In a new statement issued through the Kremlin’s website, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the ongoing standoff between North Korea and the US is dangerous, saying it is close to spilling over into a “large-scale conflict” between the two sides.
Putin faulted both sides, but particularly criticized the US direction, saying that they need to take the initiative in starting direct talks, adding that “provocations, pressure, and bellicose and offensive rhetoric is a road to nowhere.”
Russia has been particularly concerned at the possibility of a war on the Korean Peninsula, because they would doubtless be inundated with North Korean refugees from such a conflict. Putin insisted it is “futile” to try to half North Korea’s nuclear program just through pressure.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov concurred, saying he also believes events are building and putting the nations closer to a war, and that steps must be taken to avoid such a conflict. Russia, China, and South Korea have all advocated diplomacy toward North Korea, though President Trump has insisted talking is not the answer.
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Putin’s absolutely right in warning the US that its standoff with the DPRK risks starting a large-scale conflict that could drag both Russia and China in and start a 3rd World War.
The Russian President did criticize both sides, but it’s Trump who sorely needs to tone down his rhetoric .. So long as he continues threatening the DPRK with “fire and fury”, Kim Jong-un will continue with his threats and launch more missile tests. What Putin said is that Trump has to take the initiative in starting direct talks, adding that “provocations, pressure and bellicose/offensive rhetoric is a road to nowhere”.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov concurred, saying he also believes events are building and putting the nations to war, and that steps must be taken to avoid such a conflict. Russia, China and S. Korea have all advocated diplomacy, even though President Trump insists talking isn’t the answer. Trump sorely needs to swallow the humility pill and put the American people’s interests before his own when it comes to war. I fully agree with you, Jason on this topic .. a war with the DPRK would be catastrophic for the Korean Peninsula, as well as Japan.
And, what’s not to keep such a conflict from spreading to China and Russia? The Norks have artillery which could devastate Seoul, which is around 70 miles from where these artillery pieces are deployed (the DMZ’s only 35 miles from where they’re deployed). Chinese President Xi Jingping has already warned Trump that if the US strikes first, China will intervene .. But if the DPRK strikes first, China would remain neutral.
Now, even Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis agree that diplomacy’s the better choice than threats and war.
If there is a war I will blame the whole war on the U.S. NWO congress that just voted 430 to 5 . So that Trump can not collude with Russia . Little Kim will keep testing his missiles and bombs . And if Trump attacks him China will help him in a ground war in Korea . We do not want a conventional ground war with China in Korea ..Our other choice might be to just go nuclear right away but than Russia and China may also feel they need to go nuclear too . We have had 4 NWO presidents in a row .That believed it was the United States duty to issue orders to everybody . China Russia , N Korea don’t intend to be issued orders any more by the United States . They have been looking for places they have a advantage . I think Korea is one of those places .Trump either has to be humiliated and back down or convince his NWO congress he has to collude with China and Russia .because they refuse to follow the NWO .
As long as North Korea has an abundance of natural resources there will be no peace. The globalists want the regime toppled and a new puppet placed in their stead. This way resources could be siphoned off for pennies on the dollar without challenge. Why else should so much attention be afforded a rogue state. The use of a nuclear weapon by that state would be a one time scenario. Total and absolute devastation would be visited upon them. Or is it that the globalists care so much about the poor North Korean people?
Now I know why I wanted Putin to swing by Hi. and pick up a birth certificate and run for president of the United States in 2012 . Hope Trump listens to his friend Putin
And of course that is what Obama did, right?
Ah, diplomacy. Who’d a thunk! You mean the US actually negotiating and acting non-threatening?…Let’s not get our hopes up!
In a sense, Trump is right. Talk is useless. The US just needs to cancel any planned “exercises” it has scheduled for this fall and allow DPRK to get on with its harvest. It doesn’t even require loss of face, as it doesn’t need to be announced. It just needs to not happen.
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