Another “3 or 4” nuclear tests to come

October 19, 2006

The US is sending further diplomatic signals that it is ready for negotiations with N Korea. White House spokesman Tony Snow said that the US wants “Better economy, more security, better relations with their neighbors, integration into the world economy. A pretty good deal.” At the same time, Condoleezza Rice’s visit to South Korea did not alter the North-South economic relations: South Korea will continue its economic cooperation with Pyongyang.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that there is intelligence that suggests three or four more nuclear tests to come. Ms Rice’s response to this is “We want to leave open the path of negotiations. We don’t want the crisis to escalate.”

So far, N Korea is being very successful at playing their cards. Carrying out those three tests will not be the right thing. But sending out (false?) intelligence is going to give them even more leverage in the negotiations to come.

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2 Responses to “Another “3 or 4” nuclear tests to come”

  1. quranbible Says:

    north Korea said they are not planning any more nuclear tests. They did the first one to get the attention of the world and to send mesage to Bush regime as a warning not to attack North Korea.


  2. Great. So we’ll have talks starting very soon then.
    Thanks for the update.
    Dmitri


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