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Henningsen: US on the Wrong Side of History in North Korea

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 15:17
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The North Korean crisis took another turn this week. Yesterday, the UN Security Council passed a new round of sanctions against North Korea, following their recent alleged hydrogen bomb test.

According to the UN’s High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, North Korea does not want to start a nuclear war, and the US is not seeking regime change in Pyongyang.

“I don’t think DPRK wants to start a nuclear war,” said Nakamitsu in Geneva on Tuesday.

She added: “Maybe I‘m missing something but as far as I hear, no one is really asking for any collapse of DPRK, quite the contrary. No one is talking about regime change, quite the contrary.”

Why this may not be true in literal terms, as US officials have made a series of counterproductive nuclear threat to North Korea. While Defense Secretary James Mattis raised the prospects of the US deploying nuclear warheads in South Korea, Senator John McCain threatened North Korea with “extinction” if they did not stop ‘their aggression’.

21WIRE editor Patrick Henningsen explains the fundamental flaw in Washington’s calculus and what needs to happen for negotiations to bear real fruit for peace in the region. Watch:

READ MORE NORTH KOREA NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire North Korea Files


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