Petulant N. Korea Vows to Restart Plant and Boycott Talks

April 14, 2009

(ChattahBox) — When a countries dictator has the mentality of a child you almost expect this type of response/tantrum. Kim Jong Il is angry at the U.N. Security Council for condemning its recent missile launch, and is not going to play nice anymore. North Korea announced Tuesday it will restart its arms-grade plutonium factory, scrap all its disarmament agreements and “never participate” again in six-country nuclear negotiations.

The knee-jerk reaction in it’s usual rhetorical style came a few hours after the Security Council issued a statement, unanimously agreed by its 15 members. The “presidential statement” fell short of a formal resolution, which was blocked by North Korea’s former communist allies, Russia and China. But it did denounce the rocket launch and calls for a blacklist of North Korean companies, as agreed in a resolution three years ago. Much of the world viewed the rocket launching as an effort by North Korea to prove it was becoming more capable of using longer-range missiles to deliver nuclear warheads. The six-party talks, which also involve China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States, began in 2003 with the ultimate aim of stopping North Korea’s quest for a nuclear bomb. The process has been stalled for months over how to verify North Korea’s accounting of its past nuclear activities.


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