Ongoing bilateral talks between North and South Korea have focused heavily on reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, but across the Pacific in Vancouver, 20 nations met at a US-led discussion on North Korea, and the message was clear, pretend the talks aren’t happening.
US officials warned the world not to “be fooled” by the talks with South Korea, and the countries instead agreed to focus on imposing a whole new round of sanctions and other measures against North Korea to force them into disarmament.
Even Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is usually very pro-diplomacy, was on message that the South Korea talks don’t count, saying the US needs to increase pressure on North Korea until they agree to “come to the table for credible negotiations.”
Of course, no such negotiations are liable to ever happen, with President Trump often scorning the idea of diplomacy, and the State Department insisting such talks are dependent on North Korea agreeing to all US demands as “preconditions.”
Instead, the US policy is to pretend that any progress being made on diplomacy by other nations isn’t happening, and to keep agitating for more sanctions, even as the Pentagon prepares to attack North Korea outright.
6 thoughts on “US-Led Meeting Focuses on New North Korea Sanctions”
The meeting was a show of credibility as if the USA has allies willing to support an attack on N Korea.
It is true member nations attended, I suppose out of curiosity more than anything.
However with out China and to a lesser extent Russia at the meeting it was mostly just a confab.
I doubt the Amazing Randi could do a better job of misdirection. My best guess is that North and South Korea will reach an agreement and Trump will accept it.
The idea that “peace breaks out” after the North and South agreed to talk was a pipedream. We’re not in the business of peace.
We’re happy to negotiate, they just have to give us everything first as a goodwill gesture. Stop staring at the firepower, this is not a hold-up. Just remember, they’re the ones unreasonably threatening us. That’s why we might have no other choice but to strike back, first. Violent regimes must be exterminated with extreme prejudice. We’re on a crusade to save the world, one drawn-out-war-of-conquest at a time.
The US is a looser on all fronts. In Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Iran and now North Korea. It has already lost the Middle East, desperately hanging on to some small enclaves in Syria in an attempt to rekindle the war in that already devastated country. It’s seething with anger and spite. That’s the reason why the US is becoming so more and more overtly aggressive all over the world and amplifying its dangerous war exercises and beligerent rhetoric which may lead to accidental outbreak of war.
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