Letters: A solution to North Korea problem

Sergio Conner
January 14, 2018

Tensions over North Korea's nuclear program had threatened to hang over the Games in Pyeongchang, a city about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the border dividing the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea asked for further negotiations about the meeting to be carried out via documented exchanges, Baik said.

When talks enter a stage of dealing with more serious issues such as economic, humanitarian or military matters, the South must be prudent and cautious. The nationalist newspaper criticized Trump's posturing and advised the USA and its allies to take the opportunity to reach out to North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un, who has defied worldwide sanctions and amassed nuclear and ballistic weapons to defend his country. The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics will be held from February 9th to the 25th, and the Paralympics will be held from March 9th to the 18th, which would have overlapped with the biggest of the joint exercises that are held each spring, known as Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, which involve more than 300-thousand USA and South Korean soldiers.

"Sure, I always believe in talking", he said.

US President Donald Trump endorsed the talks Thursday, calling them a "good thing" while agreeing to delay military exercises until after the event.

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Seoul must also heed United States officials' concern, though Washington supports the talks and looks forward to seeing good results. The head of United States forces in South Korea warned on Thursday against raising hopes over North Korea's peace overture.

Choi said that if North Korean athletes are willing to participate, "the International Sports Federations has the right to use the wildcard" to accommodate their entry. He added: "They do know how to reach us if and when they are ready to engage with us as well". "The only tactic of the U.S.in this regard is to pile as much pressure on North Korea as possible, regardless of the possibility of going to war", the official Chinese Communist Party publication continued. We're very firm. But I would be, absolutely I would do that. "Since North and South Korea have not sat down together for a long time and since these will be high-level deliberations, I also think there could be a discussion of matters of mutual interest", Cho told reporters on January 5.

Since North Korea is not a direct threat to China, China has only recently imposed any meaningful pressure on North Korea to stop the North Korean nuclear development, but not enough. It ought to keep a close consultation with the U.S. to send a united message.

It is noteworthy that EIR Asia specialist Michael Billington had said just one week ago that such breakthroughs were on the way in Korea, not because of any local factors, but due to the global paradigm-shift for which we have been fighting.

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