Trump Warns New South Korea President Against Dialogue With North Korea

President Moon is likely to pursue diplomacy with or without America’s blessing, particularly with both China and Russia endorsing a diplomatic tack that the US sees as contrary to their own ambitions.
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    South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in waves to supporters upon his arrival outside the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, May 10, 2017, (AP/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in waves to supporters upon his arrival outside the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, May 10, 2017, (AP/Lee Jin-man)

    New South Korean President Moon Jae-in has made clear he wants to get reconciliation talks going with North Korea, and took a bit of a shot at US sanctions pushes in comments yesterday, saying he thinks sanctions should only be considered as a tool to get North Korea to the table for talks.

    The Trump Administration has insisted in recent weeks they consider diplomacy to have “failed,” and President Trump appeared very dismissive of the new push for diplomacy today, saying he would only accept discussion with North Korea “under certain circumstances.”

    Trump didn’t make clear what those circumstances would be, naturally, but did appear to reject the need for talks in the near term, bragging that he’s handling North Korea “very well, very firmly” without diplomacy. The State Department added that they want North Korea to “cease all illegal activities” for the possibility of talks.



    These comments, of course, are deliberately vague while being deliberately unattainable, underscoring the Trump Administration aversion to diplomacy in general, and long-standing US opposition to reaching any sort of peace deal with North Korea.

    It is particularly noteworthy that President Trump reacted to the suggestion of talks with the exact same language he reacted recently to questions about starting a nuclear war in Korea, that “we’ll see what happens.”

    President Moon is likely to pursue diplomacy with or without America’s blessing, particularly with both China and Russia endorsing a diplomatic tack that the US sees as contrary to their own ambitions. The US could easily risk their long-term relationship with South Korea in this regard, by spurning peace talks out of hand.


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    • TeeJae

      “The State Department added that they want North Korea to “cease all illegal activities” for the possibility of talks.”

      What illegal activities?

    • tapatio

      Reichskanzler Donny Drumpf seems to want to make sure that there is no peace in Korea until Washington can fake up enough support for a war.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e2ee97a3af150afdb5a50e69f22bc86dfe60650e1a97450fc6a21a7c85e2bb91.jpg

    • tapatio

      THE CREDIBILITY OF US ARMY MAJOR JAMES “PEDERAST” WHERRY (whose Zionist hate mongering is below) A SELF-STYLED “CHRISTIAN” ZIONIST (How can any human claim to follow Christ and promote the crimes of Zionism?) TROLL IN THE EMPLOY OF ISRAEL CAN BE JUDGED FROM WHAT HE IS…………………………

      JAMES WHERRY WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO USE HIS NAME AND A PHOTO THAT COULD BE TRACED. TURNS OUT THAT HE IS……………..

      1 A SELF-STYLED “CHRISTIAN” ZIONIST. THESE, AH, PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT, ONCE ALL OF THE JEWS ARE GATHERED IN PALESTINE, SOMETHING CALLED “ARMAGEDDON” WILL HAPPEN AND ALL OF THE “CHRISTIAN” ZIONISTS WILL BE WHISKED UP TO HEAVEN WITH THEIR BODIES INTACT IN THE HOLY 0RGASM THEY CALL THE “RAPTURE”. NOBODY HAS EVER EXPLAINED TO THE OTHER 99% OF CHRISTIANITY HOW THESE FUNDAMENTALISTS WHACK-A-MOLES CAN BELIEVE THAT JESUS OR HIS DAD WOULD EVER SUPPORT SUCH FANTASIES OR THE CRIMES SUPPORTED BY PSEUDO-CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS.

      2) A MAJOR IN THE US ARMY FROM “CIVIL AFFAIRS”. BABY-BOOMERS MIGHT RECALL THAT “CIVIL AFFAIRS” WAS PROMINENT IN THE “PHOENIX PROGRAM” IN VIETNAM……..THOSE WONDERFUL FOLKS WHO TOLD THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE, “LOVE AMERICA OR WE’LL NAPALM YOUR VILLAGE.” WHERRY HAS ALSO BRAGGED ABOUT HELPING TO TRAIN THE STATE TERRORISTS OF UGANDA.

      3) A “GAY” PREDATOR THAT BOUGHT A BOY FROM THE PHILIPPINE SLUMS TO USE AS HIS SXX TOY. PRESUMABLY, THIS BOY HAS PAPERS CLAIMING THAT HE IS OF AGE. BUT, HE COULD PASS FOR A JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL KID AND YOU CAN HAVE A BIRTH CERTIFICATE MADE IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR $100..
      https://www.facebook.com/james.wherry.39

      http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29462263.html

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtrbvD22CEQ

    • James Wherry

      If South Korea wants to “reconcile” without conditions, I invite them to send our 35,000 troops home, as a token of their submission to the North.

    • James Wherry

      The propaganda in this story is stifling.

      1. President Trump has made it clear that the “conditions” he would want are that North Korea’s nuclear program is a topic for discussion. In times past, North Korea has demanded talks on anything but that topic.

      2. There isn’t a single word in this story – other than the dishonest title – that suggests that South Korea is not free to talk to the leadership of North Korea. North Korea wants nothing of it, however: Kim fantasizes that he plays “with the Big Boys” and wants to talk directly with America.

    • USA is a menace to the entire world.
      Without that, we will see a better world which is good to every being on the earth.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7e036b8e56bab408d6fa55c6fef86b24271731037e6a2db540c45dd0df6bd98a.jpg

      • James Wherry

        But without America, the Empire of Japan would have prevailed and the world would be able n darkness.

        • tapatio

          Infantile comment – just like the idiots/liars who claim that America “won” against Germany. Russia took 80% of the civilian and military casualties from the Germans and 75% of German military casualties were from Russia.

          THE JAPANESE HAD REACHED THE ABSOLUTE END OF THEIR OIL TETHER – NOT TO MENTION ALL OF THE OTHER WAR MATERIALS THAT THEY LACKED. AS TODAY, EVERY RAW MATERIAL HAD TO BE IMPORTED INTO JAPAN. WHILE THE JAPANESE WERE STILL WINNING, THEIR WAR INDUSTRIES WERE FALTERING BECAUSE PRE-WAR STOCKPILES WERE DEPLETED.

          LIKE THE AMERICAN SOUTH, JAPAN WENT TO WAR POWERED BY EGO AND LITTLE MORE. THEY WERE NEVER ABLE TO REPLENISH THE PRE-WAR STOCKPILES THEY HAD BUILT UP IN THE 1930s.

    • dale ruff

      How ironic that Trump supporters justify his regimes pre-election contact with Russia (about which several lied) in terms of “What’s wrong with talking and working things out.” Now Trump is against talking and working things out; he would terrorize the world by threatening to nuke North Korea setting of WWIII. Tragironic.

    • Norm
      • Keen

        sounds like Hitler

        • Norm

          So you really don’t know how Hitler was defeated?

          • Keen

            Defeated or not. It still sounds like Hitler.

            • Norm

              Only if you don’t have a moral compass.

              • Keen

                On the contrary, only if you have a moral compass.

                • Norm

                  You mean Chamberlain’s?

          • tapatio

            Ronald Reagan was a great admirer of both Hitler and David Grun (ben Gurion). But, of course, Reagan was an imbecile who was controlled by GHW Bush for his 8 year reign in Washington.

            • Norm

              Why don’t you see if you can answer any of these: (Hint: Answers are in black area at lower right)

              https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c837eebd162c61cc05545ad5e33ce4b0edbb379d04009e95946af6c53c285081.jpg

              • tapatio

                Let’s see…………who is most terrified of revolutionaries, like Che Guevara, the Kennedy brothers, Yasser Arafat, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and others who want to serve the people instead of predatory capitalism? Oh, yeah…………JEWS.

                JEW-BOY, YOUR LITTLE HATE MONGERING QUESTIONAIRE IS A LIE – LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE FROM YOUR DISEASE OF A CULT.

                • Norm

                  “the Kennedy brothers…”

                  John F. Kennedy, August 26, 1960: “I first saw Palestine in 1939. There the neglect and ruin left by centuries of Ottoman misrule were slowly being transformed by miracles of labor and sacrifice. But Palestine was still a land of promise in 1939, rather than a land of fulfillment. I returned in 1951 to see the grandeur of Israel. In 3 years this new state had opened its doors to 600,000 immigrants and refugees. Even while fighting for its own survival, Israel had given new hope to the persecuted and new dignity to the pattern of Jewish life…For Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom; and no area of the world has ever had an overabundance of democracy and freedom.http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=74217

              • Keen

                Norm having problems sticking to norm again. Even his name is trolling, whether intentionally or not.

                • Norm

                  I see you’re upset that all answers turned out to be Che’s and your true idol Hitler got none.

                  But pls don’t feel dissuaded, tapatio. If you dig hard enough through the comments here, you may still find a Hitler quote in here somewhere…..

                  (Hint: Look for something about unions.)

                  • Keen

                    Stick to norm, norm. For once.

        • tapatio

          Fun fact…………Ronald Reagan got his start in broadcasting from defrocked Catholic priest, Charles Coughlin, spokesman for the German American Bund and the American Naz! Party in the 1930s. In order to keep that job, Reagan became a member of the American Naz! Party and didn’t give up that membership until President Roosevelt outlawed the party in 1938.

          For the rest of his life, Reagan was a stalwart supporter of every fascist organization he could find, a booster of Zionism and, in the mid-1960s, participated in a rather silly project to “take over America and save it from the Commies”.

          • Norm

            Did you upvote the above Hitler-supporting poster out of ignorance or was it actually intentional to show your own appreciation?

      • tapatio

        Zionism truly loved Ronald Reagan – a third rate horse opera actor whose ONLY skill was his ability to deliver any script, that he was handed, with the complete appearance of sincerity.

        • Norm

          He was a patriot who loved America. Something you are not.

          • tapatio

            Hey, ZioPig, why don’t you look up the information below? You might learn something.

            Fun fact…………Ronald Reagan got his start in broadcasting from defrocked Catholic priest, Charles Coughlin, spokesman for the German American Bund and the American Naz! Party in the 1930s. In order to keep that job, Reagan became a member of the American Naz! Party and didn’t give up that membership until President Roosevelt outlawed the party in 1938.

            For the rest of his life, Reagan was a stalwart supporter of every fascist organization he could find, a booster of Zionism and, in the mid-1960s, participated in a rather silly project to “take over America and save it from the Commies”.

            • Norm
              • tapatio

                YOU ARE A LIAR, ALONG WITH YOU ZIOPIG PROPAGANDISTS WHO CREATED THE GARBAGE YOU POSTED.

                RONALD REAGAN (GHW Bush, using Reagan as a puppet) DESTROYED THE POWER OF AMERICAN UNIONS (you seem to have skipped the ATC’s union and others that Reagan worked so hard to break and destroy).

                HITLER ACTUALLY BUILT UP UNIONS IN GERMANY, PROBABLY AS A WAY OF WINNING THE LOYALTY OF UNIONIZED WORKERS.

    • Norm
    • roland

      Send two latest bombs to white house

    • All the more reasons to talk to North Korea if the donald of the trump is against it.

    • Guy

      Talk about meddling in other country’s affairs . I don’t get a good feeling about journalism such as this report .

      • tapatio

        This article is excellent journalism, straightforward and not biased. What is there to dislike about it other than that it points out more US imperialism?

        • Thomas Milligan

          ^ agreed.

          • tapatio

            :<))