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tv   Sophie Co  RT  February 26, 2018 1:30pm-2:00pm EST

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talk to the united states united states says it's open to talks with north korea but nobody wants to go first what is so old role in this who blinks first game well. our low is important to figure out what most korea's intention is but. dialo itself doesn't resolve the problem unless north korea. is willing to abandon his nuclear programs missile programs as well so tall between us and those korea. could be even worse if north korea has no intention to denuclearize because any talks which. you know which doesn't lead to decry zation or in which no script confirms is intention not to do to denuclearize under any circumstances that could strengthen the hand of
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those in washington who have okayed a military option so. if nothing comes out of the talks between cells in the north or between north korea and the us. i think. no. it makes it it will. weaken those who. who look for diplomatic solution and the false can confirm that diplomacy is useless is north korea has no intention to do cries north korea has warned both south korea and us against a resumption of annual military drills the two countries hold me or the north korean borders my understanding is that they will go had its planes now will the drills i'm knol all the progress made between the two koreas at the olympics well
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i'm i'm not sure one of those korea has always been opposed to joint military drills i don't know how do from day our this year but if they desperate. to. reduce any pressure for. sanctions and military option which stand in the way of their ultimate call of nuclear armament then i think. military drills can be only a temporary. to us in the road to into korean. dialogue even at the summit level. president moon was invited to visit the north and he replied to the invitation by saying that the two sides should create the right circumstances to make it happen what would the right circumstances be
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here well i think it's important to noam. beforehand well kind of outcome will be produced by the summit because a summit could be worse than no summit if it doesn't produce anything or it only confirms if it only confirms that north korea has no intention to abandon its nuclear and missile programs under any circumstances as a set that will only. you know lead to it will only justify military option against north korea so there could be. more dangerous than no summit at all so i think he will he may wish to go to opinion. with a reasonable chance of producing a positive outcome that would lead to. stronger peace rather than to were
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good but where would he get the guarantees that the outcome with will be positive i mean when you're going to those kind of talks it's always you know a game of you never know what's going to happen you take a chance you take a risk yeah if the chance is to take a chance is very dangerous this time because it's not just. try. and odessey it if it doesn't produce anything because no positive outcome. will i wouldn't say it didn't guarantee but it will as i said strengthen the arguments for military option and it will. press t v can those who believe in a peaceful diplomatic solution so this very dangerous so i think through preliminary talks between the south and north. present one will have to find out how how interesting north korea would be what would be the chance to
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produce. positive outcome from the meeting otherwise i think he should be very careful in falling into the into the trap of those who are looking for a military option north korea is accusing the united states of aiming to and the potential thaw out between the two koreas and us has been accusing seeking to drive a wedge between civil and washington are you rely on the us militarily and you seek peace with the north how does so well plan a maneuver in this blame game well i don't think anybody is interested in the illusion of a piece of false piece of a peace because that doesn't that's not the same thing as a real peace so what's going on is only producing.
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bubble illusional fuse it doesn't have any million less it leads to real peace which can be. you know guaranteed only by those christina presentation so the process is one thing process of toffs. and the appearance of peace is one thing but what we need us and the republic oriya what they need is real peace a peace which is based on denuclearization so i think much will depend on how all these talks will lead to progress in denuclearization or north korea's commitment to denuclearization and it all costs. serious talks without. most korea's commitment to to nuke radiation will go nowhere and will be worse off in the end now during the olympics president moon was
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a charmer into the north koreans while mike pants north them on purpose saying the sun's a mass age that north korea has to abandon its nuclear weapons do you think that was wise on his part i mean did he miss an opportunity for an informal talk or a preliminary talk like you put it well my understanding is that. vice president pounds was a willing to sit down with a north korean delegation in a meeting about north koreans refused to talk to the americans you know just before the scheduled meeting so. what the way president of parents be hazed at the opening ceremony i think it was intended to. to do through allies defect of charm offensive and north korea was. was doing in the
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olympics so i see nothing wrong with the present tense is. i did too that there but i'm better at that was actually in response of vice president pants ignoring and snubbing the north koreans during the olympics. we've done no we've not that's a speculation there's a speculation but i think for most korea. in might have been better i think of a smart decision to not to talk to the americans because if they are not. ready to commit to denuclearization meeting with the american this very dangerous because that will confirm if that confirms. that most korea has no interest in the new craze ation and those who still believe in diplomacy will become the biggest losers in washington so i don't think north korea is ready
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to accept a two new creation at this point and even if the meeting took place i don't believe it could have produced any positive result it could have been. it's more likely it was more likely to produce a contest trophy rather than a positive result so in that regard i think. whatever the reason was a smart. too in some ways to refuse to sit down with the american vice president if they were not ready. to to accept the new president. as a principle but ambassador united states demands of north korea very trusting saying a complete abandonment of nuclear weapons do you think this all or nothing approach will work well it should be made to work and the denuclearization doesn't mean anything if it is not complete if we allow north korea to
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keep. a part of the nuclear arsenal for a republic for japan. for those who live in this region. so same spread from most korea it doesn't make much difference so it's not the new cries asian digital cries asian is meaningless unless it is complete all right ambassador we're going to take a short break right now when we're back we'll continue talking to chong wolf former national security adviser to the president of south korea discussing prospects of peace on the korean peninsula after the olympic games are over say with.
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embassy to jerusalem is still. that idea. that we're back with john young former national security advisor to the president of south korea discussing they saw in the enter a korean relation and whether it's going to last a massacre i'm your main thesis seem to be the north korea needs to do nuclear rise completely and immediately well i recently spoke to us former secretary of defense william perry who went on a historic was a chip on yon in ninety nine and his diplomacy almost resulted in
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a deal back then but it fell apart soon afterwards well he told me it's now too late to make north korea get rid of their nuclear weapons and maybe it's it's time to recognize a new no new nuclear north korea and just live with it well in my view the deaths fairy irresponsible of if he really said that i think is a very irresponsible. of him. well we know that north korea attaches great importance highest importance to nuclear. and the only thing more clear weapons instead of survival so. that is more difficult most. then when bill perry was a special envoy or defense secretary yes there's no doubt about the last korea is. the best in their nuclear development at the time. that's and that's why we need
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greater stronger pressure on north korea so enough pressure to shake up their resume stability alone will be able to convince north korea. giving up nuclear ambitions nuclear programs is better then. moving forward with their nuclear programs well talk about pressure for years china has been supporting the north koreans despite the hostile opinion of the world powers now its border with the north is getting tighter it has implemented the new tough international sanctions does china not want to back north korea any more. well i think it will be. useless to rely on china as a voluntary cooperation because china once to seeing two things most critical
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resume stability. and denuclearization which i mused surely destructive they cannot go together so as long as most of us china ones to new causation only to the to the extent that it doesn't the pressure doesn't destabilize north korea will never succeed so even though china is more cooperative the end before the sanctions that china has agreed to will not make a fundamental difference in north korea's strategic take from us that will love to north korea's strategic decision to denuclearize we're doing need these kind of sanctions that will be tantamount to total economic blockade on most korea they can really strangle north korea into economic. disaster otherwise i see no reason why north korea will agree to it in
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a crisis so it takes it takes greater effort on the part of us to change china's policy not just rely on china's following through cooperation us alone has the means to pressure china into changing its policy toward north korea to attach higher priority on denuclearization and regime stability. commits have international trade sanctions create a dangerous situation inside the north cause a political crisis there i don't think the current sanctions will create any political crisis in north korea they can beer they can they have no create difficulties in bearable difficulties in sustaining the current level of sanctions what they are afraid of is a tougher sanctions a total economic blockade. which may be coming in the months and months ahead
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so the reason they tried to embrace the cells south korea is to avoid to constantia us to take a stim out of tougher sanctions and to avoid military option from the u.s. . so the north koreans usually want to get something before they get to the table food relief for sanctions easing or financial aid trade agreements is there a danger of the north playing this game again getting something it wants and then styling the talks when do you think the north seriously want some progress to be made though if we. as a reward for their return to negotiations if we decide or us are ok decide to give them to ease on the existence sanctions instead of. toughening the sanctions that will. kill the chance of any progress in democrats
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as. he said that sanctions will pressure north korea into denuclearization but tough sanctions have been there forever and here we are on your own has nuclear weapons despite them how are you sure that more sanctions will actually work well i i don't agree with you have been that there have been tough sanctions all the time they have never been sanctions tough enough to change north korea's strategic calculus thus far there have been a lot of. talk about sanctions more real sentients that most korea. was would be worried about. only recently after their six nuclear test security council has decided to adopt sensuous that. can really by north korea. the current sanctions are not going to change anything
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there should be far tougher sanctions in place to change north korea's policy north korea's calculus. you know joe i don't i don't either shared the myth that there were sanctions all the time yes there were sanctions nominal sanctions. list sentients yes but not the kind of sanctions that are necessary to pressure north korea into denuclearization that there have never been this kind of sanctions now and there's been a push by russia and china for a so-called freeze for freeze agreement where the u.s. halts the drills in return for pyongyang halting nuclear activities do you feel this is a possibility i mean will the south koreans agree with that i don't think it makes sense it does not sense because i don't think the what is what is the legal those
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koreas. retaining north korea's nuclear armament is banned by security council resolution is illegal under international law. military drills have been there all the time before north korea begin nuclear development and they are defensive. and i look and this is not illegal. so most korea is conducting military drills all the time also so i don't think. there is a moral equivalence between one those crazed doing and what us and our ok are doing together or international community as a whole are doing together another reason is that freeze. freeze means to allow them to keep what they have already built up in nuclear arsenal and if they have no nuclear arsenal freezes
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means at least postponing the time they could develop nuclear weapons but they have enough nuclear weapons know to destroy peace in this region and i think only for is if it stands there for her own would be tantamount to. legitimizing those chris nuclear armament you have a i mean your stance. makes sense in a way but it's very tough stance was that sort of approach of course north korea by association is very not all that whole lot let me finish my question but was that harsh approach don't you think that the north korea will be pushed into a corner where it will be obliged to actually fight back even harder. well it depends on how hard how hard a sentence proved to be if the sanctions are tough enough to create real.
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sensual easiest henschel problems from north korea i think think twice his very smart he knows how to accept. manageable risks and how to avoid and hedge the bets so if. the sanctions become tough enough and comprehensive enough to really fight north korea to strangle north korea into economic collapse then i think he will be more interested in peaceful denuclearization then. the team eyes of his regime the present moon is a strong proponent of the two careers reunification but isn't what his nation really wants i mean i have a survey from the korean state for national unification which us that war than
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seventy one percent of the young south koreans opposed the idea also protesters burt they reunification flag and opposed to so-called illusion of peace at the olympics well i think i'm not sure whether the president really wants unification at this point i think he's more interested in peace through denuclearization at this point reunification is a distant dream and it's not something that ordinary people fill in the skin. pot when the moment comes i think people think harder on unification but. for the time being i think the new craze asian and reducing those queers capability to street strong piece on the korean peninsula that comes before. cation. and that's i think what most korean people will prefer as well right ambassador thank you very much for this interview on inside we were talking to. former
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national security advisor to the president of south korea about the ways out of the nuclear crisis on the korean peninsula that's it for this edition of something called see you next time. join me every thursday i'll be all excited i'm sure i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sport i'm sure i'll see that.
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russia says it's setting up humanitarian corridors to let civilians ounce of the syrian enclave of eastern however it's not clear where the rebel and terrorist groups. area will allow anybody to leave. the heads towards this weekend's general election protesters across the country seem happy to unleash violence to stop a sudden to right coalition from coming to power and also to. olympic games in south korea come to an end and russian athletes all being greeted by jubilant families.


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