The North Koreans reply

The reply from the North Koreans.

N.K. NEWS

N. Korea says open to talks with U.S. anytime

2018/05/25 08:18

SEOUL, May 25 (Yonhap) — A top North Korean official said Friday his country is still willing to talk with the U.S., responding to President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to pull out of his planned summit with the North’s leader.

Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan issued a statement carried by the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). It came hours after Trump announced the surprise decision to withdraw from his summit with Kim Jong-un set for June 12.

“We express our willingness to sit down face-to-face with the U.S. and resolve issues anytime and in any format,” he said in the statement.

Kim said the U.S.’ decision to cancel the upcoming talks demonstrates how serious the animosity between the North and the U.S. remains, which he said underlines the urgent need of a summit between the leaders of the two countries.

He said that the North Korean leader has made all-out efforts to prepare for the summit with the U.S., saying his meeting with Trump will serve as a good start.

“Despite all of this, the U.S.’ unilateral decision to scrap the talks causes us to reconsider whether all of the efforts and the path we have taken is really the right one or not,” he said.

Kim said that the North remains open to talks with the U.S.

“Our commitment to doing our best for the sake of peace and stability for the world and the Korean Peninsula remains unchanged, and we are open-minded in giving time and opportunity to the U.S.,” he said.

In a publicly disclosed letter to the North Korean leader, Trump said Thursday night (Seoul time) that the cancellation was due to the “tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement.”

Trump apparently pointed to the remarks by Choe Son-hui earlier Thursday in which the North’s vice foreign minister lambasted U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for bringing up a Libya-style approach in ridding the North of its nuclear program and threatened to walk away from the summit with the U.S.

“I want to conclude that President Trump’s stance on the North-U.S. summit does not meet the world’s desire for peace and stability both in the world and on the Korean Peninsula,” Kim said.

“The tremendous anger and open hostility that President Trump mentioned is just a backlash in response to a unilateral denuclearization being pushed ahead of the planned North-U.S summit,” he added.

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We still don’t know how this will end, but the fact remains that leaving any issue of importance in the hands of the left is such stupidity that only people on the left are that stupid. And there are apparently quite a lot of them, not one of whom has any useful suggestion on how to stop North Korea from possessing nuclear weapons.

I should also add this for additional detail: Kim’s boom or bust: North Korea responds to Trump’s call for ‘action’ with video they claim shows the demolition of a nuclear test site after urging U.S. to rethink summit cancellation, offering to meet ‘any time, any way’.

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58 Responses to The North Koreans reply

  1. kc

    I think Trump is playing this dead right. More than anything else little Kim wants acceptance on the world stage. He wants respect, not ridicule and does not really care much if his own people are the long term get a benefit when sanctions lift and aid can flow. Trump has him figured. It’s all about Kim and his ego and Trump has just taken the toys out of his cot. This has a ways to play out but Trump has given Kim a little taste of what life can be like as a “world leader” and he is hooked. Behold the master deal maker and enjoy both the exploding lefty heads and those who will have to wipe the egg off their faced…..AGAIN =)

  2. Remarkable that Kim is able to take the high road in negotiations with the US president, and looks like the adult in the room. Abject incompetence from Trump, as usual.

  3. Oh come on

    m0nty is trying to get hired by KCNA, it seems.

  4. Allen

    Perhaps President Trump recalls the attitude of the North Koreans at the truce talks to end the Korean War. As I recall the North Koreans filibustered on just about everything, including the size of the table, and staged numerous walk outs to avoid real negotiations.

  5. lotocoti

    As I recall …

    The North Vietnamese pulled that stunt.
    If memory serves, they got LINEBACKER II in reply.
    A little remodelling of Hanoi from 30,000′ helped them reassess their priorities.

  6. RobK

    When Trump pushed for talks, his critics shouted “he’s giving NK everything for nothing”. Now Trump has started insisting on ground rules and the critics say NK has the high ground. I agree with kc and Allen.

  7. Tom

    Even if he could tell the difference between its verbs, nouns and adjectives, Phat Phuc Un — surrounded as he is by sycophants who would be marched into the yard out the back for summary execution if they raised their voice to him — is congenitally unable to understand the The Art Of The Deal.

    Thank you, Don. This is like a good night at the theatre watching David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize winner about selling stuff, Glengarry Glen Ross. Pure poetry.

  8. rickw

    Remarkable that Kim is able to take the high road in negotiations with the US president, and looks like the adult in the room. Abject incompetence from Trump, as usual.

    You are a complete imbecile.

  9. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2719935, posted on May 25, 2018 at 3:43 pm
    Remarkable that Kim is able to take the high road in negotiations with the US president, and looks like the adult in the room. Abject incompetence from Trump, as usual.

    I doubt that even m0nty, running dog lackey of the left-fascist establishment, believes this.

  10. Dr Fred Kenin

    Xi is really turning the screws on his fat puppet ,he is desparately fearful of the USA pulling the rug from under the communist fascist house of cards . If I were advising Trump I would suggest more trade restrictions put the screws on the fascist bastards,force them to comply with Trumps wishes ,the USA has everything to gain and nothing to lose in a tit for tat trade war ,China has everything to lose ,including power if the people rise in revolt due to unemployment , there is no welfare there and no way of paying for it . You have them over a barrel Donald, show the worlds so called “leaders how it’s done might wake the West up to how poor their leadership is and clear the career muppets out of power .

  11. Egor

    Hee, hee…. the Norks are gonna have to learn to watch their mouths around President Trump or the Chinese will wear economic pressure.
    This Trump bloke is a slick operator.

  12. Pete of Perth

    Remarkable that Kim is able to take the high road in negotiations with the US president, and looks like the adult in the room. Abject incompetence from Trump, as usual.

    Has Comical Ali escaped from Gitmo?

  13. Megan

    Remarkable that Kim is able to take the high road in negotiations with the US president, and looks like the adult in the room. Abject incompetence from Trump, as usual.

    You are a complete imbecile.

    We all know this, Monty, but do have to be so blatant. Subtle stupidity is a superior weapon.

  14. Dr Fred Lenin

    I bet the Norks wish they were negotiating with the turnbull labor government ,they could pull another obama/Iran con . There is no way Trump will go all Nobble Prizey with them ,they are in for a hard time ,so are their Chinese masters . The mad mullahs in Iran must lie awake at night wondering what thrills Trump has in mind for them , the Iranians Norks and Chinese are ‘ wondering what hoops he will make them jump through,the untidy nayshuns had better not support their comrades or they might have some hoops to jump through themselves . Good times for western civilisation for a change ,because of one Honest man the only one in politics it seems.

  15. NB

    Trump is playing it well.
    The international left will lose a weapon, toted by China, against the USA.
    There is a shift occurring, in the USA at least, as people realize its domestic left the must be either traitorous or stupid – probably both.

  16. Empire 5:5

    The stupidity of leftists is difficult to fathom, but it does explains why they don’t realise they’re watching kabuki.

    Who knew Rocketman was such a talented actor?

  17. John Comnenus

    Trump played him like a BOSS, now Kim is desperate to meet Trump. Kim handed back hostages and destroyed his nukes, and Trump won’t even talk to him. He removed most of his leverage for nothing. LOL 😂 moment watching a murderous thug get pushed around by someone smarter than him.

  18. Egor

    “and destroyed his nukes,”

    Nah, he destroyed an easily recreated nuke test site.
    Nukes all intact at this time.

  19. Empire 5:5

    Nah, he destroyed an easily recreated nuke test site.

    How? He can’t pay for it.

  20. I hope we aren’t going to now fill the thread up with statements about how “Monty is a fool”.
    It’s making the entire freaking blog unreadable.
    Which is why he does it.

  21. 5 replies to Monty so far, and you idiots haven’t got a fucking clue that he chucks these lines out and laughs himself silly as he reels in the suckers.
    FFS.

  22. Gary

    “Go to your room until you’ve stopped having a hissy fit son”—PDT
    “Can I come out now please”—LRM
    “Ill think about it after iv had my three scoops of ice-cream”—PDT

    monty

  23. Frank

    Nah, he destroyed an easily recreated nuke test site.

    Wasn’t it already caving in, leaking or otherwise failing in some way that makes sealing it no big concession?

  24. Egor

    “He can’t pay for it.”

    Of course he can’t. It’s a hole in a hill.

  25. Garry

    Trump is composing a piece to be played on a very fat North Korean violin. The music when it eventually emerges will be magnificent!

  26. Empire 5:5

    Of course he can’t. It’s a hole in a hill.

    You’re evading the question. How can Rocketman easily recreate the test site?

  27. Spring is coming

    I recall old Saddam holding out the olive branch and then claiming some indecretion by the other side, being offended and demanding more stuff.
    I never believed from day 1 Kim the murderer (KTM) would enjoy high tea with PDT and skip happily back to us to his Thiefdom.
    However this goes down the news for KTM is bad. This story has a long way to go. This is just another miniscule bump in the journey.
    MSM continue to show themesleves as a sick joke.

  28. Ubique

    I don’t read anything Monty writes. There’s too much good material to bother with the dross.

  29. Jimf

    Trump should just blow this xunt up . Surely his intelligence agencies know which quick serve restaurant he eats at every Friday morning? His junta would fold immediately and the long oppressed people would rejoice . Enough of faux diplomacy with juvenile tyrants. China will
    make a noise for a ltttle while but they want him gone too. The Chinese ain’t going to war over this fucking upstart.

  30. Jimf

    And I’ll say it . If a few hundred thousand or more Koreans get toasted (nth and Sth) that’s a shame , but in the scheme of things it’s a justified price to pay to debilitate and cripple the current NK communist state. Sorry , but a commo state will do a lot more damage to millions if given another 20 yrs. China doesn’t want war with the west.The west is their best customer.

  31. Iampeter

    We still don’t know how this will end

    Yes we do. Everybody with half a brain knows how this will end and did so when it started.
    The only caveat I’ll add is that it might be worse than usual because this administration is particularly incompetent at absolutely everything.

    Sorry Steve, but your coverage of Trump and the issues is now similar to that of CNN, it’s completely unthinking, lacking all objectivity and totally one sided.

  32. Tom

    Sorry Steve, but your coverage of Trump and the issues is now similar to that of CNN, it’s completely unthinking, lacking all objectivity and totally one sided.

    The only question remaining to be answered is: does Steve Kates have a special talent for attracting sad cases like Iampeter or is this just Trump Derangement Syndrome?

    TDR is indeed one of the definitions of our era. POTUS45 has a divine ability — like a chaff super-spreader liberating a cloud of aluminium pieces around an airborne target to confuse missile systems — to scramble the brains of those suffering from hyper-childish idealism tantrums — i.e., leftism — who are unable to process the world rationally.

    But I do think Steve Kates has that same saintly talent. It’s just that he doesn’t have 50 million Twitter followers.

  33. Iampeter

    Trump is the hyper-childish leftist as are most of his mindless supporters, Tom.
    The problem for conservatives in general is they are a politically illiterate movement, constantly supporting leftism and leftist candidates without realizing it.

  34. Tom

    Hahaha. Black is white, night is day, death is life. You’re very good at this cultural relativism/propaganda disinformation caper, Iampeter. It’s just that rational, intelligent people can see what you’re doing.

  35. struth

    Iampeter.
    One sad fuck.

  36. egg_

    We still don’t know how this will end

    Yes we do. Everybody with half a brain knows how this will end and did so when it started.

    A series of typical Summits, per the pundits.
    And China put in its place.
    Looks like the Ruskis are wishing to increase trade with the NorKs, so they know isolationism is on the cards.
    Next.

  37. Iampeter, your bow tie is particularly tight today. We all know your visceral hatred of Trump arises from the fact that Trump believes a sovereign people can allow entry at their territorial borders, under normal circumstances, in their own terms.

  38. Egor

    “You’re evading the question. How can Rocketman easily recreate the test site?”
    ?
    He digs another hole in a hill, neither difficult or particular expensive. Some concrete and reo and there’s your test site recreated.

  39. struth

    Sorry, I am Australian.
    Can you please explain this digging holes in hills thing?

  40. Egor

    I don’t think I can help you.

  41. Empire 5:5

    I don’t think I can help you.

    Confirmed. As a civil engineer you’d make a great journalist or Treasury advisor.

  42. Egor

    I’m sorry. If you don’t understand that a nuke test site is basically a hole in the ground and relatively easily engineered I can’t help much more. You sound offended that John was corrected in his misunderstanding that the Norks had “destroyed their nukes”. They haven’t and now he knows better.

  43. mh

    The Art of the Deal indeed. The Left/MSM commentary on this issue is hilarious because they believe that virtue-signalling is the art of the deal, because that’s how it is in their pathetic world.

  44. mh

    Iampeter, your bow tie is particularly tight today.

    Or not tight enough.

  45. mh

    Donald J. Trump

    Verified account

    @realDonaldTrump

    Democrats are so obviously rooting against us in our negotiations with North Korea. Just like they are coming to the defense of MS 13 thugs, saying that they are individuals & must be nurtured, or asking to end your big Tax Cuts & raise your taxes instead. Dems have lost touch!

  46. Jannie

    Winston Smith
    #2720082, posted on May 25, 2018 at 7:16 pm
    5 replies to Monty so far, and you idiots haven’t got a fucking clue that he chucks these lines out and laughs himself silly as he reels in the suckers.

    Spot on. I was once upon a time drawn to admire Monty for his courage in being a lone voice of dissent in a crowd of his skeptical opponents. I even looked at his website, which unlike many of his posts, appear reasonable but nevertheless result in illogical conclusions. Nobody appears to read his website, well nobody comments anyway, so he has nothing to do there.

    I have concluded that Monty actually is driven by a form of narcissism. On the Cat he is a kind of superstar, and is usually a focus of attention. Many of his posts are so silly and contrarian that he can only make them for the purpose of getting attention. He might enjoy the irritiation and frustration he causes to other posters, but his pleasure seems to be that here he is somebody special, in his own world he is nobody.

    Every time somebody responds to Monty’s bait it just validates his ego and gives him what he wants.

  47. Empire 5:5

    Egor
    #2720525, posted on May 26, 2018 at 11:12 am
    I’m sorry. If you don’t understand that a nuke test site is basically a hole in the ground and relatively easily engineered I can’t help much more.

    No I don’t understand, because there is nothing to understand. You just made some shit up and doubled down.

    Recreating a test site is no simple thing and would require substantial capital that NK does not possess.

    http://m.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2109725/north-koreas-nuclear-test-site-risk-imploding-chinese?utm_source=businessinsider&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=contentexchange

  48. Tom

    Democrats are so obviously rooting against us in our negotiations with North Korea. Just like they are coming to the defense of MS 13 thugs, saying that they are individuals & must be nurtured, or asking to end your big Tax Cuts & raise your taxes instead. Dems have lost touch!

    News at eleven — as obvious as the nose on your face.

    The only people not reporting it are the mainstream media. And they wonder why no-one trusts them.

    Trump is god.

  49. Egor

    “No I don’t understand,”

    Now I get it.
    You think the Norks must use their collapsed site to recreate their test facility. No.
    Capital? It’s a nation State, a deep hole isn’t a moonshot.
    You silly boy.

  50. Chris M

    Surely his intelligence agencies know which quick serve restaurant he eats at every Friday morning?

    Every time Kim launches a missile he is personally there within a few hundred metres to view it. It would be sort of sad if one of them failed soon after launch and went off almost like a low yield fission bomb.

  51. Empire 5:5

    Now I get it.
    You think the Norks must use their collapsed site to recreate their test facility. No.
    Capital? It’s a nation State, a deep hole isn’t a moonshot.

    Your attempt at condescension is as weak as your original claim.

    North Korea is broke and subject to crippling sanctions. Here’s the official data:
    https://tradingeconomics.com/north-korea/gdp
    Ahead of Laos, but trailing Afghanistan. NK GDP is less than 10% of Iraq’s. What’s more, the despotic economies fudge their stats.
    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/05/17/north-korea-lying-satellite-data-suggest-china-russia-north-korea-may-be-falsifying-gdp-numbers.html

    How NK was able to develop deliverable nuclear warheads in so little time is an economic mystery we will have to leave for another day,but right now with US enforcement of sanctions, Rocketman ain’t got no pork.

    Suitable sites for nuclear test facilities are not abundant in NK. The article I linked previously discusses the geological challenge of containing 100kT radioactive explosions.

    But according to you, a new facility can be easily knocked up at next to nothing. The best you can offer when called out?

    You silly boy.

    Try harder. Your bullshit punditry isn’t cutting the mustard, grandad.

  52. Egor

    I feel your intellectual pain.
    The Norks can dig a test site once….but they can’t do it twice.
    The Norks don’t need to be disarmed of active nukes because they have no test site. 🙂
    Without a test site today the Norks are no threat to anyone. 🙂

    Oh dear.
    I hope you don’t have to think to make money….

  53. Egor

    Oh dear. I hope you don’t have to think to make money….

    But cheer up, I agree with you in one respect….there is no possibility that the Norks, having built one (1) nuke test site, that they they could ever, never build two (2) nuke test sites.
    See, we agree…. nuke warheads don’t matter. It’s all about test sites.
    They are undone.

  54. Egor

    Oh.. comment not posted?

    I’m censored. !!!

    Hee, hee…….. they don’y like it up them……

  55. egg_

    NorKs showing their keenness for talks.

  56. Empire 5:5

    I feel your intellectual pain.
    The Norks can dig a test site once….but they can’t do it twice.
    The Norks don’t need to be disarmed of active nukes because they have no test site. 🙂
    Without a test site today the Norks are no threat to anyone. 🙂

    Stop projecting. Stop dissembling.

    I never mentioned the threat posed by existing warheads. That was someone else.

    You need to focus. Emoticons can’t walk back the fantastic claim you made. Attempted condescension can’t substantiate it. What you need is either evidence or humility.

    As it stands, you have offered neither.

    Oh dear.
    I hope you don’t have to think to make money….

    Honesty clearly doesn’t factor in your profession.

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