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Sunday, December 08, 2019

North Korea says it has carried out a "very important test" at a satellite-launching site. ... It comes after Pyongyang appeared to shut the door on further US talks. "We do not need to have lengthy talks with the US now, and denuclearisation is already gone out of the negotiating table," the North Korean envoy to the UN, Kim Song, said in a statement on Saturday.




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I am so glad that Donald Trump has the North Koreans under his thumb.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-08 10:34 AM | Reply

Trump suggests North Korea collapsing nuclear talks is election interference

...In a Sunday tweet, President Trump doubled down on a claim that North Korea should not take denuclearization talks off the table " as the country stated it would on Saturday " because it could be seen as interfering in the upcoming presidential election.

What he's saying: "Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way," Trump tweeted. "He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore. He does not want to void his special relationship with the President of the United States or interfere with the U.S. Presidential Election in November."

Trump said Saturday: "I'd be surprised if North Korea acted hostilely. I have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un. I think we both want to keep it that way. He knows I have an election coming up, I don't think he wants to interfere with that."

Between the lines: Trump's insinuation that the breakdown in nuclear talks somehow amounts to election interference underscores the degree to which he often views foreign policy through a personal or political lens....

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#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-12-08 11:23 AM | Reply

I heard Ukraine was behind this launch. Ukraine has been interfering in our negotiations with Dear Leader for too long now. When will we deal with Ukraine for all their efforts to interfere with us???

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-12-09 10:39 AM | Reply

Obviously the answer is to attack Iran.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-10 01:13 AM | Reply

Or send an aircraft carrier to New Zealand.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-12-10 07:13 AM | Reply

Eh, at least they tried. It was a hopeless endeavor.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-12-10 09:01 AM | Reply

"Eh, at least they tried. It was a hopeless endeavor."

I will say Trump deserves credit for that. I would have said the same about Obama or any other presidents.

#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-10 11:53 AM | Reply

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