As if we don’t have enough in the world to deal with, now we have to contend with the child leader who’s rattling sabers and stomping his feet because he wants long range nuclear weapon to play with. Kim Jong Un has been trying to fill his father’s shoes ever since he passed away, and his decision to have his uncle executed has coined North Korea as “no country for old men”.
It was last year February 12, that he started firing off underground nuclear test challenging the world’s patience with his “I don’t care” attitude. He is still telling the world that he is not going away,or giving up his wish to have long range nuclear weapons. Letting this “child” have access to missiles with nuclear warheads is like giving a bottle of nitroglycerine to a 5 year old and hoping he doesn’t drop it, and to allow this “man- child” to experiment with nuclear power is not good.
He sufficiently annoyed China enough last year that it prompted a strong reaction from the new Chinese President, Xi Jinping, who saw this as Kim Jong’s way of seeing what he could get away with since, because of North Korea’s desperate state of poverty, it depends on China for food and fuel. And even though China has condemned North Korea’s actions, many feel that more needs to be done.
With that in mind, China has called on North Korea to renew suspended contacts with the 6 party group, the United States, Japan, Russia, South Korea, China, and North Korea, which has provided a forum for discussing Pyongyang’s nuclear program and other subjects. The six as a group hold these forums as a way to discuss the feasibility of trying to decide if nuclear power could help North Korea’s struggling economy. When Kim Jong Un showed an unwillingness to do that, the United Nations Security Council applied economic sanctions. Because Kim had stated that an improved economy was his top priority, the sanctions are hitting hard. China feels that by North Korea’s returning to the six party talks, their reputation would not be tarnished, and it would likely turn into a diplomatic triumph for all concerned.
Even though North Korea’s long distance warhead delivery technology has, to this point, been unimpressive, the United States feels that the six party talks need to resume, and let’s just hope that Kim Jong Un finally gives in and returns to the talks because right now he is unpredictable.