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Tokyo Olympics: North Korea to skip Games over Covid-19 fears

WBZ Afternoon News

00:31 sec | Last month

Tokyo Olympics: North Korea to skip Games over Covid-19 fears

"Announced that it will not join the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, citing concerns over the coronavirus. It would be the first time North Korea has declined to participate in an Olympics since it boycott of the soul Games in 1988. South Korea's government has expressed disappointment over losing the chance to restart contacts with Kim Jong UN's regime on the sidelines of the Games. North Korea's seclusion has deepened during the pandemic, which led it to close its borders. The country claims to be completely free of covert 19. Experts are deeply skeptical Matt Piper

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North Korea Says It Won't Participate In Tokyo Olympics

WBZ Afternoon News

00:31 sec | Last month

North Korea Says It Won't Participate In Tokyo Olympics

"Announced that it will not join the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, citing concerns over the coronavirus. It would be the first time North Korea has declined to participate in an Olympics since it boycott of the soul Games in 1988. South Korea's government has expressed disappointment over losing the chance to restart contacts with Kim Jong UN's regime on the sidelines of the Games. North Korea's seclusion has deepened during the pandemic, which led it to close its borders. The country claims to be completely free of covert 19. Experts are deeply skeptical Matt Piper

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North Korea launches ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

00:52 sec | Last month

North Korea launches ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan

"Say Kim Jong un has launched missiles that have fallen into the sea at Baxter covering it all from the number 9 16 years room. Sanford Yeah, exactly exactly right. Douglas First enforcement, Japan's Coast guard and then confirmed by South Korea's chief of staff of Bloomberg's sherry on we have heard from the Japan Coast Guard, saying that North Korea had fired this time around a ballistic missile. Now this would violate a United Nations ban on ballistic missile launches by North Korea. Sherry saying to ballistic missiles, Japan has said they fell outside the easy And the almost the same time as the launch. The Biden administration issued a statement about the two launches over the weekend of the smaller cruise missiles, saying they were just business as usual. No response from Mr Bayan of the White House at this point to this launch after a rather rocky

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North Korea fired at least one missile over the weekend, U.S. officials say

AP 24 Hour News

00:57 sec | Last month

North Korea fired at least one missile over the weekend, U.S. officials say

"Fired short range missiles this past weekend, just days after Kim Jong UN's sister threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises. The missile tests, which were confirmed by two senior Biden administration officials, who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity. Also come is North Korea ignored offers. From the new administration to resume negotiations. President Biden told reporters this evening that the actions by the North are no different than in years past, which seems to contradict defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The guy's spokesman, John Kirby, The secretary is concerned at the Significant changes that have been taking place in the PR CES strategic forces on Dhere. He's also concerned about the lack of transparency. The officials downplayed the significance of the missile test and said that the Biden administration remains committed to resuming talks with North Korea. I'm Tim McGuire, AP

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Kim Jong Un's sister warns the U.S. against "causing a stink"

Morning Edition

00:51 sec | 2 months ago

Kim Jong Un's sister warns the U.S. against "causing a stink"

"State. Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense. Lloyd Austin are in Seoul, South Korea today. Their trip to Asia, which included Japan is the first Cabinet level foreign trip of President Biden's administration, and much of their focus will be on China and North Korea. Earlier this week, This sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun warned the Biden administration against quote causing a stink if it wants peace Secretary Blinken was asked about that in Tokyo and here's how he responded. I'm familiar with the comments he referenced. But the comments I'm actually most interesting today are those of our allies and partners that Z why we come to this region. That's why we come to Japan precisely. Listen to our allies and to discuss how collectively we might seek to address the threat from North Korea.

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Kim Jong Un's powerful sister sends warning to Biden administration as Blinken, Austin arrive in Asia

Morning Edition

00:52 sec | 2 months ago

Kim Jong Un's powerful sister sends warning to Biden administration as Blinken, Austin arrive in Asia

"Of State Anthony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin are in Seoul, South Korea today. Their trip to Asia, which includes Japan is the first Cabinet level foreign trip of President Biden's administration, and much of their focus will be on China and North Korea. Earlier this week, this sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun warned the Biden administration against quote, causing a stink if it wants peace. Secretary Blinking was asked about that in Tokyo. And here's how he responded. I'm familiar with the comments you referenced. But the comments I'm actually most interesting today. Are those of our allies on partners. That's that's why we've come to this region. That's why we come to Japan precisely. Listen to our allies and to discuss how collectively we might seek to address the threat from North Korea

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US sanctions 24 China and Hong Kong officials ahead of talks

The World and Everything In It

00:48 sec | 2 months ago

US sanctions 24 China and Hong Kong officials ahead of talks

"As. Us officials arrived in japan. Kim jong un's sister kim. Yo jong said the united states should refrain from quote causing a stink if it wants to sleep in peace for the next four years. Blinken brushed aside the tough talk but he did have some tough words for china. He said the chinese government has used quote coercion and aggression to undercut freedom and democracy in hong kong and taiwan and to commit human rights abuses within its own borders and secretary austin added. China has modernized this military in addition to that it has engaged in aggressive and in some cases coercive behavior. Some of that behavior has been directed against our allies in the region. The secretaries will also hold meetings and south korea this week before returning home

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In Tokyo, Blinken and Austin Work to Revive Asian Alliance

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

00:37 sec | 2 months ago

In Tokyo, Blinken and Austin Work to Revive Asian Alliance

"Of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Japan's prime minister in Tokyo were Austin declared unity against China's aggressive tactics in the region. We stand shoulder to shoulder arm in arm with Japan, the cornerstone of the alliance, the Indo Pacific that has preserved preserved peace and security in this region as Blinken and Austin travel around Asia this week, Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, warned the U. S to refrain from quote, causing a stink. She specifically called a joint military exercises in the region. Saying war drills and hostility can never go with dialogue and cooperation.

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North Korea’s Message to Biden: ‘Refrain From Causing a Stink’

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:13 min | 2 months ago

North Korea’s Message to Biden: ‘Refrain From Causing a Stink’

"And they coincide with a visit to the region by two members of the president's Cabinet. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in Japan today and then they'll travel to South Korea tomorrow. It's the first overseas trip for any member of Mr Biden's Cabinet. Joining us now for deeper look. Double d T o p. National security correspondent J. J. Green JJ. What did North Korea same? Who said it Well, this is coming from North Korean leader Kim Jong un's sister, Kim. Yo, Jong, and she said, quote. If it wants to sleep in peace for the coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step that's from Kimio. John goes a very strong words right out of the gate for the bite administration, and the objective is one thing. It's essentially the bullies throw down, saying, Listen This is this is you're coming too. Are you coming to our neck of the woods? We've been here. Your new This is the way this is going to go. And if you don't cooperate, then we're gonna have some problems. And essentially, they're saying to the U. S government. This is what we want. You should give it to us. And if you don't, then they're gonna be problems Change. Hey, what's the significance of the message and who it

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Kim Jong Un's sister warns the U.S. against "causing a stink"

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:28 sec | 2 months ago

Kim Jong Un's sister warns the U.S. against "causing a stink"

"Were hearing the first comments directed at the Biden administration from North Korea, and they come from ruler Kim Jeong Yoon's powerful sister. Kim Yo Jong, who warns the U. S to refrain from her words, causing a stink if it wants to sleep in peace. The timing of that statement coincides with the arrival in Asia of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. They're there for talks with Japan and South Korea.

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N Korea warns US not to 'cause a stink' before Seoul meeting

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 months ago

N Korea warns US not to 'cause a stink' before Seoul meeting

"North Korea has made its first comments directed at the by the administration issuing a warning to the US leader Kim jong-un's powerful sister says the U. S. should refrain from causing a stink if it wants to sleep in peace the next four years Kim yo Jong statement came as Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin arrived in Tokyo with secretary of state Tony Blinken to listen to our allies in to discuss how collectively we might seek to address the threat from North Korea by administration says it's tried to reach out to Pyongyang since last month but has not received a response Kim Jong un has recently vowed to boost his nuclear weapons program but is also said the fate of relations with the U. S. depends on Washington's actions Sager mag ani Washington

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Kim Jong Un's sister warns the U.S. against "causing a stink"

BBC World Service

00:52 sec | 2 months ago

Kim Jong Un's sister warns the U.S. against "causing a stink"

"In its first official comment on the Biden administration. North Korea has denounced the United States for what it calls spreading the smell of gunpowder by taking part in military exercises with South Korea. The warning came from Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Eun, his our correspondent in Seoul, Laura Bigger every year. When the United States has said create get together for these military drills. North Korea reacts, they see it as a provocation. The so called war games are being reacted with the war of words from Kimmy was wrong, and what she's saying is that this is a march of war from South Korea. She's also giving Saul the warning that if this continues, he might pull it. Off certain agreements. But she also takes aim at the United States, saying if they want a peaceful four years in office, or the better, not causes stink, the better not cause trouble. In

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The Biden administration has reached out to North Korea, seeking to prevent further escalation

WLRN News Programming

00:43 sec | 2 months ago

The Biden administration has reached out to North Korea, seeking to prevent further escalation

"Korea in several different ways since February, with no reply, the White House wants to avoid a possible escalation intentions. Or a bigger isn't so. State media in Pyongyang has yet to acknowledge the new U. S. President Joe Biden has announced to fill policy to view on North Korea, which will be unveiled in the next month. Donald Trump's efforts included three high profile meetings with Kim Jong UN but field to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons. The U. S Secretary of state Antony Blinken. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are on their way to talk you and saw this week we're Pyongyang's arsenal is expected to be high on the agenda. The Biden administration has ordered the government's

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The Biden administration has reached out to North Korea, seeking to prevent further escalation

WBEZ Chicago Programming

00:44 sec | 2 months ago

The Biden administration has reached out to North Korea, seeking to prevent further escalation

"Says it's been trying to contact North Korea in several different ways since February that has received no response. The White House wants to try to prevent a possible escalation in tensions. Or they can reports from Seoul. State media in Pyongyang has yet to acknowledge the new U. S. President Joe Biden has announced to fill policy to view on North Korea, which will be unveiled in the next month. Donald Trump's efforts included three high profile meetings with Kim Jong UN but failed to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons. The U. S Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are on their way to talk you and saw this week where Pyongyang's arsenal is expected to be high on the agenda.

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The Biden administration has reached out to North Korea, seeking to prevent further escalation

WLRN News Programming

00:44 sec | 2 months ago

The Biden administration has reached out to North Korea, seeking to prevent further escalation

"Says he's been trying to contact North Korea since February, but there's been no response. A senior officials had. The White House has attempted to reach Pyongyang in several different ways to try to prevent a possible escalation in tensions, Laura Becker reports. State media in Pyongyang has yet to acknowledge the new U. S. President Joe Biden has an end to fill policy to view on North Korea, which will be unveiled in the next month. Donald Trump's efforts included three high profile meetings with Kim Jong UN but failed to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons. The U. S Secretary of state Antony Blinken. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are on their way to talk you and saw this week we're Pyongyang's arsenal is expected to be high on the agenda.

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Covid helped isolate North Korea in a way sanctions never could

Buck Sexton

00:43 sec | 3 months ago

Covid helped isolate North Korea in a way sanctions never could

"You and experts say North Korea has modernized its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile arsenals by flooding United Nations sanctions using cyberattacks to help finance its arsenal. It also continues to seek material and technology overseas for use in these programs. In a report to the Security Council on Monday, the panel of experts monitoring sanctions on North Korea Can said Kim Jong UN's government has also produced fissile material and essential ingredient for producing nuclear weapons and maintained its nuclear facilities. The panel said. North Korea reportedly stole about $316.4 million in virtual assets. From 2019 in November,

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North Korea unveils new submarine-launched missile

BBC World Service

00:15 sec | 4 months ago

North Korea unveils new submarine-launched missile

"Has unveiled a new submarine launched ballistic missile at a military parade in Pyongyang. State media described it as the world's most powerful weapon. The North Korean leader, Kim Jong un watch the display of armored vehicles and other hardware.

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Kim Jong-un Vows to Boost North Korea’s Nuclear Capability as Leverage With Biden

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:24 sec | 4 months ago

Kim Jong-un Vows to Boost North Korea’s Nuclear Capability as Leverage With Biden

"Leader Kim Jong UN has threatened to expand his nuclear arsenal in response to what he calls hostile American policy. North Korea has managed to significantly advance its arsenal despite being subject to strict economic sanctions. Mr Kim City summits with Donald Trump have also failed to lead to any significant deal. These remarks are likely aimed at applying pressure on President elect Joe Biden.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on Hall of Shame

Hall of Shame

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on Hall of Shame

"Well the similar is between you and Kim Jong and only grow stronger because he was also apparently a big trash talker like you and is hero. Michael Jordan. A friend said he was super competitive. He said quote for him. Basketball was everything I think we're getting that. Pock on who we assume Kim. UN showed several friends of photo where he was standing next to Tony. Coup, Coup. Coach of the bowls and Kobe Bryant of the Los. Angeles lingers how that picture came about who know how strict who could know what a life! What a life! What a mystery feeling like I know nothing about this man I know, and then in two thousand, and just as mysteriously as he arrived pock on left the school that I will not try in pronounce again. Stein Herzlich so Rachel. Let some are to be F fs here. There's Dennis Rodman are flamboyant rule breaking bad boy and there's Kim Jong on our enigmatic western, loving rich kit focused winker. Both with the profound connection to basketball. Maybe it actually makes perfect sense I didn't listen to Paula Abdul not to learn that opposites attract especially when they have a deeply shared interests like basketball. Okay so now fast forward to two thousand thirteen, where Kim Jong-un as supreme leader, has reportedly had no direct engagements with any American citizens that.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on Dictators

Dictators

08:09 min | 1 year ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on Dictators

"In May two thousand one a man in his early thirty s along with a boy and a woman were stuck at Narita International Airport in Tokyo held by security. The man was questioned over what appeared to be fake passports. The passporting questions said the family was from the Dominican Republic. That the man's name was paying. Shaw pang-chang is Chinese for fat bear. However the man also claimed he was from South Korea. Why was a South Korean man with a Chinese name trying to get into Japan using a Dominican passport? He answered. I want to go to Disneyland. As the Japanese officials continue to dig they discovered something both shocking and laughable. The man was actually named Kim Jong Nam. The eldest son of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. When word got back to Kim Jong Il of his son's arrest. He was overcome with embarrassment. Was this really going to be the next leader of North Korea. A man caught sneaking into an enemy country to go to an amusement park or was there someone else who could show better judgment another son who could bring honor to the Kim Dynasty. Welcome dictators apart cast original. I'm Richard and I'm kate on this show. We're going deep into the minds of some of history's most hated despots. You can find all episodes of dictators and all other park asked originals for free on spotify to stream dictators for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type dictators in the search bar at park cast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network? This is the fifth episode exploring the Kim Dynasty of North Korea. Today we'll dive into the rise of Kim Jong UN the third and current leader of the Kim regime. We'll uncover Kim's mysterious childhood and how he was groomed to take control wants his father passed. And how the promise of new leadership ultimately meant a tighter grip on the people of North Korea after his. May Two thousand one arrest Kim Jong Nam and his family were deported to China. Ultimately he would make the gambling city of Macau just a ferry ride away from Hong Kong. His permanent home doing his best to stay out of the limelight. Many around the world considered the two thousand one arrest the beginning of the end of jong-nam and his position as air in fact if actually confirmed a decision that was made much earlier it wasn't his firstborn nor his second who would succeed him but his third Kim John. There is widespread speculation regarding the exact year of Kim Jong UN's birth. According to South Korean intelligence agencies it was January eighth. Nineteen eighty-three however American intelligence claims that the year was nineteen eighty-four according to North Korean propaganda however Kim Jong UN was born in nineteen eighty two the Washington Post Beijing bureau chief and Fifield posits that the reason the year was changed. Nineteen eighty two was to coincide with both his father and grandfather's birth year with ill soon being born in nineteen twelve and Jong Il's changed in nineteen forty two. It helped to create as she puts it a asymmetry. Like boring into the Kim Dynasty. Much of Jong UN's early life is shrouded in mystery or a complicated web of fabrications. What we do know is this. His mother was co young. Cui a famous dancer and Kim Jong Il second concert. He has an older brother. John and a younger sister. Yang Kim Jong Il made sure to keep all of his family separate from one. Another Jong UN and. His siblings rarely interacted with their half brother. Kim Jong Nam instead Kim Jong UN grew up in a lavish but lonely set of houses throughout Pyongyang and beachfront properties in one San about one hundred thirty miles west of the capital. Much of what we know about Kim Jong UN's childhood comes from a man with the pen name. Kenji Fujimoto Fujimoto was the Sushi chef hired to cook for the Kim family. So while the people of North Korea slowly died from starvation and malnourishment Kim Jong UN dined on the finest raw fish. Like all North Koreans Kim Jong UN was educated to be an anti imperialist specifically to hate Japan and the United States these two countries according to the North Korean government are the root of North Korea's problems. Ironically Kim's mother who was born in Japan often took her children to Tokyo Disneyland. But none of these trips included outside friends in fact. Kim's only real friend according to Fujimoto was Fujimoto himself together. The two spent their days watching Kim's favourite sport basketball or listening to music on Fujimoto's Walkman basketball in particular became a major obsession for the future dictator. He watched it religiously as a child and unlike most other kids in North Korea he would walk around dressed in the latest nike or Adidas sneakers and shorts. Outside of Basketball Kim Jong owns other. Joy was playing with military toys specifically model planes and warships. He became so interested in their mechanics that he forced engineers and scientists to answer as many questions years after defecting. His aunt would tell Anna Fifield that his study of planes. And Aeronautics was an obsession. Kim Jong Hoon became his father's favorite child around the time. He was eight mostly because he exhibited traits of a strong leader namely being bossy stubborn. And Sassy even though his brother. Jong you'll was older he would often take orders from Jong UN. It wasn't long before people started calling. Jong UN harm read general however he also started to demonstrate a keen awareness of being a leader. Fujimoto notes that. He had the ability to make good judgments with solid reasoning. He knew when to praise and when to criticize church character. Traits weren't lost on the aging Kim Jong Il as he considered who would replace him in nineteen ninety six when Kim Jong Own was roughly twelve years old. He sent to Bern Switzerland to receive an education under the alias. Pack Hoon all of the Kim children used fake names to conceal their identity. School was never a priority for Kim. A former teacher wants described him as a good student but not an extraordinary one and though he seems to have been friendly with his classmates he was mostly remembered as a loner with very few friends. Those friends though spent their days playing basketball once. The school bell rang years later. Once Kim Jong Hoon became leader of North Korea many wondered if the more liberal.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

05:14 min | 1 year ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"I think they were trying to figure out what to do which might explain that one month for not not even dodging it in anything on team. This was something that his grandfather and his father were not able to do which was to score and meeting with the US president on and unlike him where we kind of have to as you said earlier look through the Keyhole on his intentions. He had tens of thousands of tweets on that the president has written. He had multiple biographies autobiographies and articles about the president to try to glean insights about what is motivating the president when they think No I said this before where it was probably worth trying to figure out what you know. Kim would say When faced with the when faced with the US president something this gold standard for for the regime. It's you know the the president was also very clear that he did not prepare and it was clear that news approaching this also from a point of view of a businessman from New York risk. Kim was thinking of this in trying to explain. This in. The bulb team was thinking of this in terms of in terms of solidifying his own status And not sure it was a complete understanding of how North Korea sees nuclear weapons as part of his. The brand of it's a regime survival. I think him off et. You're is an opportunity in that. He could take advantage of the president's willingness and eagerness to meet before the Singapore summit on which was June two thousand eighteen on before the working level conversations could really get any anything more substantive on the Singapore was to be the Singapore statement on President. Wanted the meeting to happen on certain date so it was not in the North Koreans interest to saying anything more substantive or or more beanie before the event because they were going to get the event anyway and I think at at that point The negotiators had their. Me's cutoff even before they started because the president a had already said yes so when we look at a summit rate of summit. It's two leaders. You're at the peak. There are no bar rails. How do you go back and how do you? How do you leverage that summit to to gain progress and you know so far as we've seen in the past two years north means continue to maintain their facilities on the refurbished ballistic missile facilities? Probably more you know making more physical material. They're maintaining the nuclear test site. And they've said Kim Jong UN has said I'm at the end of last year beginning of this year that he's he's not that interested in talks anymore until the the US changes its ways and so did the policies that the US under the trump administration engaged in which is to say a rhetorical escalation Sort of a flirtation with a war leading to this optical breakthrough In which they agree to meet a series of meetings. Think a total of three face to face meetings. The sisters visit to sow The South for the Olympics and all of these negotiations did it produce anything of consequence or is it really just a a kind of administration fantasy that never came to anything when president trump came back after the Singapore Summit. I think he was still on the plane and he tweeted that That you that the nuclear problem was solved. Note they And and you know Kim Kim Jong UN and the summits with with Cam made it to campaign rallies on the campaign and his campaign materials reward lovers and Ryan the letters between them. I'm so yes I guess I mean. The relationship seen the relationship. The personal relationship between the two men seem okay But that hasn't been translated into real policy. Success on the president has chosen to define colors Asian very narrow way which is the absence or Kim's restraint in not conducting nuclear weapons has staying or Intercontinental Ballistic Missile testing. But the problem is that North Korea under Kim has diversified Made More Mobile. They're realistic missiles. They had the most powerful nuclear test. App twenty seventeen so the weapons systems or more diverse more reliable. And it's not just about the nuclear esteem steamer.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP

Target USA Podcast by WTOP

10:06 min | 1 year ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP

"From podcast one coming up in this episode of target USA. Kim Jong is he alive. Is He dead or dying personally? I believe Kim Jong UN has been looking at this issue for some time. He's been in power for almost eight years ambassador. Joe DeTrani former special envoy to the six party talks with North Korea has sat across the table from North Korea's top diplomats. And he understands that country as well as anyone and he says Kim Jong Wounds disappearance from public view could mean a number of things. And we'll discuss them all but either way he's been thinking about the day when he's not there anymore. This is pretty significant. I mean if if if indeed Kim Jong on is in grave condition condition right now This is a very significant event to conversations on two different days a week apart with one man. That's very knowledgeable about North Korea and Kim Jong Hoon coming up on this episode of target. Usa National Security PODCAST FROM WTO IN WASHINGTON DC. This is target USA. Russia could render huge arm to this country North Korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the United States dangerous terrorist. Dc is repeatedly mentioned. Some place they would like to seek an attack cyber criminals America has a target on. Its back and on this program. We investigate the threats. The people behind them the agencies fighting them and the impact on you. This is target. Usa The national security podcast. I'm Jay Jay Green on April twenty seventh president. Donald Trump was asked a question about the status of North Korean leader. Kim Jong Un. This was his answer. I I can tell you exactly yes. I do have a very good idea but I can't talk about it now. I just wish him well. I've had a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un. If I were in president you'd be in war. You would have been in war with Korea you would have been in war with North Korea. Wasn't president of that. I can tell you he expected that that I can tell you I I hope he's fine. I do know how he's doing the relatively speaking We will see. You'll probably be hearing the not too distant future on the twenty eighth of April at another news conference. This was the exchange spoke about having a sense of. What's going on with Kim? Jon Can you say whether or not he's he's not coming to. I don't WANNA come into. I wish you well. I don't want this is what Secretary of state. Mike pompeo said quote. We haven't seen him. We don't have any information to report. Today we're watching it closely. Keeping Track of what's going on not only around Chairman Kim himself but more broadly inside of North Korea. This is an odd statement because it seems to suggest that they know what's going on with Kim but then at the same time you're saying we don't have any information on it so something is not clear and something is not straightforward and. Something isn't right right now inside North Korea with Kim Jong. But here's the bottom line. We simply don't know as we've told you many times on this program. Intelligence on North Korea is very cloudy even for its neighbors South Korea and Japan South Korea. Still saying there no unusual movements. None have been detected in North Korea despite the rumors about Kim's health. That's according to their defense minister. They're stressing that Kim's absence from public view is not new. But here's what we've learned. The Chinese have sent a delegation to North Korea. We also know that a luxury boat has landed on the shores of the one son resort. Where Kim Jong UN is believed to be we also know that his personal train is still there and we also know that. There's still questions about what exactly is happening inside. That villa in wants on so one of the best positioned people outside of North Korea outside of China Japan and South Korea outside of that region to talk to to get some straight forward real deal understanding about what's going on is ambassador Joe DeTrani. He's the former. Us Special Envoy to the six party talks with North Korea. So that means he's sat across the table from North Korea's top diplomats working on a solution to North Korea's nuclear weapons program so he knows North Korea and most things take place. They're better than almost anyone. We've had him on this program for years. We continue to talk with him regularly. And He's here today to share some insight now we had two conversations with him one day and one a week ago. So we're going to give you both of those conversations. Today we start with April twenty first. We asked him about reports that Kim and had heart surgery and that he was in grave condition. I think the news is probably accurate that he had a procedure. Done probably hard related. I mean the man has way issue weight problems and and smoker and obviously eat some pretty busy schedule. So there was a procedure done I'm not sure How one defines grave. I've read some reports indicating you know us You know very ill but I don't. I could see procedure but I have a sense being not not seeing any movement of the military. We didn't see any visits from a Chinese doctor or French doctors or other things that this may be somewhat routine heard of him having heart issues before. Well it's in his family. Right is a is a is a father. Kim Jong Il too hard heart attacks and died from heart seizure. Apparently so and the reports have been Sort of anecdotal. Given the you know the issue of his drinking and smoking or Weight issues and so forth so I don't think there's any granularity as to specifics in regards to a heart condition per se. But I think there's enough information to say given his family history with his father both likely had some issues related to his heart. Give us a sense. Joe Of what this means for national security. Not only there but here this news and this situation right now. This is pretty significant. I mean if if indeed Kim Jong UN is in grave condition is a condition right now. this is a very significant event. But personally I believe Kim Jong UN has been looking at this issue for some time. He's been in power for almost eight years. He's removed many of those who were very close to his father and not loyalist hem. He's put in place. People are loyal to him. Assistant Kim Jong is now has been elevated to the Standing Committee of the Police Girl. An alternate member chain chain room. Hey has been promoted to be the president of the Supreme People's Assembly which is the head of state so he's put his loyalist family members all around him knowing that succession in North Korea is always going to be difficult. Issue could be difficult in regards to. Who's going to be taking over in regards to the military. I mean we saw the execution of young. Some tech in two thousand thirteen is simple. We saw twenty seventeen the assassination of his older brother into Phnom in Malaysia. So this is something. That's always been on the mind of Kim Jong UN. Which speaks to how tenuous the circumstances must be dog career? He obviously must have known that he had to prepare to have loyalists around in the not only support him but who could replace him in place in case he is the longer in power so you mentioned his sister. Kim Yo Joan. There's some other siblings as well. Aren't there yes. He has an older brother. Kim Young Joe who could Certainly play a role he he's been on the on the margins of a political issues in. North Korea apparently to music he elects Eric Clapton. And things like that. But this is a man who could be used Certainly is the Kim family. But he's not been as pronounced as Kim Jong. There is a is a system whose about four years younger than kindergarten. If Kim Jong Hoon is in this situation Is he incapacitated or not and if he were incapacitated what will what signs would we say? Why think if Kim Jong on a day to a was capacity incapacitated a we probably would see some moving up the military. Some of the security services We would probably see some Moving of leadership elements chain room Hain the Supreme People's Assembly. We will see some some movement going on certainly The In Pyongyang I think we would see some of that activity up and I. I think that maybe even messages that would be going out to various embassies Chair.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Slash join obviously to become a member and and in Oman. And and since we talked about Jesus a little bit Anna prepared a wonderful post today for the members in the third hour of the show about gene Simmons, disastrous two thousand two interview on NPR. So it's a lot of fun. Don't miss that. Okay. Anna. What's next, right? Following Donald Trump's the second summit with Kim Jong UN this time in Vietnam. It was reported that their negotiations unfortunately fell apart, and they have not reached a deal. Now it's unclear what will happen in the future. But here's what we know. So far, according to reporting from the New York Times Kim had offered to dismantle the North's most important nuclear facility, if the United States lifted the harsh sanctions imposed on his nation, but would not commit to do the same for other elements of its weapons program. And so there are various facilities in North Korea. That are currently producing these weapons and so the United States argues. Hey, if you want us to completely lift these sanctions, you have to completely denuclearize, and it appears that Kim Jong Hoon was unwilling to do that. Now with that said, I want you to hear from Donald Trump who did give a press conference on this in the early morning hours. It's take a quick look. Pretty much all day with Kim Jong on who is he's quite a guy and quite a character. And I think our relationship is very strong..

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"kim jong un" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"Going after north korea's major power specter's russia and china chinese banks have been laundering money for north korea and it's not just the small ones all four of the socalled big four banks have been handling north korea's cash that's the violation of us federal law that gives us enormous leverage because this has been most of your adult life's work that i get it about right that too shocking things about seeing this scene of the two guys is kim jong un is out of his country and listen to his voice yes well kim jong owen is much more outgoing than his father his father spoke only once in public and then he said about thirteen fourteen words something like long live the korean people's army now kim jong un has actually spoken to the north korean people but we generally don't hear that the more important thing that you point out and i think it's absolutely critical is that kim jong on felt secure enough to leave north korea four three or four days now he wants to get back quickly which is an indication there are problems in the military we know that because of that recent ruffled of the top three posts that the korean people's army that is an indication that kim is a little bit nervous and there's all sorts of other indications that all is not well in north korea at this particular moment i also felt the need tonight to point out that they don't make a car that he can use as a limousine overseas they don't make jet airliner that they can fly to singapore he's driving a german armored limousine and in a air china commercial jetliner both of those are significant with regard to the air china that is china's flag carrier basically jinping the chinese ruler is saying to president trump look kim jong own is my vassal you better not hurt him with regard to that mercedes kim jong on engages in gift politics as father and grandfather that's the giving of luxury items to seniors email.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Thank you don't stop stop stop remember when the president of france was donald trump's new best friend with all those awkwardly long handshakes and pats on the back and strange touching well it sounds like donald trump has a new best friend really he's got a great personality he's a funny guy he's a very smart guy he's a great negotiator he loves his people not that i'm surprised by that but he loves people he loves his people there is a reason that kim jong un is the only overweight person we have ever seen in north korea and that is because he is the only person with gray who gets to eat as much as he wants as often as he wants eat and drink as much as he wants whenever he wants whatever he wants and he starves his people starves them masses of north koreans are starving every day and every night and the president of the united states says the north korean hereditary dictator loves his people he loves his people so much donald trump said it twice donald trump has never praised another head of state more fully than he praised kim jong un president trump has now said stronger words of praise about kim jon then he has ever said about even benjamin netanyahu great personality funny guy great negotiator kim jong un didn't say any of those things about donald trump to get donald trump to say all of that the only thing can jong on had to do was sign a piece of paper that said he quote commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula kim didn't have to say what century that would take place in he didn't have to say what denuclearization means to him and so another line of that piece of paper that the president and the dictator has signed says that they quote commit to hold follow on negotiations led by the us secretary of state mike pompeo and a relevant high level dprk official at the earliest possible.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

26:29 min | 3 years ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Self as we fight against trump you know and I do think that as we look towards the election obviously you know the economy has to come first and healthcare and all these issues but what he's doing and six of the Iran deal will not hold trump in his deal with North Korea to a similar standard they held Obama's I feel like for this brief moment they will walk away from the will be wonderful it's that the first threat here is a nuclear armed Iran and I think look I think with North Korea same thing the worst right here is Iran as North Korea having a whole bunch a nuclear weapons especially nuclear weapons that can strike the United States in for some reason we can You know neutralize that threat there's probably still going to be awfully human rights abuses in North Korean awful other things that they do that we should also continue to try to take care of and to stop but you know this focus is on nuclear weapons the I absolutely think he should brought it he should bring it up or should have brought it depending on what timeline your existing and right now it would be perfunctory at best even with a different president who actually seemed to care about human rights right right we should get the best deal weekend the makes the world as safe as possible and to your point that's not going to get that's not going to solve all the problems in North Korea for sure but but I think it is important in how the President United States addresses response to tweets about someone who runs the death camps in this country that we don't lose sight of that fact in turning this into some sort of bromance that's right right so I think like that has that should be it won't be but it should be in the part of the context for how we discuss and how trump discusses Kim Jong UN in the North Korean regime when you walk out and he's a great guy I respect alive way better than Justin that has consequences it sends a message to human rights abusers in other authoritarian regimes. All over the world right we have to have and not in any way saying the Obama Administration was perfect on this we absolutely were not but we we need to value the idea standing for human rights and if you're just going to give a real pat on the back In some twitter plaudits to a guy who runs death camps in stars his country that's a bad thing and I think trump should be criticized for that if and when he does that Kim Jong Hoon is not your bff all right let's talk about some healthcare news last week the trump administration's justice department said it would no longer defend the affordable care act in court specifically the part of the law that protects up to one hundred and thirty million Americans with pre existing conditions from being denied coverage by insurance companies the Justice Department took the position as part of a case in which Texas in nineteen other conservative if Attorney General Attorneys General challenging the affordable care act is unconstitutional We're GonNa talk about what an unusual and dramatic steps this is by the Justice Department with our guest Don really whose job it was to defend the ACA to the Supreme Court when he was Obama Solicitor General But I thought you and I should talk about sort of the political aspects of this story I first of all just another example of how believably awful just jeff sessions is as attorney general There was this decision that happened I think this came out on Thursday night today on Monday Jeff sessions by the way also decided that the United States will no longer grant asylum to victims of domestic violence or gang violence that those will no longer be categories by which we look to people coming here from other countries flee violent and say we will grant you asylum which is just beyond despicable to me we should just take a second to talk about that before we get back to the healthcare thing it is it runs so counter to who we as Americans at least thought we were prior to this moment that it is it is sickening and I think you it is a reminder and I don't WanNa get overly dark here but we get caught up in the tweets and the in the Muller Investigation and what do you think trump do today or whereas Melania all of this and what we are missing underneath even the policy travesties of this administration is just this fundamental shift in what it means to be an American what it means to be America that just the some very basic things that have been at the core of our national narrative to ourselves why we thought our country was exceptional in different and we like I said we do I say this all the time we we have very often failed to live up to that belief in ourselves but we are trump in sessions and Kirsten Nielsen and everyone else are eroding that on a daily basis because the president is is for better or worse sets the moral tone for the country and we have an eight moral human being in an office right now and so the ideas alga polarize the country around this idea it isn't it will now be for a significant portion of the Republican Party a sign of weakness to care about bunch of policies that they could have pursued that would have maybe done rush investigation well jeff sessions keeps his job because while Rod Rosenstein is dealing with the Russian investigation is in the spotlight jeff sessions can go off.

"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save America

"People the discussions don't blow up in the room they may blow up later when the when you get to the actual details because i can't speak for kim jong un but i do know that donald trump on details guy says if you like he's getting into the nitty gritty of the inspections regime would be interested in exchange for sanctions relief which trump admitted trump said he thinks that he thinks he's well prepared because he doesn't have to prepare much it's all about attitude and this is what actually is called his good but let me say this by this which is in his evidence for why he didn't need to prepare was that hillary clinton prepare for the debates and he won the presidency great okay great this is this is what actually calls his his great man theory trump's great man theory which is trump thinking this is all about personalities is that what diplomacy is all about just two personalities in a room making a deal that is what a lot of the media would like to think it is about yeah which is why this place that trump has vantage is because the media covers spectacle and they do not and they cover individuals and personalities and they do not do a good enough job covering like systemic conditions that lead to certain decisions being made we cover it like shakespeare and not substance right so we have to there has to be a narrative arc there has to be a protagonist in an antagonists and a hero's journey and all the other things you learn in creative writing a one.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Okay so we're recording this before trump's post north korea summit press conference but let's talk about all the expectations and potential outcomes heading into this thing trump's people are basically saying that his main message to kim jong un is you know give up your nukes and we'll make sure that you and your people are rich and safe so my first question is no matter what happens here how does how does kim jong un trust trump to keep his word on any deal and second how to any of us trust whatever trump and kim say about what happened during the summit well john i think you're being deeply unfair to donald trump donald trump when this when this is over when the summit is over he is going to sit down with one of america's toughest journalists for a hard hitting half hour interview about the summit and the truth will come out from the question deeply incisive questions of one sean hannity little there we go so no we've everyone is a liar why would we believe anyone we have two guys who are known for their dishonesty who are going to communicate to us to their people through state tv that is what's going to happen so there's no real way to know and it's deeply dangerous that we sent in in ignoramus to have a one on one discussion with a murderous dictator about the future of nico security in the world it's crazy it is absolutely crazy it's it's just ridiculous i mean the meeting is supposed to be one on one they're not gonna have any staff present what i read and so.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Meeting and maintaining power in power is in in a is a good in and of itself it is not to be used for something we are not getting elected to office so that we can reduce regulations or cut taxes or democratic side help fight climate change or give healthcare to people or raise the minimum wage it is the power is all that matters and if that if the policy positions that you need to achieve that power are one way he'll do that the other way he'll if they're different he would change he does not only wants is power and that makes him very similar that that is what he hasn't in in common with putin kim jong un with she in china and there is just like their he and trudeau or mccrone or merckel or brock obama hillary clinton or anyone else they're like they don't speak the same language he doesn't even he cannot inside that little brain of his he can't fathom the idea that you do these jobs to do something he does these jobs to have this job and keep it as long as possible and that's because there is no i mean you see this in the fact that there is no coherent governing or policy ideology he doesn't even know what to the reason that everything is about only lives doing what brock obama does is because he has no other framework by which to make it acition and so when i can't i can't even imagine the conversations are like with other world leaders because they're not speaking even the even though they're using translators they're not speaking a language the other one under.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"But for this moment we ought to enjoy the day this is a good moment for diplomacy compared to where we were six months ago i'll take it when the president or at least the secretary of state talk about offering a security guarantees to north korea what does that what does that mean in civilian language what are they talking about in terms of assurances that we could give their leader or their country in terms of their security yeah great question what kim jong un will look for is first statements those are not particularly reassuring to him but he'll want at least in writing that we are not going to seek to change the regime more importantly he will look for a reduction in military exercises between the united states and south korea he'll look for a reduction in japanese military activity around the peninsula he'll look for a reduction in our reconnaissance flights he'll look for a reduction in our strategic bombers which can operate from great ranges over the peninsula and ultimately what he's after is a significant reduction in the twentyeight thousand us troops that are on that peninsula he's got a shopping list he'll work down that list our job is to not give into that until we see absolute verifiable irreversible reduction and ultimately dispatch of those nuclear weapons on the peninsula the president repeatedly and even from before he was a public figure in political life has criticized the longterm presence of us troops overseas in places like south korea where we've got tens of thousands of american troops stationed as you know obviously if the north koreans are going to use the summit to push for reductions in those things you were just describing in military exercises in reconnaissance flights and the presence of those nuclear capable b fifty two's.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Those early critical minutes and the photo opportunity we see i think will set the stage for what is to come certainly even beyond singapore yeah jeff continued check in with you the pictures obviously you're seeing right now outside kim jong un's hotel which is the saint regis hotel not too far from where president trump is staying as well the kim motor is will be leaving i we are told it's obviously all lined up this security here is extraordinarily tight it has been for the last several days of but particularly today actually we are just now been told the president trump has actually left his hotel it was initially we've been told that kim would leave his hotel i but president trump were told has left his hotel alexandra field is at the saint regis where kim jong un and his entourage could be departing any minute as well how long is it gonna take alexsandr do we know for kim jong un's entourage to to get to sentosa island to the to the the location well the meeting starts at nine so they're going to have to leave here shortly it's only about ten kilometers away that's just a few miles really we estimate between fifteen minutes and half an hour though certainly he will be with a large motorcade you assume they'll be able to move through these streets quickly evidence of that the fact that this street that we're standing on is shutdown really the spotlight on kim jong un right now as he officially gets ready to step onto the world sage achieving something his father couldn't achieve achieving something his grandfather could not achieve this sit down with the acting president of the united states there is of course a lot of security out here anderson singaporean police officers are keeping the crowds back right now not enormous crowds mostly press frankly but a lot of people stopping hoping to get a glimpse of kim jong un making his way through the city streets of saint pours something that seemed inconceivable just months ago and unlikely weeks ago look at this anderson you can start to see the motorcade moving forward now there will be dozens of vehicles at the lead.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Well i think the best outcome is if we can get north korea to commit to language to give up its nuclear weapons so far kim jong un has only committed to denuclearizing the korean peninsula which is a different thing from actually dismantling his own nuclear weapons so i think the best case outcome from this scenario is from the summit is if president trump can get kim jong un to commit to to give up his own nuclear weapons program commit to a specific time line and agreed to allow inspectors to engage in intrusive inspections to make sure that they're actually following through on their commitments the president also took some media bait if you wanna call it that on a recent query take a listen you do invite him to the white house to the united states would it be here at the white house where it maralago maybe we'll start with a what has what would kim jong un be psyched if this led to a white house visit absolutely i think kim jong un's desire is to have legitimacy in the eyes of the in the eyes of the world he wants to ensure that he's in power for many decades to come and securing a visit to the united states would absolutely be a step in securing this legitimacy that he craves and rick let me read a little bit from the new york times which talks about ending north korea's nuclear program is the most challenging case of nuclear disarmament in history and the reasons they give is that there's already one hundred and fortyone sites that are devoted to some type of what they call wmd style material twenty to sixty nuclear weapons potentially of course this is all guestimations we should mention and there's also it's unclear if mountain tunnels hide some nuclear plants and mobile missiles as a nonnuclear expert it sounds scary and hard to me but what do you make of it so if you look at the iran deal that we made it had the most complex international.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on Worldly

"Right and north korea out of this process already has gotten both parts of those conceptions of status right if gotten deeper engagement with the rest of the world in the united states they also can blame the failure of the summit on the united states and say look we tried but you know trump guy pulled out of the talks and who knows what that could lead to in terms of improved investment opportunities from china or russia or elsewhere and more fundamentally through this letter and all the things we've been talking about in this episode they got that second kind of status they got brought out of the cold of the per the complete pariah state that they were in prior to this and now have much more of the relational status that they didn't have beforehand just by virtue of these talks being scheduled so i agree mostly i'm gonna push back a little bit so i mean the entire kind of raise on d'etre of the kim regime and meeting not just kim jong un but his father and his his grandfather kim jong il and kim ilsung has been we har like the her hermit king and mac spec to earlier before he was even north korea right we are this we have enemies on all sides want to attack us right at i kim i the dear leader the great leader his excellency i am your protector right under my benifit leadership i will keep you my career ins safe from these evil americans these japanese imperialists like all of these people so it's not just like he could easily be like yeah i want to come out of the cold and be on the international stop building nukes it's not that hard right it's it's a little nuance in that it's more respect me because i have power i demand respect i deserve respect not i wanna be in the cool club with you guys right it's a little bit more i look i have forced them to recognize what a strong power and they won't fuck with us anymore right and so i am i am now recognized as a powerful serious leader who has to be dealt with with respect i think.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

01:50 min | 3 years ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on Worldly

"News and then he said this this will only end like the libyan model ended if kim jong un doesn't make a deal so that's that that's not really a subtle threat there he sort of implicitly but no way that very clear north koreans not just saying hey give up your nuclear weapons in this way but basically saying or kim jong un you may get dragged through the streets torturing killed right pence's framing took what was an implicit threat that if things don't go well the united states might resort to something you know a little more drastic than go sheeting and he made it explicit that was basically him saying denuclearize or else and from north korea's point of view that is no way to enter negotiation they're not going to do this and fact the entire point from their point of view is not doing it as from position of innis of being like please america we'll do whatever you want don't hit us it's a way of coming in saying we are equals we are negotiating as nuclear powers together you make one concession we make another concession and generally speaking north korea gets a a lot of recognition without a sense of status that they didn't have before as a member of the international community but if they're doing it you know threat of invasion the entire framework of the conversation shifts and the koreans reacted really negatively depends comments they called it stupid and threatened what was what was the exact phrase a nuclear was they were talking about how he was a political dummy and how the comments are ignorant and stupid and they basically you can either with us negotiate table we can go back to nuclear nuclear showdown that's right so they went really quickly from zero to sixty from like pence more onto hey nuclear war right i mean i don't want to put this all the trump administration now it's not like north korea had been totally passive and and totally going along with every.

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"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save the World

Pod Save the World

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"kim jong un" Discussed on Pod Save the World

"We have breaking news on pod save the world we are releasing this episode a couple of days early because today the new york times reported that kim jongun told a south korean delegation that he is willing to begin negotiations with the united states about abandoning its nuclear program we should approach this announcement with some scepticism with some caution but it could be a pretty big deal so i got an asia expert named danny russell on the phone to talk to what it all means and to really level set on how hopeful we should be and how the united states should proceed from here please excuse the phone quality audio we did this quickly but i think you will appreciate dany take on announcement is experienced negotiated these things in the past and what he made of president trump's press conference today so without further ado here's the interview danny russell i am very excited to welcome back to the pod danny russell the diplomat and residence at the asia society in new york also assistant secretary of state for asia during the obama administration he was a aged director on the nse when i was there and is a long time diplomat and a hell of a smart guy danny thank you for doing the show replicated my pleasure so we're talking on the phone today we didn't go with the excellent sounding studio quality audio because there's breaking news today the new york times reported that kim jong un told south korean diplomats that he is willing to begin negotiations the united states about abandoning its nuclear weapons and that they would suspend all of their nuclear and missile tests while engaged in those talks so this is a potential breakthrough came at the end of a twoday meeting in pyongyang between north and south korean officials and believe it or not uh these were the first south korean officials to meet with kim since he took power six years ago so this will be a major departure from kim's previous position that their nuclear weapons are not negotiable dini i didn't see this common what do you make of this announcement today well on comey i think their goal thought in the north korea an analyst community in a one is that kim joon basically lucy with a nuclear football ran.

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