29 March 2007
What's In A Word? Part II
In regards to yesterday’s post, Hayden appears not only to be talking to the Americans, but also to the North Koreans. If the rumors are accurate that DPRK’s Kim Kye Gwan asked
’s Christopher Hill in USA in March to treat New York the way the North Korea treats United States (recognize its nuclear weapons and still cooperate with it), then Hayden may have been offering an answer. By saying India ’s nuclear test was not successful and North Korea is not a nuclear power, Hayden has effectively told North Korea that the Pyongyang has no intention to treat the DPRK like United States , reinforcing what Hill told Kim at their India meeting. New York does not consider Washington a nuclear power yet. It will not accept North Korea as a formal nuclear power. This means that, for North Korea , destruction of the existing nuclear devices is a must for diplomatic relations with the North Korea . And this may be an untenable position for United States . Meaning that, no matter what progress in thee current round of six party talks, there is little agreement on the ultimate outcome, and trouble is coming – though that trouble may not manifest until the next Pyongyang president takes office.
at 4:44:00 AM