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Who's Side Are They On? Nets Tout North Korea's Anti-US 'Defiance'

12 August 2017

The North Korean government also predicted a "shameful defeat" and "final doom" for the United States, according to CNN.

The letter by the Detroit Democrat was signed by 60 members of the U.S. House, including Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield, urging direct negotiations between North Korea and the United States.

Zakaria said, "What you have in Donald Trump is something absolutely extraordinary".

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North Korea has now launched more than a dozen missiles just this year and continues to threaten to turn the capital of South Korea into a "sea of fire".

He added, "In this case, what we have is the art of the bluff".

During his recent phone call with Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in stressed that "South Korea can never accept a war erupting again on the Korean Peninsula", insisting that "the North Korean nuclear issue must be resolved in a peaceful, diplomatic manner through a close coordination between South Korea and the United States".

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Nor can US-led United Nations sanctions on North Korea achieve an effective solution.

And it's really only - it's been less than a week since the U.N. Security Council took their actions where - these were massive sanctions. If Donald Trump is even remotely thinking of making some kind of attack on North Korea, no one on earth will be safe from the fallout - and we mean that both literally and figuratively. It was a pretty big deal because it was a unanimous vote that included Russian Federation and China. That's all preferred, is getting that to work rather than the military option.

"That would send a signal to North Korea and China that would probably do more good to avoid war than anything I can think of". As far as the president's words go, it's important for the North Koreans to know that all options are on the table for us and to re-engage with the global community to change their ways in the best interest not just of Kim Jong Un, but also of his regime and his people.

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While this development represents a potential game-changer in the region, it also creates a historic opportunity for President Trump to leverage diplomacy in order to strike a deal with North Korea, thereby achieving what no other U.S. president has been able to. We're not going to contain the threat. We need to get - it's going to be tested quickly over the course of literally weeks as to whether or not China's serious. Thanks so much for your time this morning.

Who's Side Are They On? Nets Tout North Korea's Anti-US 'Defiance'