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Report: N. Korean leader regrets test

October 19th, 2006 . by Gerry-Bevers

According to an Associated Press article, “Report: N. Korean leader regrets test,” Kim Jong-il regrets their nuclear test and expressed willingness to return to 6-party talks “if the US makes a concession to some degree.”

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Il expressed regret about his country’s nuclear test to a Chinese delegation and said Pyongyang would return to international nuclear talks if Washington backs off a campaign to financially isolate the country, a South Korean newspaper reported Friday. …

Isn’t the trade supposed to be “North Korean nukes” for “lifting UN sanctions,” not more deadend talks? Why not meet at the 6-party talks to discuss nukes and UN sanctions?

Anyway, it is nice to see that North Korea regrets its action, which seems to prove that sanctions do work.


8 Responses to “Report: N. Korean leader regrets test”

  1. comment number 1 by: ponta

    Makes me laugh, but it goes to show that KJI is not insane. In fact, he is smart. I guess he will get more sympathy from South Korea, and more South Korean people will blame the U.S. for not conceding. Or am I wrong? I hope so.

  2. comment number 2 by: sqz

    According to an Associated Press article, “Report: N. Korean leader regrets test,” Kim Jong-il regrets their nuclear test and expressed willingness to return to 6-party talks “if the US makes a concession to some degree.”

    「望みどおりにならないと、会談をしない」
    “If my demand is not accepted, I do not talk together.”
    どっかで聞いたことがありますね。
    I heard a similar thing somewhere.
    会談をしないかぎり、問題が解決することはありません。
    It is not that a problem is settled as far as it does not talk together.
    奴隷でも植民地でも属国でも無い、独立国家なのですから。
    Because all countries is the independent nation. not slave. not colony. not dependency.
    北朝鮮は無条件で六者協議に戻るべきです。
    North Korea should return to 6-party talks unconditionally.

  3. comment number 3 by: KidfromOhio

    Last night I read this article…..and I guess my father was right – ( not just a normal nutjob…he spoke at the pentagon a quite a few times – )

    “as much of an inasne person everyone think KJI is, he is very clever – and his sole mission is to continue his regime. Ever since his father’s death in 1994, he had managed to control NK with iron fist, and the outside world with destabilization. Do not worry about NK – even though people around the globe is afraid of NK – People of South Korea are calm, since they have been used to the tension inbetween NK and SK. They have nuclear weapons now, that is different, but no one is paniking in South Korea ” …

    I really didn’t believe him after one of his generals said “if US continues sanctions, the war in the Korean hemisphere is inevitable” two days ago.

    Anyways…. I don’t think people realize how much of a big deal this is….Kim Jung Il…”apologizing?” Now when I read this…I thought I was dreaming – KJI is practically GOD in NK (which is friggin ridiculus) …a god apologizing? are you kidding me???????

    I think things are better as my father says….heh, what do you know…things are getting better.

  4. comment number 4 by: tomato

    KJI is just crossing his fingers in his back when he’s talking to China.

    I think the Chinese are smarter than that, and are really irritated about his attittude. If the NK pushes too far and China finally decides it’s better to get rid of KJI than retaining him to check the balance of power in the Far East, he’s out of luck. China is not merciful as the US or Japan are.

  5. comment number 5 by: ponta

    KidfromOhio

    his sole mission is to continue his regime. Ever since his father’s death in 1994, he had managed to control NK with iron fist, and the outside world with destabilization. Do not worry about NK – even though people around the globe is afraid of NK-People of South Korea are calm, since they have been used to the tension inbetween NK and SK. They have nuclear weapons now, that is different, but no one is paniking in South Korea.

    No one is panicking except KJI and people around him because they are the ones whose life and death are in focus..
    No politicians are calm except Koreans because the politicians concerned are worried about the stability of East Asia.
    And i wonder why Korean people can be calm when a lot of North Korean people ,kidnapped South Koreans included, are waiting helpless for the next winter, starving, and suffering from inhumanly unjust treatment.

  6. comment number 6 by: polysics

    kji knows exacly what he’s doing and in the end will get fucked over but another stupid mistake. they will continue their nuke tests and inhumanities. i guarentee you that. and when they are caught again. kji with pretend he is sorry, not for doing it. but for getting caught ……..again. its a game, they the nks play at all costs.

  7. comment number 7 by: polysics

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  8. comment number 8 by: YoungRocco

    Mr. Bevers:

    I hope this post finds you in a good mood.

    Anyway, it is nice to see that North Korea regrets its action, which seems to prove that sanctions do work.

    Gerry, We’ve had this conversation numerous times before and during those conversations, I demonstrated to you that sanctions rarely if ever work. Moreover, in instances where countries have proven nuclear weapons capability, sanctions have a 0% success rate at promoting disarmament.

    I assume your throwaway line was meant to draw me into a discussion.

    Very well. You shall have it.

    Gerry, Kim Jong Il’s apology had nothing to do with the UN sanctions. Rather, this supposed apology came during the meeting between Kim Jong Il and a delegation headed by China’s state councilor Tang Jiaxuan. One can well imagine what the conversation must have gone like:

    Tang: Jong Il-a, stop testing nuclear weapons or you won’t get free oil and food from us.

    Kim Jong Il: ….sounds good to me. Okay, I won’t test.

    Gerry, KIm Jong Il’s apology proves something, but not what you think. The expressed remorse do not prove the effectiveness of UN sanctions, but rather prove that Chinese policy towards NK under the Hu administration has been more successful than the Bush administration policy toward North Korea.