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Fresh update on "north korea." discussed on BBC Newsday
"Then shipped back to North Korea. Luxury goods for the elites like the T V sets, Mike Chinoy saw being loaded onto a plane, Rolex watches perhaps even the Mercedes Benz as I saw so often in Pyongyang, and remember it wasn't just about wooing the elites. The regime was also looking for the elements needed to build nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Parts. They sourced abroad and to organize the purchase and transport of such goods. One way they hide their on paper links between North Korea and the activity is just to ensure that There's a front company, which is registered in a different country. And these companies would often be overseen by at least one North Korean official and that person would be on a diplomatic passport, which, as we heard earlier gives them immunity from prosecution. And even when.
Guinea Pulls out of Tokyo Olympics, Citing Coronavirus
"Guinea's minister of sports blame the corona virus and its variants for dropping out it means no Olympics for five athletes from Guinea including thought tomato your re camara a freestyle wrestler what I did is he tells the AP the question I ask myself is why his Guinea decided not to participate in the Olympic Games on the grounds of the corona virus when the organizing country like Japan has been canceled these games because of this sickness a team from Guinea has gone to the Olympics eleven times and has never won a medal North Korea is the only other country to pull out of Tokyo also because of the corona virus I'm a Donahue
Fresh "North Korea." from BBC Newsday
"Got away Scot free from the Philippines. But they re appeared in China and by early 2017 both had been arrested. And the other thing that was odd about it was When they were taking go away. His wife asked One of the policemen, You know, where should I tell the lawyer to call to try to either get him out on bail or to follow up with this? And the policeman said to her. Oh, don't bother calling a lawyer, and that's a very odd responsible because China is actually quite a big believer and lawyers as a country, it's worth noting that around the time that guy wanting or arrested relations between North Korea and China are getting a little tense, and that's because in the months preceding their arrest, Kim Jong UN of North Korea had been ramping up the testing of ballistic missiles. And I do remember that around this time we started to see signs that China was poised to crack down on North Korea. They wanted to stop this nuclear development. So could this be part of the reason why Gow winding or arrested Still don't know really why they were arrested. Someone decide what they've been doing, or appears to have decided that what they were doing in the Philippines was not to their liking. Possible They could have been involved in other projects that were also not to someone's liking, but there would be quite a coincidence. It's not just the money melting through the cracks. It's the people to this is how it goes. In a scheme like this. Each of the players performs that function in the crime and then fades into the shadows. Just like the Chinese gambling organizers go and Ding Go and Deng had a specific job to do, which was to a lot of the money through the casinos and get the money out of the Philippines likely back to Macau. They were good enough of their job that they laundered the money and it became untraceable. That was, I think we're their job ended. So the person who would then be getting the money from if it was in Macau to North Korea would have been a different set of people. What happened to the $50 million Truth is, we don't know. So many people we've interviewed for this series have presented so much evidence incriminating North Korea. There's no doubt in their minds that the money was stolen by the Pyongyang regime. But here's the thing. In order for the money to be used by North Korea. It doesn't necessarily need to arrive in North Korea. If you gain money through illicit activity abroad, and you use that money in a foreign bank to purchase what the regime needs in the country. There's no need to repatriate the money..
US and South Korea Say They'll Push North to Return to Nuke Talks
"Top US and south Korean officials have agreed to try to convince North Korea to return to talks on its nuclear program which Pyongyang has insisted it won't do in protest of what it calls U. S. hostility he was deputy secretary of state when the Sherman was in Seoul as part of a regional tour that will take it to China this weekend should be the highest ranking US official to visit China since president Joe Biden took office in January she has about south Korean for Mr Chong Yang for talks on North Korea the military alliance between Seoul and Washington and other regional issues transmissible the two decided to continue close consultations to get North Korea to return to talks I'm in Syria Shockley
Fresh update on "north korea." discussed on BBC Newsday
"Import an angry response from the regime, which firmly denied any involvement. The incident sparked a massive diplomatic row at one point North Korea band Malaysian citizens from leaving its territory and Malaysia reacted by banning the North Koreans from leaving Malaysia. Up Until this point, the two countries have been on pretty good terms. So here's an intriguing question. If Kim Jong un was assassinated by North Korean agents. Why didn't they do it? In Macau, where he lived and where North Korea has long established links? Why do it in Malaysia and risk alienating one of its few international friends? Some say it's because North Korea didn't want to upset its main ally China, which now controls Macau and has tightened its grip on the city. Mike Chinoy says North Korea has scaled back its operations there. It's Beijing running the show. So the North Koreans, I think, have to be mindful of that. You know, they don't want to wear out any welcome. So where does this leave Juha and dangers you? The two casino junket organizers who helped launder $50 million allegedly on behalf of North Korea. They had so many links in Macau based their work there. What happened to them? Perhaps more importantly, what happened to the money? Alan Katz is the financial journalist who's been on their trail. And so did you ever actually get to go and doing themselves? No, we did not. And the reason is that it didn't actually end very well for them. The last we heard of guaranteeing was that they'd helped organize the gambling sessions in Manila where Bangladesh Bank's stolen money was laundered, then quit town. What happened next? They got away Scot free from the Philippines. But they re appeared in China and by early 2017 both.
No. 2 US Diplomat Sherman to Visit China as Tensions Soar
"The blighted administration's number two diplomat will head to China this weekend as tensions between Washington and Beijing swore a relationship that was already badly strained has gotten worse the past two weeks as the US accuse China of a massive hack AM indicted for Chinese nationals there were also sharp differences over Taiwan Tibet Hong Kong and the South China Sea with all that as the backdrop deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman will visit China and meet with Beijing's top diplomat should be the highest ranking US official to go there since president Biden took office the state department say Sherman will also discuss the mutual interests like resuming North Korea nuclear talks Sager mag ani Washington
Fresh "North Korea." from BBC Newsday
"Was Kim Jong. Now. Within days of the attack, the Malaysian police capture the two women responsible. They tell an incredible story. They both wanted to break into show business and said they were approached by a Japanese man with a very tempting offer. To work on a YouTube frank show. They did a few stunts, spraying liquid unsuspecting victims, and then the Japanese man gave them a new assignment. Go to Kuala Lumpur Airport spray some liquid on a guy's face. It will be captured on camera. Just a bit of fun. They thought, In fact, it was an assassination. So separately, these two liquids are harmless. But if you layer them, you get v X, the most toxic nerve agent ever created. It's a chemical weapon that can disable the nervous system in minutes. And toxicology reports reveal it was VX that killed Kim Jong UN. The two women are eventually released. One had her murder charge dismissed. The other pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, but Malaysian authorities had quickly discovered the women weren't acting alone at the airport studying the CCTV footage. Police spot it. Four North Koreans were on the ground at the time of the attack. They flew out of the country shortly after taking a circuitous airline route, which invests Gators say was designed to avoid any airspace where the planes could be forced down so that the men could be apprehended. Within days, the Malaysian police were pointing fingers at North Korea import an angry response from the regime, which firmly denied any involvement. The incident sparked a massive diplomatic row at one point North Korea.
Talks on North Korea Nuclear Make Progress; Difficulties Remain
"Trilateral talks have made progress on the North Korea issue but tensions remain the US Japan and South Korea have reaffirmed their commitment to work together on north Korea's denuclearize shin and other regional threats but little progress was made in bringing closer together the two U. S. allies deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman has reaffirmed that there were lines remains a linchpin of peace security and prosperity in the region a key area is that the US and Japan or what about China's claims to contested areas in the south and east China seas the south Koreans stayed away from the China issue at a joint news conference while stressing the importance of maintaining dialogue with North Korea I'm Charles Taylor this month
What's the Difference Between Cuba and Leftist America?
"The midst of a Of an ideological war in this United States. You know, I hate more analogies, but it's true because the consequences of losing are quite deadly. You know, we have people in this country who, if you had to give them a to do like a to do list say you were an enemy of the United States Communist China. Vladimir Putin, North Korea. I'm an ideological enemy, The United States H Enemy and freedom, a supporter of communism and all kinds of totalitarianism. If you had a one through 12 list of things you needed to do. To destroy this country from the inside. The useful idiots inside the United States are at about step 11 right now. And you look to what's going on in Cuba right now. And you look at what's going on with the American left here in America. I'm going to ask a very simple question. What's that our difference?
If Bernie Sanders Had His Way, We'd Become North Korea
"Sure that we have affordable housing in this country that we have home health care for an aging population that we're able to expand Medicare so that we finally can cover dental care and hearing AIDS. And eyeglasses that we deal with the crisis in childcare. With so many families, working families cannot afford child camp and that in addition to all of that It's absolutely imperative that we deal with the I would say existential threat to this planet of climate change. So there you go. Now. You see, all of this empowers the government, the bureaucracy and the Democratic Party. That's what it does. Then you can put fancy labels on this stuff. You can pull it heartstrings through this stuff. But the best way to take care of most people in this country is through free market capitalism. Not through a massive increase in the welfare state that's already been massively increase. Why we think there's competency in the federal and state bureaucracies. I'll never know. I'll never know. Because there's not So we have so many wonderful things that take place as a result of the private sector. Nobody ever talks about them. Now. Bernie Sanders had his way. Listen up. Reprobates over at media matters. We'd be North Korea.
The Media's Growing List of Lies Continues With the Wuhan Lab Leak
"There was a piece recently in the tablet. By Laurel left a professor. Who has written an outstanding book. Not just the New York Times, but the Washington Post and how other media basically covered up the Holocaust. Now That's a pretty damnable charge, don't you think? This is one of the reasons as we go through the history of these various corporations, and that's what they are. While you have no faith, faith in them. But the people who work for them There's a good reason for that. Because they're liars and their cover up artists. They have an agenda. There's all kinds of things going on in this world that need coverage. Like what's happening to the Wickers in China. What's happening to the people in North Korea? The object lies that are being told to the American people by the Democrat Party about crime on our streets. The disastrous teachers, unions and what they're doing to our students. Look how the media waited and waited and waited on the issue of the Wuhan lab. Look how the media lied and lied and lied about Russia collusion. The list is so long. I can't even remember everything. But when it comes to massive death And people crying out for life. When you expect the American media to step in You're expecting the wrong thing.
Most European Troops Exit Afghanistan Quietly After 20 Years
"In the country. Most European troops have already withdrawn from Afghan Afghanistan ahead of the U. S pullout due to be completed this year. Poland's last troops returned home today as well. North Korea's leaders criticizing some of the country's top officials for what he calls a failure in
North Korean Defector Views Same Totalitarian Tactics by U.S. Liberals
"This is a North Korean defector. She was on Sean Hannity's program. Here's Sean Hannity in the beginning. She defected from a totalitarian, murderous communist regime in North Korea. Where she was a sex slave. Risked her life to escape to freedom. She appears on the Sean Hannity show, and she is genuinely astonished that some of the same tactics they practice in North Korea to ideologically control people. Some of the same things she's saying here. Folks, This is a North Korean defector issuing a warning you should all here and start spreading the word on now, if you haven't already check this out. You get to America. You're expecting this to be the land of the free the home of the brave and the land of freedom and and you get the exact same propaganda here. It's just heartbreaking. I literally sold as a sexual slave, and I literally crossed the Gobi deserved to be fair. And now I thought I I learned in a contributor. I can say what I believed and have my you know freedom to think. However, now in the in the country, I have to constantly censoring my speech. Because now in the name I was safe place, Columbia was told me told us what we cannot talk about. Yeah, and I am so concerned like if America is not free, I think there is no place air, says love that is free. And I think that's why it's really alarming to me. Yeah, I think that's why it's really alarming to me, too. Folks, The warning signs are everywhere. They are all around us. We have people defecting from Communist regimes, starving people to death that are warning us. Some of the same things I saw there. I see here now An American liberals and their media acolytes. Sycophantic butt kissers are
Kim Jong Un's Sister Slams US, Dismisses Chance for Talks to Resume
"The north Korean leader's sister has slammed the US dismissing the idea of talks Kim Jong owns powerful sister has spoken out against an early resumption of diplomacy with Washington saying the US expectations for talks with plugs them into a greater disappointment Kim yo Jong made the comments off the national security advisor Jake Sullivan described as an interesting signal Kim jong-un's recent statement that North Korea will be ready for both dialogue and confrontation but more of a confrontation on Monday the top U. S. envoy on north Korean affairs said on a visit to Seoul but he hoped to see a positive reaction from the north soon on US office for talks I'm Charles de Ledesma
North Korea's Kim Vows to Be Ready for Confrontation With US
"North Korea's Kim vows to be ready for confrontation with the U. S. state media says Kim Jong moon has ordered his government to be prepared for both dialogue and confrontation with the Bosnian ministration but more of a confrontation days off to the U. S. and others urged the north to abandon its nuclear program and return to talks some experts say Kim's statement indicates he will likely push to strengthen his nuclear arsenal and increase pressure on Washington to give up with North Korea considers a hostile policy toward the north though he also prepare for talks to resume I'm Charles the last month
Kim Jong-Un Ready for ‘Dialogue and Confrontation’ With U.S.
"Kim Jong UN, has said his country needs to prepare for both for dialogue and confrontation with the US on the president Biden at a meeting of senior leaders, he said North Korea should be fully prepared for confrontation in order to protect the dignity of the state and reliably guarantee what he called a peaceful environment.
North Korean Defector Evaluates American Education System as 'Anti-American'
"Korean defector. From North Korea. Kim Jong un the I mean maybe. And if you were ranking the worst people on Planet Earth easily top five Probably on the medal. Stand. Top three, maybe gold. Worse people Earth, right? She comes from North Korea. The facts comes here goes through college, and she says, This is the story orientation. This North Korean defector was scolded by a university staff member for admitting she enjoyed classic classic literature such as Jane Austen. The woman from North Korea said. I love those books. I thought it was a good thing. Then the professor center. Did you know those writers had a colonial mindset? They were Racists and bigots center subconsciously brainwashing you. It only got worse from there, as she realized that every one of her classes at the Ivy League school was infected with what she saw as anti American propaganda reminiscent of the sort she'd grown up with. This story is stunning. She's a North Korean defector from a sworn nuclear powered enemy, the United States, one of the worst human beings on planet Earth. Kim Jong UN Tubs. What is the worst guys ever? Ever. Yet she comes over here, where people starved to death by the tens of thousands. If not hundreds of thousands don't even know the nobody's bury the dead and mass graves. And she says, Yeah. You know, the North Korean school system wasn't as bad as you guys here, folks. This is stunning. As I said in the beginning when we opened up the show, and I meant it. Isn't it frightening? That attacks being promoted by foreign enemies of the United States to destroy the United States from within. Are being absorbed and used by left this within the country to do exactly that. Anti American propaganda critical race theory.
Vladimir Putin Is a Thug and the U.S. Cannot Show Weakness
"How do you explain this morning when they're in Geneva? They're not in Russia. At the Russian security teams kicking out the American press. I'm telling you why it was all agreed to in advance. The Russians probably said Yeah, yeah, sure. 12 and 12 winking or not, folks. Yeah, sure. 12 and 12. And then they probably put out the command from up top. Hey, the American press people. This will be on live video. I want to show right away who is in charge with Biden? I want you to kick them out and have the Russians kick out the Americans. Again, folks. Little things you notice when you've been behind the scenes with with this kind of operation for a while. Had been to Russia twice. I'd work with the Russians and the Czech Republic again. I don't find their security teams that impressive. I found others far better. The Israelis. The checks were great, but they always want parody. It's an act. It's an act. They do. They agreed to these press people in there. There's no question in my mind. They agreed to it knowing they were going to pull this stunt this morning so Putin could look like a tough guy on the cameras. Hey, we'll kick out whoever we want double barreled middle finger to the American security team in Biden, we're going to Make you look stupid in front of your own press corps. Who needs a thug folks. He's a thug. He's always been a thug. He has people working for him who are thugs. He has always been a thug. And they're pressed their end up and the press staffer got steamrolled this morning. I have no doubt. You got to do with our remember what? Who was the one? Uh gosh, we were They were over on that that South Korea North Korea Summit. She's grabbed the press and hold them and that's what you have to do. Well. Stephanie Grisham. Yes, that's right. That's right. Glad Jim, producer Jim to the rescue. The V O g in my ear. Very nice. Stephanie Grisham grabs our press flips the double barrel middle finger to the the North Koreans that says we're getting in that room. You can't establish weakness in front of these people.
Biden Meets With South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House
"House yesterday with South Korea's President Moon Jae and talk mostly about North Korea's nuclear weapons program. We both are deeply concerned about the situation. Our two nations also share willingness to engage diplomatically with the DPRK to take pragmatic steps that will reduce tensions as we move toward our ultimate goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. White House's shaved
Biden, South Korea's Moon 'Deeply Concerned' About North Korea
"Day meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae in president Biden says they both are deeply concerned about North Korea's nuclear program is and remains completely. Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. I want to make practical progress and increase security, United States for the United States and our allies. The president has appointed a special envoy for North Korea career diplomat Sung Kim to try to make inroads, and he said he would not rule out meeting with Kim Jong Eun. But there would be conditions would make sure that my team had met with his combat into their counterparts. Don't know exactly what we're meeting on covert vaccines. The president has agreed to vaccinate 550,000 South Korean service members who served with U. S forces.
Biden, South Korea's Moon 'Deeply Concerned' About North Korea
"Korean President Boone Giant, saying both countries remain deeply concerned about North Korea by an also said he will deploy a new special envoy to the region to help focus efforts on pressing Pignon to abandon its nuclear weapons program. Fine says total denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula remains the U. S goal by and also addressed the cease fire between
Biden Appoints Special Envoy to North Korea
"President Biden says he and South Korean President Moon remain deeply concerned about the situation with North Korea. Biden says he'll deploy a new special envoy to the region to help refocus efforts impressing Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons program. Moon came to Washington, seeking renewed diplomatic urgency by the U. S and curbing North Korea's nuclear
"north korea." Discussed on The Signal
"Okay so knowing that background. If Kim Jong is gravely ill even dead already. You have to take his place. There are very few good options for North Korea who the regime and this situation because there was no clear succession plan whatsoever and is like I mentioned before about how. This bloodline is so important to Mrs. Why the Kim family claims the right to need so would have to be somebody in the family and it pretty much has to be a man because most careers so confusion and so traditional has high recco system. It's hard to make that a woman could take that wrong and there is no in the consent me to take over. He has one son who was about two years old. I'm some clearly not about to me anytime soon. So there's no obvious male successor. They add the only person in the family who serves any role in the regime and has any kind of profile is a sister community young. Who's about thirty one years old and is very? She's his supporter has aid. She's there with him. Bringing him a pain or ashtray or making sure that everything goes smoothly for her brother and his new screams don't know that she's the system. She's not introduced to them in that way. She is just a member of official in. The work has pat tape. But so she's really the only one and she's not a good option. For what this chauvinistic system. Because the fact she's a woman but it's hard to say how else could be so would create a real crisis. I think inside North Korea if they suddenly had to try to arrange successor at short notice is the link between the ruling family and military close or they sort of functionally actually separate entities. No it's all very intertwined damning Kim Jong on his head of military and the political workers pads eight and he tops changes his top officials from both sides all the time. He's maybe a little more aligned West. The Workers Party the political side than his father was but Stanley. He needs both sides and has been using both sides. I think that's also part of the reason why he's perceived. A nuclear weapons is to placate the military. The way to give them some. You know shining you toys to play with them so that they don't overthrow this. Just millennial dictator.
"north korea." Discussed on The Signal
"Can you give us a sense about what we know about Kim Jong Il? No you've written a book about him. What's his what. What distinguishes him from his from the came in the family. Yeah I mean I think there's this tendency to view him as a cartoon character dictator mean partly because he has such a bizarre appearance with his Abassi in his funny head to the various photo shoots he does. I'm but I. That's I think to underestimate him to treat him in that way because he has really defied all expectations and he's been leading mouth almost eight and a half years and I think he's done that by being very strategic and ruthless and calculating and the way he has really at pursued nuclear weapons west unprecedented Vega and made really tangible progress but also being quite ambitious intensive the economy in some slight opening some slight reforms that he's Ashington net so he's much more. I think than his father was much more willing to take risks and Tim says yes. Threatening the United States meeting the leader of the United States allowing market forces to operate if you were living in a village outside Kim Young North Korea would have improved under Kim Jong UN's role or deteriorated or we just aren't really aren't and probably would have gotten slightly better in that. You know I would be allowed to make my own living now whereas before people had to live I to work in a state jobs like where can affect trait has known kid has no talent and saying they would still have to go to this job and get nothing for it is now because there is more of a mock economy which is something that conjunction has allowed to happen. I could entrepreneurial I could like cut hair or make Tofu. Import Rice cookers or something is more knee way to make.
"north korea." Discussed on The Signal
"So Kim Jong Hoon has been leading North Korea since twenty eleven when he took over from his father. Kim Jong Il and with the exception of his distinctive haircut and wardrobe. It's probably fair to say Kim. Jong UN is best known for his attempts to develop nuclear weapons right while Kim. Jong UN is mostly a figure of ridicule in Western countries. He's obviously a ruthless tyrant at harm. We know that he shifts his enemies off to labor camps that he reportedly shoots people who fall asleep while he's speaking and he's also widely believed to have had his half-brother poisoned while boarding a flight in Malaysia. Three years ago and inside from that we know almost nothing about Kim. Jong UN's day to day life except that on the fifteenth of April. Every year he makes a public appearance at his dead. Grandad's birthday potty except this year. He wasn't there so to talk about what that means. We called Anna Fifield. The Beijing bureau chief at The Washington Post and she wrote a book about Kim Jong UN cold. The great successor just to start. Can you give us a sense about what we know at the time that we're taping this interview about the whereabouts and Health Status of Kim Jong? Yeah well we don't know for sure pretty much anything career is such a black hole and issues relating to the leader himself are extremely closely held. So yeah there's very little that we can say for sure. But there's a lot of rumor that as a Sitcom about him because he has been missing for a couple of weeks notably he did not appear at the most important ceremony in North Korea. Which is the commemoration of his grandfather's birthday. So that happened. Which had kind of people puzzled what's going on and then these reports came out. Rumors started speculating that he had a hot operation and that he was a light recovering or that had gone badly and he was in bad shape. Perhaps even did. Yeah and what? What is the original source of this set of rumors as far as I can say? It's sort of like a news website run in South Korea by dissidents. That was the that was the story that CNN kind of picked up Waco. What do we know about the genesis of it? Yeah that's right. So that all started with the daily in K which is a website based in South Korea. Run by people who've escaped from North Korea. And I find this website very reliable about day to day things they have informants inside North Korea and they often report things about like the price of rice and certain cities. Things that like ordinary people would know.
"north korea." Discussed on PRI's The World
"Marco Werman. This is the world. Thanks for joining us on this. This Christmas Eve as we've been reporting this week. North Korea has sent a warning that it might be preparing an unwelcome Christmas gift for the United States. Today President Donald Trump was asked just about that he was at his mar-a-lago resort in Palm Beach Florida and he appeared to brush away the concern. That's okay we'll find out but the surprises and we'll deal with it versus excessively. Let's see what happens. Everybody's got surprises. But let's see what happens. I handle them as they come along. So how did we get to this point with North North Korea. Here's the world's Chris Wolf. You could say that. Donald trump inherited a pre existing condition from Barack Obama. George Chair tag twin. Either way you'll get yours in two thousand sixteen North Korean television announced on a hydrogen bomb test the H. Bomb of course can destroy entire cities. He's North Korea was also perfecting missiles to reach the United States. Jeffrey Lewis a professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Affairs in Monterey says this would have presented a huge challenge for any incoming administration an adversary of the United States had not acquired the ability to hit the US with nuclear weapon. Since China did more than thirty years years ago Obama ramped up sanctions against North Korea but Donald Trump put them into overdrive sung. Yoon Lee teaches Korean. Affairs at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. You throughout two thousand seventeen. The trump administration did the right thing in that for the first time in history. The United States tried to galvanize the international community to put maximum financial pressure on North Korea. Trump's maximum pressure policy also included threats of more severe consequences North Korea Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury life. The world has never seen but North Korea responded in kind that were more missile tests and more gushing on North Korean television into doing Nicole Nago movie on TV and John Twenty Seventeen.
"north korea." Discussed on And Now The Hard Part
"Down North Korea may claim the launch at space program is peaceful but outside the country at seen as a front for long range missile test rocket man on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime according to a psychological profile put together by US intelligence Kim Jong UN may you'll compelled to prove just how tough is in order to make up for his inexperience the president is right now on board Air Force One headed back to Washington after his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un we had a very good field right from the beginning and we're able to get something very important people were saying like he's got a very good personality he's funny and he's very very smart he's a great negotiator our guest today is June back she's a senior fellow at Brookings and former CIA analyst junk thanks so much for talking to us today let's start by discussing the problem of North Korean it's nukes okay talk us through it for decades it has been a cord a priority of US foreign policy to limit the spread of nuclear weapons and yet analysts predict that by next year North Korea will have as many as hundred bombs so what's going on here I think when we look at North Korea it's poor it Scott a repressive system forty percent or fifty percent of its people are malnourished or undernourished there is widespread stunting because people can't get enough food would have as many as a hundred twenty thousand two hundred thousand people in prison camps and yet they're still relevant in North Korea's relevance is in the fact that they're a disruptive not in East Asia where we have most of the world's economic growth and we have leading that country a thirty five year old who is paranoid power obsessed and has nuclear weapons and so that is the problem here is that how do you deal with a state like North Korea at that refuses to engage in any meaningful way and the regime has a death grip on these nuclear weapons that are not willing to give up and left talk about why this problem has proved so stubborn and persistent it's because it's not like the United States has been ignoring this issue right presidents going back at least Bill Clinton had and struggling to deal with it Jonathan I've been looking at some of the old CIA declassified documents going back to the fifties you know when nineteen fifty when North Korean forces attacked South Korea and North Korea even without nuclear weapons has been a national security concern for the United States and it's because it had a large army that was forward deploy toward the peninsula we had kale song the country's founder that was intent on reunification by force and who was not willing to give up his own power and consol dating his power through repression through military means through mass purges an ideology of isolation and self reliance he would eventually create one of the host secretive totalitarian and unique states in history and sometime around the one thousand nine hundred sixty s he started thinking about nuclear weapons he saw this as the old Samat guarantor of his rule to godlike status a cult of personality the world has rarely seen now you've written that a former colleague of yours in the once said that trying to understand the North Korean problem is like working on Jigsaw puzzle where you have a mere hint all of pieces in your opponent is purposely throwing pieces from other puzzles into the box what does that mean I get the intent or the spirit of that message is that there are lots of the pieces out there there are lots of information out there and you as the analyst you put those pieces together to have a story but when you look at a puzzle you have the box and you know what it's supposed to look like the problem is that we don't know what it's supposed to look like and our adversaries continue to throw an extra pieces different pieces different colors shapes sizes to throw you off you know it's common for every administration to do a policy review on North Korea and I think that's one of the key and says and one of our key weaknesses North Korea the Kim Dynasty has thought about US relations and about its regime survived Bowl and geopolitics it Sarah from a dynastic perspective whereas we talk about it in terms of four years or eight years or every presidential all election It's harder for democracies to have a consistent policy on an issue like North Korea I am pleased that the United States and North Korea yesterday reached agreement on the text of a framework document on North Korea's new Lear program this agreement will help to achieve and the negotiations did not fail because the gaps were wide because the level of trust was too low danger of the people of Northeast Asia they are a blatant violation of international law and they contradict the North Korea's own prior commitments now and you think consistency would have helped in this case but I think North takes advantage of inconsistency and this is one of the things that the North Koreans tell our diplomats and other people all the time is that why should we trust you guys because you throwaway various agreements never follow through. Why would we give something up if we can't trust you to follow through on your end and that's you know that's our strength mcreavy but it's also a weakness when we deal with North Korea so it sounds like we can summarize the problem by saying the following the how do you deal with nuclear-arms state that's building more bombs all the time that represents an existential threat and yet is not interested in any of the typical inducements that we offer in cases like this because it doesn't really want peace doesn't want to be integrated into the Western system everything that we've tried has failed and yet we can't stop trying because the threat is so great is that fair I would also add that it's highly unlikely that North Korea would use nuclear weapons on US I but the dangerous what that does to North Korea's decision making I have nuclear weapons that means that it can poke and prod elsewhere and you know we're not just talking about the nuclear weapons program I think the regime almost certainly knows that using it against the United States or anybody in the region or elsewhere is likely to lead to a regime ending response so I don't think we're there on regime intentions the problem is what the regime feels emboldened that Indu because it has weapons and because other countries would be reluctant to strike at North Korea for fear of sparking a nuclear conflict Kim Jong UN is sending a message here and it's crystal clear he wants a full-fledged nuclear capability and right now nothing is slowing him down.
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"Pretty nice addition to north korea's capabilities so this has been ongoing throughout the first half of the year but what's really interesting is that the assessment really has to do with the manufacturer of the vehicles themselves and associated support equipment but not with the actual manufacturer of airframes for two missiles which is an interesting choice on north korea's part i think there's several hypotheses to make sense that choice right on the more benign and you have sort of the idea that north korea is withholding from the production of airframes as diplomacy is ongoing as a show of goodwill on the more nefarious end you have the hypothesis that north korea's working on more advanced airframe materials and they're waiting to maybe figure out a production line for those so they're not continuing with the old medal based airframes they have have flight tested so far so that is the ongoing assessment but i think the clear takeaway here for the ongoing diplomacy is that they not only do we have this evidence of you know young van and other covert sites containing enrichment but their ballistic missile complex continues to be in full swing although we have also seen significantly reduced activities with regard to the movement of tells and missile transporters around the country last year in two thousand seventeen you know we had all sorts of coming out based on intel assessments on north korea's moving twelve's around the country and you know you'd see reports cbs nbc like north korea's moving missiles around possibly they're going to launch something but they were doing that every week and really this year that's been a noticeable decrease in the assessments that they're not just shuffling this around chong province near coup song or there was a lot of activity going on last year in the ballistic missile operating areas so it's interesting that the productions ongoing for the tells and the support materials possibly also for the the icbm tells but we don't really have an assessment on that yet and that's more complicated house for north korea given how large those vehicles are fairly difficult to manufacture but still probably get there to time because i think we saw signs last year of conjunction taking an interest in that so i think for them the tell again is a constraint so if they have six launchers and well maybe even less if they're thinking they wanna keep some ira bm's on them but let's say six launchers than they probably don't have a strong desire to make more than that until they're able to make more launchers so i find hell counting really intriguing because it's a constraint right you can only launch as many missiles as you have launchers for and i don't want to take their thunder but just to also make a little shout out i think dave schmor and jeffrey lewis are going to have something on solid fuel for the pook song to as well onto two so i mean we can definitely see that at the facilities on the east coast are active and happening and i won't take their thunder by saying anything more on that just stay small peer review part of that significance of the composite material airframes something which maybe just briefly mentioned why later more staff exactly we saw evidence last year in august when kim jong and visited the chemical materials institute of filaments casings sitting around that syllabi so we assume that they're manufacturing those and they have a supply chain and i feel like we saw in a parade to not in that and not in that design but another colleague michael dudes men he he noticed the wound filament in another missile designs on one on the on the trailer yeah yeah so this is for me i tend to think about this in the context of some of the pledges in the near speeches ms the the twentyseven teen kim jong new year speech was like we're going to get to the finish line in terms of icbm are indeed at the end of twenty seventeen he declared victory on that at the twenty eight team new year speech said mass production and quantitative expansion of the arsenal so i at least fully expect that that is what they are going.
"north korea." Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"People in north korea listening to stop radio there there are are there there are people in north korea especially the younger generation is being raised to now mart hacking skilled learn their way around the dark web the deep web things like that you know they're one of the best cybersecurity groups in the world comes at a north korea so you know there but there is that generational dividing guy if if you're gonna have a reunification of the korean peninsula you're talking about you know integration of people who've never note at life different than north korea and they all they've known as you know hunger poverty um not having enough not seeing their families um not knowing how to have a job or education only what they're allowed to have what he said they have so you know you're looking at millions of people that would need training education uh nutrition i mean the guy who crossed the border than demilitarized zone a couple of months ago got shot by the north troops you know they found parasites stomach he was a was reinsurance soldier a so you you're dealing with health issues i mean you you're looking at i don't wanna say you'd have two quarantine a little bit but you'd have to control whatever is coming in from the country whether it's you know food resources whatever's going between the borders you looking you could be looking at potential medical chris i heard different reasons for why there were parasites stomach like stuff about the fertilizer like the real reason he had parasites i doubts on his imagine at the end of the day it's poverty it yes i mean lack of nutro lack of good nutrition lack of uh ridicule.
"north korea." Discussed on New York Times - The Book Review
"You know and it's obviously not political at all it's not about north korea but she was just kind of amazed that two young people can fall in love and can not care about the regime but they can choose their own destinies and there was one book that i i mentioned out cold the cleanest race how north korean see themselves and it focuses on north korean government propaganda which is nonstop and constant but when also does get the sense that uh propaganda apparatus is breaking down to some degree especially among younger people especially in areas closer to the north korea chinese border and you know people can now a repairman on the black market to tweak your radio illegally so that it will catch international broadcast you can likewise they're there they have smuggled thumb drive with foreign movies south korea music and i think that this is probably having more effect than we than we think and just listening to south korean pop songs for love songs i think tends to undermine the uh all the regime rhetoric uh about how when solbes be ready to fight and support the government i i think that that's maybe the most effective way of opening mines culture yeah yeah it really is and now we don't have many levers to bring about change in north korea it's incredibly frustrating place test they policy but one of the suggestions of some north koreawatchers who might respect and it makes sense to me is that we should support and more of these smuggling efforts to bring in information and material through some drives there are markets that are beginning to open up around the country.
"north korea." Discussed on The Inquiry
"Plans of the military guys who were not interested in going into a conflict in the korean peninsula still have to come up with the planet the more detail you come up with a pen you'd be concert of an eu normalize it under glad efficient self eve miller judy option is taken by the present united states presidents i do not think that americans know all the places the way of these nuclear weapons hidden in north korea north korea's a mountainous country who will look of gave the equivalent of tunnels and all that they won't be able to destroys a nuclear arsenal but the north koreans we'll be able to destroy south korea and effect could japan it is an issue for sinking not just four american allies in the east but full nato countries as well i want to end by asking you will feel predictions what next for north korea i think they will survive in any case because there won't be any military settlement they will be politico salesman may be not in one year but the insee 35 years will get it y'all machine i think will will gradually turns a strategy of deterrence and containment that means living with a nuclear armed north korea but not acknowledging it as a nuclear country suit terry i would agree with that i think sanctions will continue forced time being itin north korea world probably completed its nuclear program and us were have to live with it jeanlouis i'm just going to throw at that time frame again and hope that we see something changer that we take advantage of a possible window of opportunity in two thousand eighteen before the september anniversary.
"north korea." Discussed on The Inquiry
"Both jr came to power immediately north korea was levelled as a rogue state answer all talks only cassation's via broken then you take the sixparty talks there was a very good road map to settle not just the nuclear issue of the korean peninsula but the whole set of problems relating to korean peninsula north korea south korea talks and so on there was an agreement and that statement was signed by representatives of the united states but somehow just after a fortnight sound von in washington didn't like it and the whole setup was abandoned therefore i think all this talk about 25 years of negotiations with pyongyang visually alleged to know where it is not fair because ever talks but as he was a particular party to the talks which always brawl it's promise suit terry do you think the us administration could accept north korea as a nuclear state i think we may have to live with nigren north korea which is different from accepting nuclear north korea because i just think politically to say to the world and now we accept nuclear north credits not i don't think that's possible in terms of policy but you can still learn to live with it as we have learned to live with nuclear china and nuclear russia and nuclear indiapakistan jeanlouis in in seoul from the us side they do need to understand better what it is the north koreans need or want and certainly the lack of access and lacking gauge men has made it very difficult for us to understand what gain they're playing so we need to play the game better is my potlucking arri all talk about the korean peninsular nuclear issue or north korean nuclear program but.
"north korea." Discussed on The Inquiry
"Career as we commonly call it yamei she in beijing china's cold for the us to offer north korea something in return to try and get into the table what's called a freeze to freeze agreement can you just tala's what that is is so much hina once is north korea freeze itself further testing nuclear tests as well as missile test and for the us and south korea paused their joints are largescale military exercises so far neither north korea nor the united states is interested in that format from the us point view because their joint exercises a complete legal exercise its recognised under international law while what north korea has been doing it is completely illegal also that's not a not fair trade off and north korea it's very close to completing its nuclear deterence sense not willing to paul's as of the double freezes not going anywhere actually the de beer key had proposed something collegue that's already in 2015 and 2016 so they will be prepared for this process so everything depends on the united states spot in the united states everything depends on the domestic politics see terry in washington dc we might have a natural break here because south credits as proposed at least postponing the joint exercises coming up because of the winter olympics in county on and paralympics and i think the us might go for that which means we might have a break without anybody agreeing to this frees for freeze clock division selfish into ambassador please do yes this again in beijing plot of people have noticed more frequent engagements between north korea and russia and people are wondering what role rush eighth positioning itself in this whole issue so can't can you talk about what a role it's fleming to blameless actually they.
"north korea." Discussed on The Inquiry
"Probably can reach not only the west coast of the united states but all of the united states including florida so you think the chances of them having a nuclear weapon is able to fit on an intercontinental ballistic missile ethan the chances a fairly high i can't actually right out an equation that proves it if so facto but if we look at you know what china other countries did at this point and if we think of all the benefits that north korea has of advanced technology than yes i think from a policy standpoint you have to be open to the probability that this will work for them by differ of been shown his important that i agree weeks militia led the eventually they will get there but do they have the capability today it launch nucleartipped missile at the united states in in my opinion the answer is no not yet although this less on fifteen is one big missile that can most likely reach the united states they had one launch of this missile in a lofted trajectory there is no way that you can have confidence that that missile is going to be able to be fired end arrived reliably eventually in my opinion they will get there but they are not capable of doing that today they may not be capable of sending nuclear weapons to the us but they certainly are capable today of sending them to japan and south korea so it's a very dangerous situation now and it may be that we have a different understanding of what's the word capable truly means i guess when i think of north korea i think that they rely on good enough much more than any us military programme ever would it's frustrating that they seemed to be sloppy.
"north korea." Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Hey what we know about this case does definitely make it more threatening but the problem is that it being more threatening dozen expand the range of policy choices to make us likelier to handle it right so what i think i noticed for example in the secretary of defense is recent comments that were not sure that north korea has the ability to strike the united states with a nuclear weapon is that he is trying to buy time for a politically and diplomatically led sanctions policy to get traction a theme the white house is talking as though any day now we're gonna need to make a choice about whether to preventatively attack north korea and my senses that both the secretary of state in his comments about possible negotiations with north korea and the secretary of defense in his mooting whether north korea's really across threshold year are both with trying to buy time in a strategy where the best option available to us in my judgment continues to be buying time one more thing i ought to have said about the parallels between uh between the north korea example and the iraq example i went to work in the bush white house after september eleven ththen i wasn't a bush partisan ahead of worked on the campaign my strongest impression in two thousand two and two thousand three was house geared the senior leadership was that they really didn't wanna have to go back to americans and say we've no for fifteen years saddam hussein was a problem we took a third of his country away from and the last time we fought him we've had continuous military operations going on challenged continuously by saddam hussein's government since then he not only had chemical weapons in not only used them on the iranian seized them on his own population.
"north korea." Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Mine mom and the rest of the american public about what needed doing and why we were doing it the trump administration is nowhere near carrying that conversation for a war of choice on north korea which i think is especially dangerous given the likely dramatic and horrific consequences of fighting that were near the other thing at that it that really strikes he is that the kind of war the white house is talking about that is a preventative war a bolt out of the blue to destroy north korea's capabilities that requires surprise which i think in their minds justifies them not having a broadscale public conversation to persuade americans this needs doing and that really is dangerous because it's selfreinforcing right we don't need to have this conversation session with a public because this needs to be a surprise strike said that justifies us not having a conversation with the public and i think this is part of a broader strain of the president's thinking that it somehow disadvantageous for others to know what we're doing in the wars were fighting and that that justifies not explaining to the american people what we're doing and i think that's fundamentally bad public policy yeah i mean like i sort of joked about this administration compared the bush administration but there are some very serious thoughtful people working for president trump a national security like a secretary mattis trump's national security adviser h r mcmaster wrote a book called a dereliction of duty which focused on now president lyndon johnson's advisers failed to warn him away from escalating the war vietnam with disastrous results what do you make of the fact that even h r mcmaster is rhetoric is alarming in makes it sound like the situation is a crisis.
"north korea." Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Really is quite striking the president at lieutenantgeneral mcmaster the national security adviser are both saying that north korea can't be deterred that is that they way we protect ourselves against the soviet union since nineteen forty eight or nine when they got nuclear weapons the way we defend ourselves against china the way we defend ourselves against other nuclear possessor states is inadequate to handling the emergent north korean nuclear program and i think that's fundamentally untrue it's true that we haven't been able to deter north korea from continuing to work on nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that could reach the united states but the north koreans have been deterred since 1950s three from attacking the united states south korea japan or other countries whose security we are committed to and care about and so i'm actually genuinely worried that the white house might believe what they're saying and the second thing is even if they don't believe what they're saying they are painting themselves into a corner where the president's only options will be either a humiliating climbdown and accepting north korea's nuclear weapons and that we can deter them as we have deterred them in the past and as we have deterred other states that our nuclear weapons possessors so either that or fighting a preventative war against north korea to remove those weapons from their possession and i think the costs of choosing to fight that war on the basis of a threat that they might use those weapons against us would be not only horror ethically.
"north korea." Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition
"Resists the pressure that's being put on its uh they're able to import foods because they have a chronic uh food shortfall every year and and when the weather is bad the that that can be massive and uh so you know they need to keep their uh their population if not uh wellset at least surviving um and so you know one of the the issues it's gonna come up his as this pressure builds on north korea um do you and is already complaining that its it's forcing not ordinary north koreans to suffer and they're they're going hungry um i think this is inevitable that's uh in order for sanctions to be effective they are going to have to cause real pain uh to the leadership and of course it won't caused painted leadership and tell the ordinary north koreans are already suffering severe hardship um so that's that's something we need to think about it in advance but it also needs to be said that uh there isn't that much evidence that ordinary north koreans are suffering more than they usually do at the moment the reports were getting from north korea are that the prices of food have written risen somewhat uh but not dramatically uh while of fuel for example gasoline and diesel the those prices have gone up considerably um um so north korea's is actually becoming more marketoriented in terms of of the foods supply most north koreans about seventy percent of north koreans rely on private markets now for for their food rather than the state distribution system so uh it's uh it's not really clear yet that that the sanctions are doing their job of of uh putting the regime under real pressure.
"north korea." Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition
"So it's it it's not something where you just turn on the sanctions and you get instant results and also i think there is more than we can do with sanctions there there are secondary sanctions that the trump administration has so far been fairly reluctance to put in place against chinese companies banks individuals who are trading with north korea uh i think they've they've been reluctant to add because they wanted to keep beijing on side uh and hoped that beijing would do more but that's now is is a very real option to uh to uh in institute sanctions that would cut off those companies end and banks that do business with them from the international financial system rex tillerson let's talk about him because he has been pushing talks with north korea like many of his predecessors who have occupied that office condeleezza rice madeleine albright just to name a few hugo how can you see a missile watch and conclude that well that must be an indication that the north you know would be open to talks about i just don't understand the thinking there whoa i think rex tillerson is pursuing a different track than donald trump is an and the rest of the administration he is trying to keep open the uh the possibility for talks and part of that i think is also a uh dealing with the chinese the chinese to obviously have very different view of north korea they they basically think that it's our fault us's fault that uh we're we make north korea feel insecure and therefore north korea needs feels it needs a nuclear program and if we we just stopped making the north koreans feel so insecure uh and pay them uh this problem would go away and i think rex tillerson has been wage who solicitous of the of the chinese point of view on this and has uh has made statements you know there were not seeking regime change in north korea which make absolutely no sense because regime change is definitely one of the avenues by which show we can hope to to resolve.