Do you remember the silly name calling by Trump and Lil Kim? To many we were close of a nuke meltdown….I also thought there was a chance that all that rhetoric could be a chance for escalation.
After all the doom and gloom we have had a break through…….it appears as if all is coming up daisies and unicorns……
Nukes were the center of all the back and forth…..and now that has changed…..
North Korea’s official state media has announced that as of Saturday, all nuclear and long-range missile testing in the country are being suspended indefinitely. They also announced they will be closing their nuclear testing site.
The decisions were made at a meeting of the nation’s Central Committee, and officials say it marks a broad shift in national focus, toward trying to improve North Korea’s economy. It is also a very helpful move for the peace process.
Oh but wait there is so much more……
North Korea has expressed a desire for the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula without attaching preconditions such as the withdrawal of US troops, the South Korean president has said.
The statement, unconfirmed by North Korea, comes before a summit between the leaders of the two countries on 27 April, to be followed in May or June by a meeting between Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, and Donald Trump
After all the chest thumping on both sides…..the “rhetoric” was the story in the past…..what would it be if that were eliminated?
a hotline between North and South Korea as turned on. The line connects North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in. The two are expected to talk over the phone ahead of next Friday’s summit.
Perhaps the biggest change is in rhetoric. North Korea in particular has dialed back anti-US rhetoric significantly. On Thursday, North Korea announced that they are okay giving up nuclear weapons even with the US leaving troops in South Korea. At no point in recent history has North Korea been so open to such a dramatic deal. South Korea and the US have similarly been a lot more optimistic about deals with North Korea over the past several months, as diplomatic efforts starting around the Winter Olympics have grown.
Who would have thought it? After all the war baiting that the Korean Peninsula would become a more peaceful place.
What will the war Hawks do now? Iran should prepare itself for new attacks on them by Israel which will make the case for US intervention.