    even destroyed, totally, the test centre.
    possibly inadvertently...

    North Korea says it destroyed nuclear test site
    https://www.sfgate.com/world/article...e-12941651.php

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    meanwhile.....

    Recent reports are casting doubt on North Korea's intentions. Analysis of satellite photos of the country's facilities have led some to infer that the North is continuing to improve its capabilities. In addition, the U.S. intelligence community has reportedly concluded that they have no intention of giving up their nuclear weapons.
    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/wh...r-capabilities

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    possibly inadvertently...
    Or no longer needed now they have access to Chinese super computers and Russian Nuclear weapons analysis programmes!

    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    Recent reports
    By whom?

    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    Analysis of satellite photos of the country's facilities
    By whom?

    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    the U.S. intelligence community
    All 13 or just one or two?

    All three "official sources" are "somebody's" opinion.

    I'll wait for a goldilock's official, ever changing, digital post, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    By whom?
    link provided.

    Originally Posted by OhOh (North Korea ready to walk away from Trump summit.)
    for now and even destroyed, totally, the test centre.
    still waiting

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    link provided.
    A "reliable source" or MSM propaganda, look at their "sponsors".

    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    still waiting
    The worlds press were there and reported it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    The worlds press were there and reported it.
    you're an idiot

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    you're an idiot
    No shit, Sherlock.

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    N. Korea dismantling rocket test site as Trump rants over reports he loathes lack of progress




    New satellite imagery showed partial dismantlement of North Korea’s satellite launch facility. It comes as the US media reported that Donald Trump is somehow unhappy with the denuclearization progress of the Korean Peninsula.

    Images of Sohae Satellite Launching Station, released by monitoring group 38 North on Monday, showed that Pyongyang has apparently begun dismantling work there. The satellite snapshots dated July 20 depict the presence of a crane and vehicles conducting deconstruction work on a building used to assemble space-launch vehicles, including a rail-mounted transfer structure. Other satellite pictures of Sohae Station show the dismantlement of a nearby rocket engine test stand previously used to run liquid-fuel engines for ballistic missiles and space-launch vehicles by Pyongyang.


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    The Bromance Is Over: Trump Tells Pompeo Not To Go To North Korea


    "In a surprising admission from president Trump, two months after his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, which was widely panned by many of his critics for being too disorganized and abrupt, moments ago Trump tweeted that he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea because he feels "we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."

    Pompeo was scheduled to make his fourth visit to North Korea next week to follow up on a framework agreement Trump reached with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


    The decision marks a rare admission from Trump that North Korea’s denuclearization is not going as well as hoped.


    Trump blamed China, saying that "because of our much tougher Trading stance with China, I do not believe they are helping with the process of denuclearization as they once were (despite the UN Sanctions which are in place)." This is in line with Trump's complaint from early July in which he said that with respect to the denuclearization process, China "may be exerting negative pressure on a deal because of our posture on Chinese Trade."

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    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-24/trump-tells-pompeo-not-go-north-korea-not-making-sufficient-denuclearization



    The US Seeks to Cut China Off From a Future Partnership With an Economically Open North Korea

    "Recent events have made it perfectly clear that Kim Jong-un is not the only one who sees immense potential in a DPRK economy that stands on the precipice of ultra-modernisation. Kim’s recent statements on his desire to have a fully automated industrial economy in the near future helps elucidate the reality that when a north-east Asian economy decides to modernise, it is only a matter of time before it becomes a so-called ‘tiger economy’. This was true of Hong Kong beginning in the mid 20th century (when it was still a UK colony), it was true of China under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping beginning in 1978, it was certainly true of South Korea beginning in its 1970s economic revolution and was equally true of the the economy on the island of Taiwan which while legally part of China has de-facto developed in a parallel fashion.


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    https://www.eurasiafuture.com/2018/0...n-north-korea/

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    Interesting...

    The Dirty Secret of the Korean War
    https://countercurrents.org/2018/08/...he-korean-war/

    The evidence for American BW deployment during the Korean War is overwhelming. Yet, the denial machine of the security state continues today. Recently, a Woodrow Wilson Institute scholar, Milton Leitenberg, has reworked his theory that the entire Korean War BW affair was a giant communist hoax cooked up by Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Zhou Enlai to tar brush the US into ceasefire negotiations. Leitenberg’s conspiracy theory is a B-movie plot, not plausible given his questionable source material and the historical record. Nevertheless, this quasi-official spin demonstrates clearly the extension across time to which the state denial apparatus can reach. The ongoing denial of US war crimes committed during the Korean War has been an enormous stumbling block to the normalization of relations between the US and North Korea. We cannot end hostilities nor seriously negotiate with a nuclear-armed North Korea with lies and a phony history.

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    Returning to war.

    US not planning to suspend any more drills with S. Korea unless ordered by Trump – Mattis

    "Several major US drills with South Korea have been suspended as an act of good will towards Pyongyang, but there are no plans to cancel any other joint exercises on the Korean Peninsula, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

    "We took the step to suspend several of the largest military exercise as a good faith measure," Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.

    "We have no plans to suspend any more."


    https://www.rt.com/usa/437065-mattis-us-drills-seoul/

    Ameristani leaders words are as usual, humbug. Nothing new here keep drinking goldilocks KoolAid".

    U.S. ends suspension of military exercises in Korea, Mattis says


    The U.S earlier this summer suspended military exercises on the Korean Peninsula as part of a “good faith” negotiating effort with North Korea.

    Defense Secretary James Mattis said Tuesday that effort is over.



    “We took the step to suspend several of our largest exercises as a good faith measure coming out of the Singapore summit,” Mr. Mattis told reporters, referring to the historic June meeting between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.


    “We have no plans at this time to suspend any more exercises,” the secretary continued. “We will work very closely … with the secretary of state and what he needs done, we will certainly do to reinforce his effort. But at this time there is no discussion about further suspensions.”



    Following the Singapore summit, the military suspended the massive Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise in South Korea, which involves thousands of American troops each year. The suspension was designed to spur further denuclearization talks with North Korea.


    But Mr. Trump and top administration officials in recent days have blasted Pyongyang for not following through on its commitments and taking no real tangible steps to denuclearize.


    With negotiations stalled and no concrete progress on the horizon, military leaders say their orders are to move forward with all future exercises.
    “What it means in practical terms is that we’re making no changes to the exercise program at this time,” Mr. Mattis said.

    https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2...-korea-mattis/

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    Is the US really so naive as to believe Kim would dump his nukes while they are threatening him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post
    Is the US really so naive as to believe Kim would dump his nukes while they are threatening him?
    Trumps ego.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post
    Is the US really so naive as to believe Kim would dump his nukes while they are threatening him?
    Why? It has worked in Iraq: to destroy WMD (even if Saddam had never had them), blockade the country from any supply - even to the kids - "the man does not do enough" - invade him... (so easily)

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    Where to book the flight? To Kremlin or to DC?

    White House says talks have begun with North Korea for second meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un

    White House: Kim Jong Un asked Trump for a second meeting

    The White House said Sept. 10 that President Trump received a "very positive" letter from North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un asking for a second meeting. (Reuters)

    September 10 at 5:41 PM

    The White House said Monday that talks are underway with North Korea over setting up a second summit meeting between President Trump and leader Kim Jong Un, as the two sides seek to put stalled nuclear negotiations back on track.

    Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Kim requested the follow-up to the historic Singapore summit in June in a “warm, very positive letter” to Trump delivered in recent days.

    “It’s something that we want to take place and are already working on making that happen,” Sanders said, although she emphasized that no decisions have been made regarding timing or a venue.


    The announcement was the latest sign that Trump, despite growing frustration, remains heavily invested in the efforts to get Pyongyang to comply with pledges to denuclearize made during the Singapore meeting. Trump abruptly canceled a planned visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Pyongyang three weeks ago, citing a lack of progress.

    But the president has reacted positively to Kim’s recent overture, boasting at a rally in Montana late last week that Kim had “said some terrific things about me.”

    “He said very strongly that we want to denuclearize North Korea during President Trump’s tenure,” Trump told supporters at the event in Billings, citing reports from South Korean emissaries who had visited Pyongyang and met with Kim last week.

    Sanders said the White House would not release a copy of Kim’s letter without Pyongyang’s permission. She cited North Korea’s decision not to include ballistic missiles in a military parade in Pyongyang over the weekend as a sign that the Kim regime was taking steps not to antagonize the United States.

    “The recent parade in North Korea, for once, was not about their nuclear arsenal,” Sanders said. “The president has achieved tremendous success with his policies so far. And this letter was further evidence of progress in that relationship.”

    Some analysts had pointed to the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York in two weeks as a possible venue for a Trump-Kim meeting, but the North Korean leader has offered no indication that he plans to attend. U.S. officials have privately suggested it is unlikely that such a meeting would take place there during Trump’s two-day visit.

    In a tweet Sunday, Trump described Kim’s decision not to display ballistic missiles as a “big and positive statement,” adding that there is “nothing like good dialogue from two people that like each other!”

    But other White House aides struck more-cautious notes Monday. National security adviser John Bolton said the administration is “still waiting for them” to take significant action. Among other things, the United States is seeking a detailed declaration from the North over the size of its nuclear and ballistic missile arsenals.

    “The possibility of another meeting between the two presidents obviously exists,” Bolton said, “but President Trump can’t make North Korea walk through the door he’s holding open. They’re the ones that have to take the steps to denuclearize, and that’s what we’re waiting for.”

    The latest about-face in the Trump-Kim relationship echoes the lead-up to the Singapore meeting, when Trump announced he was pulling out after Pyongyang made inflammatory comments, only to recommit after Kim dispatched a high-ranking aide to deliver a personal letter to the president.

    Foreign policy analysts warned, however, that Kim’s willingness to meet with Trump was not a signal that Pyongyang would move forward with serious efforts to denuclearize. Rather, they said, Kim’s goal is to convince Trump to sign onto a deal that would declare a formal end to the Korean War, without giving up significant concessions.

    U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Pyongyang is continuing to develop its nuclear weapons programs in secret, despite having not tested a weapon since agreeing to the Singapore summit.

    “Kim Jong Un has shown himself to be very skilled in manipulating Trump through flattery and empty promises,” said Sue Mi Terry, a Korea expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Kim “watches everything that happens closely, [Trump’s] domestic troubles and everything else, and they smell an opportunity.”

    In recent weeks, Trump has accused China, in the midst of an escalating trade war with the United States, of exerting negative influence over Kim that had contributed to the breakdown in negotiations.

    A high-ranking Chinese official joined Kim at the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the North’s founding, signaling Beijing’s intent to continue deepening ties with Pyongyang.

    Asked if Beijing deserves some credit for Kim’s outreach to Trump, Sanders replied: “The president deserves the credit in this process. He’s been the lead voice and the one that put the initial pressure on North Korea. . . . Frankly, we’d still like to see them step up and do more.”

    South Korean officials said after meeting with Kim that the North Korean leader pledged to denuclearize by 2020, when Trump would face a reelection effort. Analysts suggested the timeline signals that Kim believes he needs to lock in a peace treaty before Trump leaves office because a successor is less likely to engage in such negotiations.

    “Kim has concluded he needs to make a deal with Trump,” Terry said. “He’s the only person who would get to a peace treaty. It’s the one and only opportunity for North Korea to achieve the thing they always thought they needed to have.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.f7b040feae68

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Trumps ego.
    He has the best words.

    Ah-nom-nuous.

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    ^The psychology of unification is really very strong on both side. Or at least what I see the Southern side, often seeing their sender Arirang. Not one day without talking about it, presenting higher govt people.

    BTW, also their other programs are of quite good quality, not only their young people dancing, singing, also classic music performace, but also about science, beside promotion of their country and traditional culture.

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    I've already bought up a bulk of NK.coms,...just in case

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    Interesting: The SK sender Arirang has been airing - 24 hours already for the 2nd day - with a header "2018 Inter-Korean Summit Pyeongyang" - with footages of NK life.
    News | The World On Arirang

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