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Monday, September 18, 2017

North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41309774

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Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Kim Jong-un and top military officials celebrated Friday's missile launch

North Korea has warned that more sanctions and pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme.

In a strongly worded statement, Pyongyang called a new set of UN sanctions "the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility".

Meanwhile, the presidents of the US and China committed to "maximising pressure" on the North through vigorous enforcement of UN resolutions.

Earlier, the US and South Korea carried out joint military exercises.

North Korea fired its latest missile over Japan on Friday. It travelled 3,700km (2,299 miles), putting the US Pacific territory of Guam, which North Korea says it has a plan to target, within reach.

The launch followed a fresh round of UN sanctions and was unanimously condemned by the UN Security Council as "highly provocative".

What has North Korea said?

The foreign ministry statement, carried by the country's official news agency KCNA, said: "The increased moves of the US and its vassal forces to impose sanctions and pressure on the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] will only increase our pace towards the ultimate completion of the state nuclear force."

It also said that the goal of the new UN sanctions, approved on 11 September, was to "physically exterminate" the country's people, system and government.

The sanctions are an attempt to starve North Korea of fuel and income for its weapons programmes, and restrict oil imports and ban textile exports.

The fresh measures followed the sixth and most powerful nuclear test conducted by Pyongyang earlier this month.

But some critics have raised questions over the effectiveness of the restrictions, as North Korea is still able to trade internationally.

The country's commerce with China, its main ally, was partially responsible for an estimated economic growth of 3.9% last year, Bloomberg news agency reports.

How is the world responding?

The issue of North Korea's weapons programme is expected to dominate US President Donald Trump's address at the UN General Assembly and his meetings with the leaders of South Korea and Japan.

Mr Trump previously warned that "all options" were on the table and that North Korea would face "fire and fury" if it continued to threaten the US.

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In a phone call on Monday, Mr Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping committed to "maximising pressure on North Korea through vigorous enforcement" of UN Security Council resolutions, the White House said.

Washington has repeatedly urged Beijing to take more direct action to rein in Pyongyang, while China says the US should refrain from issuing more threats.

Russia has also criticised what it describes as "aggressive rhetoric" from the US.

China and Russia only agreed to the new UN sanctions after they were softened by Washington.

Meeting on the sidelines of UN General Assembly, the foreign ministers of both countries reaffirmed their call that the crisis should be resolved by diplomacy, a statement from Russia's foreign ministry said.

What about US-South Korea military drills?

The US military carried out an aerial military drill on Monday with South Korea near the border between the Koreas, the defence ministry in Seoul said.

The drill was to "demonstrate the deterrence capability of the US-South Korea alliance against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats", it added.

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption US and South Korean jets carried out a joint military drill

Defence Minister Song Young-moo told a parliamentary hearing that the exercises were being conducted "two to three times a month these days", Reuters news agency reports.

In other developments:

  • China and Russia began a joint naval exercise east of the Korean peninsula but it is unclear if it is linked to current tensions in the region

  • Spain said it was expelling the North Korean ambassador. The move follows similar decisions by Peru and Mexico and comes after the US urged international action against the country. Kuwait has reportedly decided to take the same measure

  • US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said at the Pentagon there were military options to address the North Korean crisis that would not put the South Korean capital, Seoul, at grave risk. But he declined to give details

 

COMMENT:

What is this that means to USA that North Korea threatened to the World’s?

Is this what we nation would be forced to gulp because of this criminal President who has left nothing upturned stone to invite abusive language to hurled at at our motherland.

And yet we are to call this son of a filthy dirty swine our president who smeared the bright well repute of our mother land to lowest ebb of the deep ocean. Our Pride and high head to the down to land.

 

This bastard ultimately sold our country to foreign country’s authorities for a few coin by this son of a GRAND SON OF  PIMP  that to day he proved that a MEMBER OF PIMP DYNASTY of whores can never be fit for the post of a President of the lone super power.

In conclusion I would request the investigators to kindly draw an end of the investigations and stop this rascal bloody idiot from harassing our motherland any further. 

If you all can please see that he is prosecuted on charges of treachery with the country and the nation by colluding with a foreign country. And lying outright to save his associates of Republican Party ‘s, Zionists lawmakers.  

 

WORLD NEWS
09/17/2017 05:21 pm ET

Rohingya Muslims Beg Myanmar Authorities For Safe Passage

“We’re terrified. We’ll starve soon and they’re threatening to burn down our houses,” one villager told Reuters.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rohingya-myanmar_us_59bee600e4b0edff971d0362?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003

SITTWE, Myanmar, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.

“We’re terrified,” Maung Maung, a Rohingya official at Ah Nauk Pyin village, told Reuters by telephone. “We’ll starve soon and they’re threatening to burn down our houses.”

Another Rohingya contacted by Reuters, who asked not to be named, said ethnic Rakhine Buddhists came to the same village and shouted, “Leave, or we will kill you all.”

Fragile relations between Ah Nauk Pyin and its Rakhine neighbors were shattered on Aug. 25, when deadly attacks by Rohingya militants in Rakhine State prompted a ferocious response from Myanmar’s security forces.

At least 430,000 Rohingya have since fled into neighboring Bangladesh to evade what the United Nations has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”

About a million Rohingya lived in Rakhine State until the recent violence. Most face draconian travel restrictions and are denied citizenship in a country where many Buddhists regard them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

Tin Maung Swe, secretary of the Rakhine State government, told Reuters he was working closely with the Rathedaung authorities, and had received no information about the Rohingya villagers’ plea for safe passage.

“There is nothing to be concerned about,” he said when asked about local tensions. “Southern Rathedaung is completely safe.”

National police spokesman Myo Thu Soe said he also had no information about the Rohingya villages but that he would look into the matter.

Asked to comment, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department’s East Asia Bureau made no reference to the situation in the villages, but said the United States was calling “urgently” for Myanmar’s security forces “to act in accordance with the rule of law and to stop the violence and displacement suffered by individuals from all communities.”

“Tens of thousands of people reportedly lack adequate food, water, and shelter in northern Rakhine State,” spokeswoman Katina Adams said. “The government should act immediately to assist them.”

Adams said Patrick Murphy, the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia, would reiterate grave U.S. concern about the situation in Rakhine when he meets senior officials in Myanmar this week.Britain is to host a ministerial meeting on Monday on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York to discuss the situation in Rakhine.

Cathal McNaughton / Reuters

Rohingya cross a swollen river at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 17, 2017.

NO BOATS

Ah Nauk Pyin sits on a mangrove-fringed peninsula in Rathedaung, one of three townships in northern Rakhine State. The villagers say they have no boats.

Until three weeks ago, there were 21 Muslim villages in Rathedaung, along with three camps for Muslims displaced by previous bouts of religious violence. Sixteen of those villages and all three camps have since been emptied and in many cases burnt, forcing an estimated 28,000 Rohingya to flee.

Rathedaung’s five surviving Rohingya villages and their 8,000 or so inhabitants are encircled by Rakhine Buddhists and acutely vulnerable, say human rights monitors.

The situation is particularly dire in Ah Nauk Pyin and nearby Naung Pin Gyi, where any escape route to Bangladesh is long, arduous, and sometimes blocked by hostile Rakhine neighbors.

Maung Maung, the Rohingya official, said the villagers were resigned to leaving but the authorities had not responded to their requests for security. At night, he said, villagers had heard distant gunfire.

“It’s better they go somewhere else,” said Thein Aung, a Rathedaung official, who dismissed Rohingya allegations that Rakhines were threatening them.

Only two of the Aug. 25 attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) took place in Rathedaung. But the township was already a tinderbox of religious tension, with ARSA citing the mistreatment of Rohingya there as one justification for its offensive.

In late July, Rakhine residents of a large, mixed village in northern Rathedaung corraled hundreds of Rohingya inside their neighborhood, blocking access to food and water.

A similar pattern is repeating itself in southern Rathedaung, with local Rakhine citing possible ARSA infiltration as a reason for ejecting the last remaining Rohingya.

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COMMENT

Shading crocodile tears by the world powers are nothing but a fraudulent act of treachery to the human beings and the humanity. It is their creation of ethnic killing in particular where there is Muslims by this group claiming to be the policeman of the world for the safety and security OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF NATIONS.

But in reality it is they who ignite the Fire of killings and after the fire has almost wiped of a segment of the Muslims they outburst into shading crocodile tears to hide their filthy acts of terrorism.

They do it through a bloody motherfuckers kicked out Zionists from the homeland of Germany. The Myanmar Generals Russia directly, UK, and French through the motherfucker Zionists leader Netanyahu PM of Israel.

Bloody well stop this fake crying and stop this killing. Bloody rascal if you can’t do it then get out of the so called policing the world. Disgusting filthy nations running the world as the protector of safety and security of the world. The bloody thieves, thugs and cold blooded murders.

A naked impotent bloody organization United Nation. All these permanent members the noted criminals should resign. And break down the UN structure. It would be better to have nothing then an ass sucker of the criminal UN.

How funny we have a genocide criminal as the Chairman of UN law affairs of the world. Can you now believe this bastards the Zionist those who were responsible for the Holocaust have been made the Chairman of the legal section of UN why is to protect the criminal police men of the world indirectly the criminals.

The Myanmar Generals those who are responsible must be arrested on charges of committal of genocide and tried in Hague ICC and punished.

Immediate investigation against the genocide of Rohinga be started by Human Rights Commission. Why were they waiting? To see the fun!


Saturday, September 16, 2017



World
China 'will not accept North Korea as nuclear weapons state', ambassador warns

Jeff Farrell,The Independent 10 hours ago


https://www.yahoo.com/…/china-apos-not-accept-north-1107083…

China has warned that it will never accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons state, Beijing’s ambassador to the US warned, just hours after Kim Jong-un said his country was on course to achieve that “final goal”.
Speaking at a Chinese embassy event in Washington DC, Cui Tiankai also called on Donald Trump’s administration to stop sabre-rattling against the secretive communist state.
Instead the US should “resume dialogue and negotiation” over the stand-off, he said.
“Honestly, I think the United States should be doing much more than now, so that there’s real effective international 
cooperation on this issue,” he told reporters.
“They should refrain from issuing more threats. They should do more to find effective ways to resume dialogue and negotiation,” he said, while adding that China would never accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons state.
His comments came within days of North Korea firing another ballistic missile over Japan that landed in the Pacific Ocean.
It came despite threats by US President Donald Trump that the communist state would feel the “fire and fury” of his armed forces unless it halted its nuclear weapons programme.
Pyongyang shrugged off the rhetoric and launched another deadly Hwasong-12 in its goal to become a nuclear power and reach an “equilibrium” of military force with the US.
Mr Trump described the move as an act of “utter contempt for its neighbours and the entire world” and warned any US response would be “effective and overwhelming”.
North Korea on Friday launched its latest ballistic missile – which travelled past Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido before landing in the sea.
Its leader Kim Jong-un, who was quoted by the state news agency KCNA, later said: “Our final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the US and make the US rulers dare not talk about military option.”
In response, President Trump warned that American military options were robust should they be required to respond 
to threats from Pyongyang.
Speaking at Joint Base Andrews, the Air Force installation outside Washington, Mr Trump said: “America and our allies will never be intimidated. We will defend our people, our nations, and our civilization, from all who dare to threaten our way of life.
“This includes the regime of North Korea, which has once again shown its utter contempt for its neighbours, and the entire world community.”

COMMENT:

IF THE MINISTER OF STATE MINISTER HAS LEARNED TO UNDERSTAND THE CHINES DIPLOMACY THEN HE SHOULD UNDERSTAND FROM THE STATEMENT  DELIVERED BY THE UN AMBASSADOR IT IS KILLING TWO BIRDS IN ONE.SHOT.

FIRST, CHINA SWITCHED OFF THE US FROM PRESSURING CHINA TO BRING DOWN PRESSURE ON NORTH KOREA BEYOND CHINA'S ABILITY TO DO SO.BY, SAYING, IT DOES NOT WANT A NUKE NORTH KOREA. FULL STOP.

SECONDLY IT SAID INDIRECTLY US IS THE NO.I POWER OF THE WORLD WHEN IT COULD NOT COW DOWN NORTH KOREA HOW COULD IT DO SO..

BY SAYING SO, CHINA HAS HURLED A TIGHT SLAP ON THE FLOPPY RED WHITE FACE OF THE US PRESIDENT AND HIS  SECRETARY OF STATE , THE PUPPET OF RUSSIANS BASTARDS.

IT IS NOW CLEAR THAT NONE OF THE MOST TRUSTED ALLIES OF US WOULD COME FORWARD TO LIFT THE TESTICLES OF THE US PRESIDENT TO HELP SAVE HIS FACE NOT EVEN THE ISRAEL'S ZIONIST MOTHERFUCKER PM NETANYAHU. .WHOM THE US ZIONIST LAWMAKER SONS OF SWINES  GRANTED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

THE US NATION NOW WATCH THE GAME OF OUR MOST TRUST WORTHY .ALLIES THE ISRAEL.BASTARDS. WHEN IN NEGOTIATION TABLE BOTH RUSSIA AND CHINA WOULD ASK THAT IF ISRAEL TOTALLY DISARMS OF ALL TYPES OF NUKES ONLY THEN NORTH KOREA WOULD DO SO VOLUNTARILY. WHAT THEN?


THEN THIS BLOODY MOTHERFUCKER NATIONS OF ZIONISTS WOULD BECOME THE BONE OF CONTENTION OF THE ENTIRE WORLD AND US WOULD BE DIRECTLY BLAMED AND HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ALLOWING IT TO BECOME NUKE STATE.
 FOR WHOSE INTEREST. BUT WHY??

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Thursday, September 14, 2017





World

Will China Invade North Korea and Take Its Nuclear Facilities?

Oriana Skylar Mastro,Newsweek 9 hours ago


https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-invade-north-korea-nuclear-161803948.html


This article first appeared on the American Enterprise Institute site.
On the surface, China’s North Korea policy seems relatively consistent. China is keen to demonstrate that it is cooperating with international efforts to rein in North Korea, including allowing the passage of various U.N. Security Council sanctions on the regime.
But China has also been unwilling to push the Kim regime as much as the United States wants, primarily for fear of provoking reckless behavior on the part of Kim Jong Un, as well as the loss of any influence China has left.
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In a picture released September 13, 2016, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects Farm No. 1116 under Korean People's Army Unit 810 at an undisclosed location in North Korea. KCNA/AFP/Getty
However, if one looks a bit deeper, China’s North Korea strategy is evolving in subtle and significant ways.

1. China is no longer wedded to the preservation of the Kim regime.

Over the past three years, Chinese President Xi Jinping has been surprisingly vocal in support of Korean reunification in the long term—though through a gradual, incremental peace—even if it entails the demise of North Korea as a sovereign state. Polls suggest that Chinese public opinion generally supports moving away from North Korea.
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2. Chinese interests in a Korea contingency have expanded beyond concerns about a refugee spillover to include nuclear security.

Chinese military capabilities have improved greatly over the past 10 years, and the missions the People's Liberation Army (PLA) may be involved in have expanded in tandem. Training, equipment, exercises and aspects of the reorganization suggest contingency plans are likely in place for a mission to secure North Korean nuclear weapons and fissile material.
Chinese leaders may intervene to seize North Korean nuclear facilities to prevent North Korean use or the U.S., Japan or South Korea from striking them, which could result in cross-border contamination.

3. China is unlikely to fight to protect the Kim regime, and its defense and political officials do not expect to be invited to intervene.

Most recognize that Chinese forces may even be opposed by North Korean forces but will at least have an advantage because Kim will orient his forces south to deal with U.S. and South Korean forces.
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4. The PLA may move into North Korean territory to ensure a degree of control over the conflict and its outcome.

China will need to be involved in any contingency on the peninsula to ensure that Korea reunifies on terms favorable to Beijing. The last thing China wants is North Korean instability or an outcome that strengthens the U.S. role in the region.
However, Beijing is more likely to pressure Pyongyang and risk instability if it believes it stands to benefit regardless of how North Korea responds.

5. Explicit planning for contingencies on the Korean peninsula is still too sensitive for China.

However, the United States and China could begin coordination efforts indirectly, such as through civilian training or technical exchanges on nuclear issues, or through supporting China’s expanded involvement in international nuclear security exercises. U.S. experts and officials could also push to observe China’s national level nuclear emergency joint exercises, such as the Shendun series.
To learn more, please see the full brief here.
Oriana Skylar Mastro is a Jeane Kirkpatrick visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where she focuses on Chinese military and security policy in the Asia Pacific and is writing a book on China’s approach to global leadership. She is also assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and serves in the United States Air Force Reserve as a political-military affairs strategist at Pacific Air Forces.

COMMENT:

A SIMPLE QUESTION WHY NOT ASK US IF IT WOULD ATTACK ISRAEL AND TAKE OVER ALL WMD FROM ISRAEL

ALL THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING BECAUSE OF MISSILE FIRING  IN NORTH KOREA IS BECAUSE OF THIS UNCOUTH ZIONIST STATE. ISRAEL

YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT ISRAEL IS TO US, NORTH KOREA IS TO CHINA..
 THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PAID ANALYSTS IN US GOVERNMENT ORG. WHY SHOULD NOT THEY DO THE RESEARCH WORK AND TELL THE AUTHORITIES WHY NORTH KOREA IS SO ADAMANT TO EVEN THREATENED US. WHETHER IT HAS A COVERT BACK UP SUPPORT OF ANY SUPER POWER OR NOT

EATING MONEY DOING NOTHING TANTAMOUNT TO NOT INTENTIONALLY HELPING  THE GOVERNMENT IS A CRIME.

TIME HAS COME WHEN ISRAEL HAS TO SURRENDER ALL ITS NUKES OR PUT US IN JEOPARDY AND TO THINK AFRESH IF IT WOULD HAVE TO KEEP FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIP TIES WITH ISRAEL OR NOT, LEAST TO SPEAK TO TAKE THE TERRORIST  STATE OF ISRAEL AS A TRUSTED  ALLY . 

TIME WOULD BE RUNNING OUT VERY SOON. TO STOP NORTH KOREA DIPLOMATICALLY. THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD BARGAINING POINT.

THINK AND TAKE A DECISION AFTER A DETAIL DELIBERATION ON BOTH THE MERITS AND DEMERITS OF THE ISSUE BEFORE THE MATTER ESCALATES AND RUNS OUT  CONTROL.