While North Korea may not be a direct threat to the United States, it most certainly is to the US’s allies in the region. The Clinton administration bears a direct responsibility for the mishandling of the N.Korean fiasco, which is spite of it achieving a signed agreement in 94′, the deal wasn’t worth the paper it was written on.
This all has a bearing on the Iranian nuke situation, which Tehran seems to be playing, page by page, straight from the N.Korean rule book, stall, agree, then back away from assurances given in order to secure some sweet carrots that will only lead to more stalling later on. KGS
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea appears to have started a uranium enrichment program soon after it agreed in a 1994 deal with the U.S. to dismantle its existing plutonium nuclear weapons program, South Korea’s foreign minister said Wednesday.
Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan’s remark, if accurate, suggests North Korea had no intention of giving up its atomic ambitions when it signed the 1994 pact that defused an earlier crisis over its plutonium-based bomb program.