Thursday, November 30, 2017

Russia Accuses U.S. Of Goading North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un

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BBC: North Korea: Russia accuses US of goading Kim Jong-un

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the US of seeking to provoke North Korea into stepping up its nuclear missile programme.

He rejected a call by the American envoy to the UN Security Council to sever ties with the North after its latest ballistic missile test.

Russia argues sanctions do not work and advocates negotiations instead.

The US has warned that North Korea's government will be "utterly destroyed" if war breaks out.

On Wednesday, the North tested its first missile in two months, saying the continental US was now within striking distance.

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WNU Editor: Kim Jong Un has been pushing his nuclear program hard-core long before President Trump even announced himself as a candidate for President two years ago. Lavrov's blaming President Trump for North Korea's nuclear program is a big stretch.

More News On Russia Accusing The U.S. Of Goading North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un

US should come clean if it’s looking for pretext to destroy N. Korea – Russian FM Lavrov -- RT
Kremlin warns against severing ties with North Korea -- TASS
US Continues to Provoke North Korea - Lavrov -- Sputnik
North Korea: Russia accuses US of provoking Kim Jong-un 'to fly off handle' -- ABC News Online
Russia Accuses U.S. of Trying to Provoke North Korean Leader 'To Fly off Handle' -- US News and World Report/Reuters
Russia accuses US of deliberately provoking North Korea -- CNBC
Russia rejects US call to cut ties with North Korea -- Al Jazeera


D.Plowman said...

Russia seems to have a short memory. Have they forgotten about Georgia already?

Or Ukraine...

jimbrown said...

Trump is both goading and carrying a very big stick.

fred said...

Trump will not goad russia

B.Poster said...

"Trump sill not goad Russia." I tend to agree. Doing such a thing would be most unwise. There assistance here would be most helpful. Unfortunately it is not likely to be forthcoming in the current environment.

At this time, the Russian leadership either seems sore confused or is actively working against America. It seems that North Korea's threats, goading if one will, of America is being ignored or downplayed. In doing this, the Russians and others are approaching the problem from the wrong direction.

In order to solve this problem, America and Americans must have assurances that they are safe. North Korea has China and Russia to back it up and it appears to have excellent relations with countries like Iran. As such, North Korea and its leaders are totally safe.

"Have they forgotten about Georgia already?" I suspect they haven't. Georgia was a de facto member of NATO and a force hostile to Russia. Part of the agreement to end Cold War 1 was an agreement not to expand NATO to former Soviet and Eastern Bloc countries.

The big mistake was not getting this in writing. After the rhetoric of Ronald Reagan naturally the US couldn't be seen making any concessions. Of course no one at the time dreamed that NATO members would actually be stupid enough to expand NATO towards Russia. As such, they probably felt they did not need to put this in writing!! Given the situation, it seems understandable why Russia acted as they did with regards to Georgia.