Saturday, January 06, 2018

North Korea and South Korea Agree to Meet for Talks

North Korea has accepted South Korea's proposal for official talks in what will be the first high-level contact between the two countries in more than two years. The person-to-person talks will be held Tuesday -- the day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's birthday -- at the Peace House in the village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, Baik said. ... The two sides agreed to work on the details of the talks "through the exchange of documents," Baik said, adding that agenda items will be "issues related to improving inter-Korean relationships, including the Pyeongchang Olympic Games."

Comments

Trump threatens to nuke them both in new tweet!

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-05 05:35 PM

If only a meeting like this one would be livestreamed! Un does not seem to get out much so it could be interesting to see how he interacts with other leaders.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-01-05 08:38 PM

North Korea informed Seoul by fax that it has accepted the offer to initiate talks.

It's interesting that people worry about a country's ability to nuke the other side of the planet when they communicate via FAX.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-05 08:46 PM

North Korea will play nice until after the Olympics... then Kim Jong Fatso will become more demanding.

He's already got his nuke, and he's going to leverage it.

And sometime in the future, when he's ready, he'll demand that American troops will have to leave the peninsula -- something that China would support.

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-01-06 04:49 PM

And sometime in the future, when he's ready, he'll demand that American troops will have to leave the peninsula
#4 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF

and if you were a Korean, of either persuasion, you might agree

#5 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-01-06 05:14 PM

and if you were a Korean, of either persuasion, you might agree

Maybe. Those troops are a cash cow for the South.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-06 05:42 PM

Get them out. How much do we spend on the security of another country while ours falls apart due to insufficient funds? South Korea should fight for its right to exist with its own blood and treasure.

#7 | Posted by dibblda at 2018-01-06 07:02 PM

Get them out.

And do what with them? Does the US mainland need another 50,000 troops with nothing to do?

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-06 07:10 PM

"And do what with them? Does the US mainland need another 50,000 troops with nothing to do?"

Put them to work rebuilding American infrastructure. What do you think the Army Corps of Engineers does between wars?

#9 | Posted by dibblda at 2018-01-07 02:52 AM

Interesting this seems to be happening despite the USA, not thanks to the USA.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-07 02:24 PM

The NK Army families must REALLY be hungry.

Li'L Kim wants to participate in the Olympics as a way to boost the image and prestige of his country and regime. Let him. It is doubtful that a small bunch of athletes competing on the world stage for the first time will do much other than gather a bunch of pins, eat well, get a taste of free internet and try to ditch their minders. They will carry back to their homeland the seeds of dissent, telling stories of freedom, economic performance far beyond their own, abundant commodities like food and energy and well-tailored folks walking hither and yon. All Kim has is the fealty of his military. If that loosens or falls, NK will be like East Germany in the 80's--about to collapse...

#11 | Posted by catdog at 2018-01-07 02:49 PM

Interesting this seems to be happening despite the USA, not thanks to the USA.

#10 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

This never happened when Obama was POTUS.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-07 10:32 PM

In anticipation to #12 - yes, correlation and causation and all that.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-07 10:41 PM

#7 how much do we spend on a foreign country while ours falls apart.

Even with bulldhit leadership we are far from falling apart my friend. Of the conditions of the planet, we are doing very well ,sad sack.

#14 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-01-07 10:53 PM

We rate something like a D or F for infrastructure. That's a fact. Our roads and bridges are falling apart.

#15 | Posted by dibblda at 2018-01-08 02:32 AM

Interesting this seems to be happening despite the USA, not thanks to the USA.

I dont know what alternate reality you are living in, but it's precisely because of Trump pulling Lil Kim's punk card that this is happening at all.

#16 | Posted by boaz at 2018-01-08 10:28 AM

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