Kerry Rules Out ‘Artificial Talks’ With North Korea

Kerry Rules Out ‘Artificial Talks’ With North Korea | Demands unilateral denuclearization

Just one day after insisting that the US was open to diplomacy and it was only North Korea keeping the row going, Secretary of State John Kerry has ruled out a new round of talks with the nation, saying it would be “artificial.”

Kerry insisted the US would no long “continue this charade” and insisted that the entire situation was up to North Korea to stabilize through unilateral actions, demanding that they move unconditionally toward denuclearization.

Tensions have been rising dramatically over the past several weeks, and even if the situation doesn’t lead to any clashes the US seems reluctant to see anything resembling a rapprochement.

North Korean officials don’t seem to see the prospect of talks promising either way, insisting that the US demands prove that there is no “good faith” to hold such talks among US officials.

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  • Loose Savage

    Top US diplomat rules out talks. What's wrong with this picture? Why not rule out provocative B2 sorties?

  • bob elia]]

    Kerry is on a ketchup high again.

    • Loose Savage

      The high is probably from prospect of Warren Buffett's cash.

  • AUGUSTBRHM

    How if any would give up their only defence with the wolf at their door.

    • Guest

      There's nothing defensive with nuclear weapons.

      • Really?

        There are thousands, if not tens of thousands, of nuclear weapons in existence.

        Of those thousands, precisely two atomic/nuclear weapons have ever been used offensively.

        Nor, for the most part, have those thousands even been brandished offensively. 99.99% of their use has been defensive, in the form of deterrence.

        • Guest

          I understand your point; however, I see a difference between deterrence and defense. Defense would be the ability to neutralize the offensive weapon such as take it out before it kills a million people. Deterrence is simply the ability to take the ultimate offense and "negating" the gain of a first strike. Either way the deaths of millions would not have been avoided or defensed.

      • 08oo

        North Korea according to a specialist also may have H-Bombs and EMP-Bombs. The latter wouldn't kill anybody, so it is a possible decision, but could disable any electronic device country wide, by just exploding some ten kilometers above USA. This means no Internet, electricity, not telephones of any type, no radio/TV, no cars, 98 percent of public traffic, no computers – even industrial, i.e. also no water supply in many cases and waste water problems.

        It would be not stone age, but iron age, Hunger in large towns, robbery killings etc. would become frequent.

        For those wanting a war, it is not a problem, in opposite, they will be happy when after this the US people want a strong response and occupation of NK – again with many deaths since NK army is strong and USA damaged.

        From an Interview with Dr. Kiyul Chung, a Journalistic-Professor of the Tsinghua University, who visited North Korea about 100 times:

        DPRK has proven to the world that it does have intercontinental ballistic missile technology, and it’s not just nuclear weapons, hydrogen and neutron bombs, including EMP, or electromagnetic power are also things they seem to have. http://www.4thmedia.org/2013/03/20/exclusive-inte

        New North Korean Video shows US east coast targets for Nuclear Attack!

        Why actually nobody in the west say that China and North LKorea have a mutal defense treaty ?

        Also about Russian military exercises near the border have not been reported ! Why not ? Guess why !
        http://de.ria.ru/video/20130408/265863534.html
        So weit fliegen Nordkoreas Raketen
        http://de.ria.ru/infographiken/20130408/265890773

      • 08oo

        North Korea according to a specialist also may have H-Bombs and EMP-Bombs.

        The latter wouldn't kill anybody, so it is a possible decision, but could disable any electronic device country wide, by just exploding some ten kilometers above USA. This means no Internet, electricity, not telephones of any type, no radio/TV, no cars, 98 percent of public traffic, no computers – even industrial, i.e. also no water supply in many cases and waste water problems.

        It would be not stone age, but iron age, Hunger in large towns, robbery killings etc. would become frequent.

        For those wanting a war, it is not a problem, in opposite, they will be happy when after this the US people want a strong response and occupation of NK – again with many deaths since NK army is strong and USA damaged.

        From an Interview with Dr. Kiyul Chung, a Journalistic-Professor of the Tsinghua University, who visited North Korea about 100 times:

        DPRK has proven to the world that it does have intercontinental ballistic missile technology, and it’s not just nuclear weapons, hydrogen and neutron bombs, including EMP, or electromagnetic power are also things they seem to have. http://www.4thmedia.org/2013/03/20/exclusive-inte

        New North Korean Video shows US east coast targets for Nuclear Attack!

        Why actually nobody in the west say that China and North LKorea have a mutal defense treaty ?

        Also about Russian military exercises near the border have not been reported ! Why not ? Guess why !
        http://de.ria.ru/video/20130408/265863534.html
        So weit fliegen Nordkoreas Raketen
        http://de.ria.ru/infographiken/20130408/265890773

  • Bonnie

    Ha! The idiot rules it out because he KNOWS we, GTHE People, are on to him, and his demon cohort!

  • charles caruso

    To turncoat Kerry:
    North Korea wld be nuts to give up their nukes. Qaddafi did and where is he now?

  • Corey Hart

    Dear Secretary of State John Kerry-I can not believe that you are "ruled out a new round of talks" with North Korea. Bring the situation to the table may be all we have to resolve the situation. Please go to the table and talk to North Korea. Yours Corey Hart.