U.S., Japan, S Korea seek U.N. action if N Korea fires rocket

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    semperfi

    Going the UN route is the best approach to respond to N Korea's insolence - if it should, indeed, test a missile..

  • 1

    megosaa

    what in the world are they thinking?!

  • 2

    viking68

    The UN isn't going to do anything but pass some (gas) language condemning a launch.

  • -3

    globalwatcher

    I’m not going to get into what that might be, but there’s always ways to toughen enforcement of sanctions

    And it will be enforced, no doubt about it. Noda, SK, US and UN really mean it.

  • -2

    some14some

    Lifting sanctions could be one of the actions/options :) U.N may pass (usual) non-binding resolution, that's it.

  • -5

    globalwatcher

    some14someDec. 06, 2012 - 01:57PM JST

    Lifting sanctions could be one of the actions/options :) U.N may pass (usual) non-binding resolution, that's it.

    I do not think so.

  • -3

    saidani

    Yes, because the best way to deal with "rogue states" (read: those nations who will not comply with the US) is to get the UN to approve sanctions which seems to presage US actions against the offending nation (i.e., Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya). Meanwhile, hands off genocide in Africa (one supposes that the US is either has no vested interests or supports the tyrants in charge).

    On the other hand, Japan can open negotiations with N Korea about the abductees and S Korea can openly express the desire for reunification talks. That is, until the US gets involved and demands that any deals with N Korea go through the US government, making all negotiations between S Korea/Japan and N Korea unlikely to bear fruit.

    But, for N Korea, the US has some problems, namely China and Russia which leads one to believe that this, like Iran, is a means of pressuring China which would not be opposed to reunification of the Korean peninsula except for the large presence of US troops.

    There can be no peace in Asia until the US is excluded from any talks. Japan and S Korea are not acting in their own best interests by backing the US call for UN sanctions, but merely to keep the US in a position of authority in Asia.

  • 1

    globalwatcher

    **There can be no peace in Asia until the US is excluded from any talks. **

    Unless you signed up for Japanese military, your post is void. I did my share, dude.

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    USNinJapan2

    saidani

    Sure because we all know how the UN supports the US' agenda. Right. As for China and Russia, it's looking like they're none too happy about this launch either. It just may be that this time the UNSC will vote to take meaningful action against the DPRK for a change.

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    Wakarimasen

    Yes, a strongly worded statement.

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    lostrune2

    There can be no peace in Asia until the US is excluded from any talks.

    Good luck with that.

    It's North Korea who doesn't want South Korea and Japan in the negotiation table. North Korea wants to talk with the US directly and the US only. It's the US who insisted that South Korea and Japan be in the table.

    Without the US, South Korea and Japan would be talking with themselves, because North Korea would not be there neither.

  • -3

    technosphere

    There can be no peace in Asia until the US is excluded from any talks.

    Good point.

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