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UN: North Korea on the verge of starvation

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The UN says that North Korea, which is regularly experiencing food shortages, will face the lowest harvest in five years this year. Experts call sanctions one of the reasons that seriously hit the country's economy.




This year, North Korea’s crop is expected to fall to its lowest level in five years, leading to severe malnutrition and starvation among 40% of the population, as drought and poor irrigation system overlap with the difficult economic situation, which is already unsuccessful against the backdrop of sanctions imposed on her. The report was provided by experts of the UN Food Program.

10 million people need urgent help


In its latest quarterly report, Crop Prospects and the Food Situation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) stated that the poor harvest of the country's main crops, rice and corn, means that 10,1 million people need urgent help.

Low rainfall and irrigation problems from mid-April to mid-July, a critical period for crop development, affected rice and corn crops.

- noted in the FAO.

The report, which covers supply and demand for crops around the world and identifies countries that need external food assistance, does not disclose detailed estimates of output.

North Korea is experiencing long-term problems with food shortages - the year 1994 turned out to be especially critical for the country. In addition, crop shortages are taking place against the backdrop of the DPRK's attempt to contain the spread of African swine fever after confirming the first case in May.

The situation is known for several months


The Food Program report followed earlier U.S. estimates this year that North Korea’s food production last year fell to its lowest level in more than a decade due to drought, typhoons and floods.

South Korea pledged to provide 50 000 tons of rice to its northern neighbor through the United States World Food Program (WFP). However, according to Seoul officials, the delivery of goods was delayed due to the slow reaction of Pyongyang amid stalled inter-Korean dialogue and denuclearization talks with the United States.

In July, the official news agency KCNA of the North announced a campaign to mitigate the effects of drought by digging canals and wells, installing pumps and using people and vehicles to deliver water to the fields.

However, despite the food crisis, North Korea ordered the United Nations to reduce the number of its employees that it deploys in the country for assistance programs, citing its "politicization by hostile forces."

At the same time, it is worth noting that such warnings, published with enviable regularity, are mostly an exaggeration, and although there is a shortage of food in the country, it is not as significant as the UN claims.
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  1. Nycomed
    Nycomed 20 September 2019 15: 24
    +20
    That is why, probably, all marine edible resources have also decided to be scooped up under our noses.
    1. Butterfly Killer
      Butterfly Killer 20 September 2019 15: 28
      -3
      They can be understood and even forgiven.
      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 20 September 2019 15: 30
        +8
        Let them ask Southerners. They will not refuse. Never refused, by the way.
        1. Butterfly Killer
          Butterfly Killer 20 September 2019 15: 35
          +8
          In principle, the Americans do not refuse help in such cases. They did not refuse us the same.
          1. Piramidon
            Piramidon 20 September 2019 15: 58
            +1
            Quote: Butterfly Killer
            In principle, the Americans do not refuse help in such cases.

            Especially when Eun threatened them with vigorous missiles.
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 20 September 2019 21: 54
              +3
              And who are the "UN experts" in the DPRK?
              Has the example of Iraq, which allowed "foreign specialists" to enter its facilities, has already been forgotten?
            2. Nycomed
              Nycomed 21 September 2019 09: 42
              -2
              And don't speak! All the States, from the first one to the fifty-first, are "hunting"! fellow
          2. Lopatov
            Lopatov 20 September 2019 16: 02
            +5
            Quote: Butterfly Slayer
            In principle, the Americans do not refuse help in such cases. They did not refuse us the same.

            And just like here, they are sure that they must pay for this help with their own sovereignty.
          3. Super
            Super 22 September 2019 13: 01
            -1
            Right now advise the liberalists! Better hunger than pushing rolls in front of America!
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon 20 September 2019 15: 57
        +9
        Quote: Butterfly Slayer
        They can be understood and even forgiven.

        And let them poach with impunity in our waters and shoot our border guards? They are there from hunger for the tail of the hake are ready to put their mother.
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 20 September 2019 16: 07
          +9
          Do not confuse one with the other.
          Poachers are one famine artificially created at the initiative of the United States in the North. Korea is different
          1. Piramidon
            Piramidon 20 September 2019 16: 18
            +10
            Quote: Spade
            Do not confuse one with the other.
            Poachers are one famine artificially created at the initiative of the United States in the North. Korea is different

            That's it, that should not be confused. If the USA created such conditions for them, then let them shoot at the Yankees, and not at our guys.
            1. Rzzz
              Rzzz 22 September 2019 19: 53
              0
              The Yankees conveniently sit over the ocean and watch the events.
          2. Chaldon48
            Chaldon48 20 September 2019 18: 27
            +2
            I think the drought happened for a reason. I live in Vladivostok, not a snowflake fell all winter.
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 20 September 2019 18: 37
              0
              Quote: Chaldon48
              I think the drought happened for a reason. I live in Vladivostok, not a snowflake fell all winter.

              I do not think that knowledge in the field of climate weapons will allow this to be done unnoticed.
              1. Chaldon48
                Chaldon48 21 September 2019 07: 59
                0
                Of course, if aviation is used to control the weather, it is impossible to secretly do it, but I don’t know different electromagnetic radiation, I haven’t read it in retirement or fresh literature on this topic for a long time.
          3. Avior
            Avior 20 September 2019 22: 18
            +7
            What kind of artificially created hunger?
            This is when enough for rockets, no rice?
            1. GRIGORIY76
              GRIGORIY76 21 September 2019 11: 06
              +1
              This is when 40% of the population goes hungry, but their country is respected and afraid ...
              1. Metallurg_2
                Metallurg_2 22 September 2019 09: 52
                -1
                The monkey with grenades is also afraid, but there is no question of respect.
      3. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 20 September 2019 16: 01
        +5
        Quote: Butterfly Killer
        They can be understood and even forgiven

        So they shed our people blood
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 20 September 2019 23: 02
          +2
          Well a hybrid of communism and the teachings of Juche in action.
    2. evgen1221
      evgen1221 20 September 2019 15: 28
      -3
      And this, as well as the fact that for the humanitarian (help) of the UN you have to pay real money, because the sale is sold and not given free of charge.
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon 20 September 2019 16: 01
        +1
        Quote: evgen1221
        And this, as well as the fact that for the humanitarian (help) of the UN you have to pay real money, because the sale is sold and not given free of charge.

        The first thing to consider is that the Yankees rule for the UN, for whom Eun is the enemy.
        1. RUSS
          RUSS 20 September 2019 17: 35
          -2
          Quote: Piramidon
          Quote: evgen1221
          And this, as well as the fact that for the humanitarian (help) of the UN you have to pay real money, because the sale is sold and not given free of charge.

          The first thing to consider is that the Yankees rule for the UN, for whom Eun is the enemy.

          For the United States, Eun is not an enemy, they need him as well as the regime in the DPRK, as this creates tension in the region.
      2. Avior
        Avior 20 September 2019 22: 21
        0
        Oh, these storytellers!
  2. fruit_cake
    fruit_cake 20 September 2019 15: 26
    +7
    who would have thought that if a country was taken under siege, something bad would happen there
    1. Edik
      Edik 20 September 2019 15: 47
      +5
      Quote: fruit_cake
      who would have thought that if a country was taken under siege, something bad would happen there

      No, you’re wrong! They don’t understand democracy, they’re starving request
      1. 1976AG
        1976AG 20 September 2019 16: 00
        +2
        Quote: Edik
        Quote: fruit_cake
        who would have thought that if a country was taken under siege, something bad would happen there

        No, you’re wrong! They don’t understand democracy, they’re starving request

        you won’t be fed up with democracy. we have reached the peak of democracy in the 90s - God forbid!
        1. Edik
          Edik 20 September 2019 16: 05
          0
          Excuse me, Alex, I'm joking like that feel
          1. 1976AG
            1976AG 20 September 2019 16: 24
            +2
            Americans certainly do not give a damn about people, they will rot everyone who thinks differently than they do, and hide behind people yes, this is American.
            1. Crane
              Crane 20 September 2019 18: 07
              +3
              Americans certainly do not give a damn about people, they will rot everyone who thinks differently than they do, and hide behind people yes, this is American.

              Russia and China supported the sanctions.
        2. Basarev
          Basarev 20 September 2019 16: 21
          +1
          All the horrors of the nineties are not from the machinations of Americans. This is all our native nascent oligarchy plundered the country. All the nomenklatura in an instant repainted from the unyielding Communists, showed their true colors. That is, the only culprit of those difficult years is the Kremlin, America has nothing to do with it.
    2. Corn
      Corn 20 September 2019 18: 13
      +8
      For the sake of maintaining power, the Kimov family turned the country into a concentration camp, the population turned into completely disenfranchised slaves, and America is to blame for this ??
      Did I understand your message about the "blockade" correctly?
      1. gsev
        gsev 20 September 2019 19: 43
        0
        Eun does not prohibit his citizens from leaving the country to earn money. Trump got out of his skin to sanction the ban on the departure of Koreans abroad. Putin took Trump’s orders under the hood. So it’s not Eun, but Trump and Putin that turn the DPRK into a concentration camp and doom its citizens to starvation.
        Quote: Corn
        For the sake of holding power, the Kimov family turned the country
        1. Corn
          Corn 20 September 2019 20: 21
          -1
          Eun does not prohibit his citizens from leaving the country to earn money.
          Are you seriously? Just ask a little (from various sources, the benefit of the Internet at hand) what is the DPRK and what is the situation of the North Koreans.
          Trump got out of his skin to sanction the ban on the departure of Koreans abroad.
          Trump went out of his way to stop their labor exploitation. Just at that time, we were building the Zenit Arena, and the whole city (including myself) saw how Koreans were treated worse than animals, real slavery.
          Putin took Trump’s orders under the hood. So it’s not Eun, but Trump and Putin that turn the DPRK into a concentration camp and doom its citizens to starvation.
          Well, where did such a mess in my head come from, Kimy drove people to maintain power, turned the country into a concentration camp (What kind of economy can be in a concentration camp? That's right - worthless. What do we see), is Tram and Putin to blame? Do you really think so now or just troll?
          1. gsev
            gsev 20 September 2019 20: 46
            -2
            Quote: Corn
            Koreans were treated worse than animals, real slavery.

            Koreans in Russia are the highest paid builders. An acquaintance said that his wife's company had tried everyone. But Tajiks, Russians, Ukrainians are not construction specialists. The Koreans urged the leadership: "the job is done. Come on." I can't imagine that the owner will specifically mock the Korean. But the Chinese have higher staff requirements. I saw how instantly the Chinese fired translators; Russian, Chinese and Tajik women, having doubted their qualifications. Friends visiting the Taiwanese plant "Delta Electronics" in China were horrified to watch the competition between Chinese assemblers and robots. In their opinion, no Russian is capable of withstanding the Chinese working conditions.
            1. Avior
              Avior 20 September 2019 22: 25
              +1
              Koreans in Russia are the highest paid builders.

              Here it is, it turns out.
              Are you confused with the most intensive ones?
              Which families in Korea need to be fed, but they are given at least crumbs from salvage
              1. gsev
                gsev 20 September 2019 22: 48
                0
                Quote: Avior
                Are you confused with the most intensive ones?

                The North Korean costs the employer more expensive than Russian, Ukrainians or Tajiks. Each state has its own tax system. In the DPRK, avoiding taxes is difficult. In France, the income from highly paid citizens is perhaps a percentage higher than for Korean builders. There is probably no such free-ship like in Russia. In Russia, Koreans were hired for hard work. In Russia, it is not customary to pay for qualifications.
                1. Avior
                  Avior 20 September 2019 22: 53
                  0
                  The North Korean costs the employer more expensive than Russian, Ukrainians or Tajiks. Each state has its own tax system. In the DPRK, avoiding taxes is difficult.

                  No connection.
                  And where does the
                  the highest paid builders.
                  ?
                2. krillon
                  krillon 21 September 2019 00: 35
                  0
                  I didn’t see them doing complicated work. Finishing, yes, they do it smartly, take it with a shaft, they hired ports. In the first place, they came only with their spatulas, now they are fashionable steel, rotary hammers, drills .. I have never seen among them welders, electricians, locksmiths.
                  1. gsev
                    gsev 21 September 2019 01: 20
                    +1
                    Quote: Krillon
                    I have never seen among them welders, electricians, locksmiths

                    Specialists are needed at home. In China, hired to develop frequency converters of South Korean engineers. In South Korea, Uzbek machinists. And in Russia, an engineer can earn less than a peddler of Ossetian pies and a waiter .. Therefore, more low-skilled workers are coming here .. In addition, a language barrier. How will a Korean electrician understand the raw Russian design documentation?
  3. kit88
    kit88 20 September 2019 15: 33
    +10
    Toto I see the article was that the US Marines are preparing to provide "assistance" to countries in emergencies. So that's where they soaped up.
    In general, is there not enough rice in China?
  4. Sergey M. Karasev
    Sergey M. Karasev 20 September 2019 15: 34
    +6
    The famine, comparable in scale to 1994, is likely to happen, but we will never know its true scale. The DPRK is a very closed country, so we will proceed from rumors, gossip and high-likly.
    1. Roma 1977
      Roma 1977 23 September 2019 09: 44
      0
      Hiley Likely in Russia is starving now. Firstly, there is no parmesan and jamon; secondly, Russians eat live hedgehogs. All Ukraine in the know. Have you heard that?
      1. Sergey M. Karasev
        Sergey M. Karasev 23 September 2019 12: 46
        +1
        I heard ... We will hear the same about the DPRK from the "UN staff"
  5. Magic archer
    Magic archer 20 September 2019 15: 36
    +14
    Just the other day, I watched a movie on YouTube made by our blogger about North Korea. The guy really took a chance when he shot there. Horror of course. People brought to the bestial state. The country is grotesque. There is a mention of the terrible famine of the 90 years, in which many people died ...
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 20 September 2019 15: 46
      +2
      But this is not true! JUCHE ideas live and win! stop angry
    2. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 20 September 2019 16: 09
      +5
      Quote: Magic Archer
      The country is grotesque.

      He told a good friend about 8 years ago
      He was on tour with the "Cossacks of Russia" ensemble. We checked into a hotel. They sit and chat. One went to the toilet. Came out and so casually said that there the light bulb burned out. 2-3 minutes passed, a worker came in with a stepladder. I went to the toilet, unscrewed the burned out light bulb, screwed in a new one and left. The guys immediately became quiet. All the tours did not talk too much, followed every word
      1. gsev
        gsev 20 September 2019 19: 47
        +5
        Quote: Lipchanin
        The guys quieted down right away.

        I went to a friend. He showed on his phone an advertisement for furniture that he had looked after for a new apartment. I did not watch furniture on the Internet before that for at least six months. The next day, an advertisement for furniture came to my workplace, and not just my home computer. I suppose that surveillance in the DPRK is babble compared to the capabilities of the Internet in developed countries.
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 20 September 2019 19: 50
          +2
          Quote: gsev
          babble in comparison with the capabilities of the Internet in developed countries.

          That is yes. I also noticed this
        2. Avior
          Avior 20 September 2019 22: 28
          +1
          Targeted advertising on the Internet is very developed.
          Surveillance has nothing to do with it, it is not personified.
        3. Vadim237
          Vadim237 20 September 2019 23: 04
          +1
          This is everywhere now, the browser itself monitors the user's priorities.
          1. gsev
            gsev 21 September 2019 01: 29
            0
            Quote: Vadim237
            the browser itself tracks user priorities

            I just looked at the screen of someone else's phone and showed interest in the conversation. From my computers and phones for several years I definitely did not give requests for furniture. But the program was able to establish either by the SIM card position of my phone or by voice or by covert shooting, who, in addition to the owner of the phone, was interested in furniture.
            1. Rzzz
              Rzzz 22 September 2019 20: 38
              0
              I have a colleague at work similarly, at the break I talked about some abstract topics related to building a house. He has a microphone and a webcam on his computer, he conducts preliminary interviews with their help. So, now the advertisement is climbing on precisely this topic, which he discussed at the break. He swears that he did not use a search engine, and did not search for this information at all.
              And I also get ads on topics that I discuss in messengers. Including in the "invulnerable" cart.
    3. AU Ivanov.
      AU Ivanov. 20 September 2019 16: 16
      +1
      Real Communists!
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 20 September 2019 23: 05
        +3
        The main thing is that the party would be full and happy - everything else is secondary, as a consumable.
    4. spirit
      spirit 20 September 2019 17: 29
      +5
      I also looked) who are interested in the price for Juche ideas imagining themselves to be godhi

      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 20 September 2019 23: 46
        0
        Yeah - woody ice cream and North Korean Coca-Cola with bovine sanina for taste and aromatization.
        1. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 21 September 2019 06: 39
          +2
          Quote: Vadim237
          North Korean Coca-Cola with bovine sanina for taste and aroma.

          If you and this chipmunk who shot the movie would try Soviet Baikal, then you would probably say that they added bullish pissing there, because you are the Pepsi generation. laughing
          1. Vadim237
            Vadim237 21 September 2019 12: 01
            0
            I tried everything, including Soviet Baikal according to the recipe of one acquaintance, And with bovine sanina, I turned down, for the North Koreans this strategic raw material is to dilute fuel.
            1. Mordvin 3
              Mordvin 3 21 September 2019 14: 12
              +1
              Quote: Vadim237
              according to the recipe of one friend,

              I doubt that your friend knew exactly the composition and manufacturing technology of Lake Baikal.
              Quote: Vadim237
              I tried everything

              And carbonated vodka from a siphon?
              1. Vadim237
                Vadim237 21 September 2019 22: 31
                0
                There is no carbonated vodka - you have to try. Although you can pour it into the North Korean Koku and pin up.
                1. Mordvin 3
                  Mordvin 3 22 September 2019 01: 15
                  0
                  Quote: Vadim237
                  There is no carbonated vodka - you have to try.

                  Give it a try. I drank a couple of times until the cans ran out, a killer thing. Gram 300 and with hooves. True and sober from her quickly.
    5. MstislavHrabr
      MstislavHrabr 20 September 2019 22: 24
      +3
      I don't understand why we are participating in the DPRK food blockade? What prevents us from spitting on bans and giving Koreans food? Let them have a closed country, but you can find how they pay for food ... To persecute Koreans with hunger (supporting the initiatives of the Americans), and then watch them bow to McDonald's is not the best way out ...
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 20 September 2019 23: 06
        0
        And put them on your neck - in the future.
        1. MstislavHrabr
          MstislavHrabr 20 September 2019 23: 40
          +3
          I did not say to give food ... So "And to put them on your neck - in the future" is not appropriate here ... And forever wait for the Americans to take the initiative (start trading), and we will catch up with them (and our economy is weaker ) ... I don't think it's right to do this ...
          1. Vadim237
            Vadim237 21 September 2019 12: 02
            0
            By the way, at the expense of US trade, they import one and a half times more exports.
      2. gsev
        gsev 21 September 2019 01: 34
        +1
        https://ria.ru/20190905/1558355265.html?fbclid=IwAR3AjsHg0k4HM-meFX65WZ3e82jvhUOEFcJ0fXVXDMRXnt_AihUU44EtNmI

        Often, official information from Russian departments is very informative.
        Quote: MstislavHrabr
        I do not understand why we are participating in the food blockade of the DPRK?
    6. mihai_md2003
      mihai_md2003 21 September 2019 09: 59
      0
      Give a link please or a hint how to find.
    7. Roma 1977
      Roma 1977 22 September 2019 18: 27
      -1
      I watched this video, but did not notice anything terrible there. They live somehow, go to work. And on TV they also show havoc, like ours, but only, thank God, only on two TV channels, not 200, and only a couple of hours a day ... But they did not raise their retirement age and VAT.
  6. 1536
    1536 20 September 2019 15: 51
    -3
    I was not in the DPRK, I did not see with my own eyes what was happening there. But if there people starve to death, then the North Koreans must unite with South Korea and not be fooled. One people - one Korea.
    However, there is one caveat that must be considered. China is opposed to the unification of the two Koreas. He does not need a single strong Korea under the auspices of the United States. If we support the unification, we will directly enter into a confrontation with China. Therefore, information about hunger is apparently true, but who organized this hunger? To whom is it profitable to break the emerging alliance of Russia with China. Of course, the United States. Conclusion: the DPRK people need help, but there should be no place for poaching in our seas, even if they are poor, hungry North Koreans, because such provocations can also be part of the devilish game of the US government.
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 20 September 2019 16: 34
      -5
      Why do you think China will be against it? There are no territorial disputes between them. Southerners are already allies of the United States. As a "buffer" zone to have the DPRK? Not so powerful "buffer". But to have in the neighbors two states that are de jure in a state of war and one of them possesses nuclear weapons, and the other may well offer the States to keep it. Here, oddly enough, Japan may be against. They must unite and declare the Korean Peninsula a nuclear-free zone. And that's all. Elections will be held, families will be reunited, and this is a very important moment for Koreans. And all the neighbors around will only be fine. And to us and China. Japan will only have to fight harder for its position as a regional superpower. Because the United Korea will be a serious force! good
      1. gsev
        gsev 20 September 2019 20: 50
        +2
        Quote: Nycomed
        Here, oddly enough, Japan may be against.

        The other day, the northerners and southerners agreed to carry out work on the junction of the railway and to transport a technical train from south to north. The command of the UN troops, the United States has vetoed.
        1. Nycomed
          Nycomed 20 September 2019 21: 38
          -2
          Where does the "infa" come from? Share, please. And, moreover, Dear: no "UN troops" in nature do not exist. There is the UN Peacekeeping Force. You "strong deuce", for knowledge of the subject! hi
          1. gsev
            gsev 20 September 2019 21: 52
            +1
            https://vk.com/dprk_news
            Quote: Nycomed
            "strong deuce", for knowledge of the subject!

            These peacekeeping forces for Koreans are war criminals who burned children and women with napalm. I understand that you know this very well and do not give biased ratings.
            Search on the resource for 12.09.2018
            I quote the entire text. See the link above for details.
            ". US occupation forces did not allow the South Korean delegation to the DPRK

            From admins: We did the translation ourselves, because the event was not fundamentally interested in any mainstream media outside of Korea. Belatedly, but still we think that this news is worth remembering in order to understand the situation on the peninsula and then not to ask those surprised by the question.

            The plans for the South Koreans to travel to Sinijia for a joint South and North Korean inspection of railway conditions in the north were frozen after the UN command refused to grant permission.

            The position of the South Korean government is that this project does not constitute an area subject to UN or US sanctions against North Korea. Critics expressed their views, stating that Washington’s intervention in inter-Korean cooperation to fulfill the conditions of the 27th anniversary of the Panmunzhomsk Declaration reached a point of violation of sovereignty. "Commander of the UN forces" coquettishly called the commander of the US occupation forces in Korea.

            According to reports on August 29 from several government and other sources familiar with the inter-Korean cooperation efforts in the field of railways, the South Korean government announced its plans for the trip on August 23, but was denied approval of the UN command.

            The original plan was for a train from South Korea (six railcars connected to the locomotive) to leave Seoul Station and head to Sinijia at the far north end of the Kengui (Seoul-Siniju) Railway in North Korea. North Korea and the South are conducting a joint inspection on the North Korean section of the line between Kaesong and Siniyuju. According to the Armistice Agreement (1953), the UN command has the authority to grant or refuse permission to individuals and objects passing through the military demarcation line (DMZ).
            The US government slows down inter-Korean relations, hiding behind a sign of UN command.

            As a formal reason for refusing permission, the South Korean government did not meet the deadline for prior notice. Authorities are required to notify 48 hours in advance of plans to go through MDL in any direction and 24 hours ahead of schedule via the hotline for “transit plans”.
            Given the “prior notice deadline” question that was previously considered more flexible in light of political conditions or urgency, many observers say the grounds for the ban are just excuses.

            “In fact, the permission of the UN command was formal, and the practice was to replace it with a notification from the South Korean military,” said a source familiar with the normal passage of South Korean personnel through DMZ after the opening of the Kaesong industrial complex in 2004.

            “The only conclusion you can reach is that the US government is taking a big step because it wants to stop this project,” the source said. The UN command did not respond to relevant requests from the editorial office of Hankøre.
            If approved, the South Korean train would travel North a second time after the Korean War

            According to sources close to the joint inspection project for the North Korean section of the Gyeongyu line, the South and North Korean authorities planned to form an inspection team consisting mainly of representatives of the railways on both sides (including KORAIL and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to the south), attaching six wagons trains to the South Korean locomotive (including a conference, sleeping car and wagons for fuel and water) and catch a train at Seoul Station via MDL to Kaesong, Pyongyang and finally Sinyiu.

            In the North Korean branch, North Korean railway workers were supposed to join the train, and the North Korean locomotive was supposed to replace the South Korean at the head of six South Korean wagons - this was an adjustment taking into account the difficulties that South Korean engineers are facing in the North due to various communication and signaling systems.

            A means of conducting joint verification is to use a real train. Historically, the joint inspection would be the second example of a South Korean train going to the end of the Sinijiju line, since the railways of the two sides were divided on September 11, 1945.

            One of the previous test runs of the South Korean train from Seoul to Sinuya was after an agreement was signed in the Joint Declaration of October 4, 2007 to use the Gyeongui line to send the joint inter-Korean welcoming team to Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games. (The plan to send the welcome squad by train was not implemented, since inter-Korean relations worsened after the arrival of the administration of Lee Myung-bak).

            The Importance of Joint Rail Cooperation without Violating UN Sanctions

            Strategically, the inspectorate would have had a strong symbolic impact, sending a powerful message of both sides' commitment to rail cooperation with the global community, without violating UN or US sanctions against North Korea. Even as a one-time event, a train traveling all the way from Seoul Station to Shiniyuju will accelerate marked progress in cooperation between the Korean Railways at a time when sanctions are hampering the immediate efforts to modernize the North Korean section of the railway.

            In a declaration in Panmunjom on April 27, South Korean President Moon Jae In and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to "take practical steps to connect and modernize railways and roads on the eastern transport corridor, as well as between Seoul and Siniju."

            President Moon also described the connection of railways and roads in his address to National Liberation on August 15 as “the beginning of a joint prosperity on the Korean Peninsula,” adding that his “goal is to hold a ceremony for the connection of railways and roads throughout the year. as stated in the Panmunjom Declaration. "

            "UN Command" does not name a specific reason for refusal

            The UN command reacted on August 30 by sending a message to the press service of the Ministry of National Defense, asking to understand that the UN command was denied permission to joint inspections of the railways between the North Korean cities of Keson and Manzan. The report also confirms that the UN command requested "more specific details" regarding the inspections.

            The final note in the message emphasized the commitment of the UN command to the Korean Armistice Agreement and expressed its will to continue cooperation with the South Korean authorities in support of diplomatic efforts. The report did not mention the reasons why the "UN command" did not allow South Korean government officials to travel through the DMZ.

            Lee Jae-hoon, senior journalist,
            Hangeryo Sinmun newspaper, Seoul "
            1. Avior
              Avior 20 September 2019 22: 38
              0
              US Occupation Troops

              Further it was possible not to read .....
              1. gsev
                gsev 20 September 2019 23: 02
                +3
                Quote: Avior
                Could be further

                And how else in the source sympathetic to the DPRK can be called US troops. For modern Lithuanian and even European politicians, SS and auxiliary Lithuanian police officers are worthy veterans who fought for the freedom of Lithuania, for those whose relatives they sent to concentration camps, these are criminals.
        2. Servisinzhener
          Servisinzhener 20 September 2019 22: 39
          0
          The US does not need competitors, especially such as a united Korea. With the highest level of technical development, operability, nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles.
      2. MstislavHrabr
        MstislavHrabr 20 September 2019 22: 30
        0
        It will be good for us if the economy and politics of this united country are in agreement with us ... And to get a country with North Korean nuclear weapons and South Caucasian technologies, with an army of more than a million, a rapidly growing population and economy near the borders of our Far East ... And suddenly - "hostile to us" - who said that this is good ?!
      3. gsev
        gsev 21 September 2019 01: 38
        +1
        Quote: Nycomed
        And why do you think China will be against it?

        Probably in the PRC understand that the theory of the golden billion does not provide for further life on the planet of nations without reliable weapons and an army.
    2. gsev
      gsev 20 September 2019 19: 49
      +2
      Quote: 1536
      But if there people starve to death, then the North Koreans must unite with South Korea and not be fooled.

      Russia in 1991 united with the West and the Russians began to die out as a people.
  7. Roman070280
    Roman070280 20 September 2019 15: 53
    +1
    Surely, the USSR suffered from hunger in the same way in democratic media ..
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 20 September 2019 17: 37
      +2
      Quote: Roman070280
      Surely, the USSR suffered from hunger in the same way in democratic media ..

      And that there was no famine in the USSR?
      1. 1976AG
        1976AG 20 September 2019 19: 29
        -1
        Quote: RUSS
        Quote: Roman070280
        Surely, the USSR suffered from hunger in the same way in democratic media ..

        And that there was no famine in the USSR?

        There was certainly hunger. And the Americans refused to sell us food.
        1. gsev
          gsev 20 September 2019 20: 52
          0
          Quote: 1976AG
          There was certainly hunger.

          But for some reason, the population of Russia did not decrease even in 1944, and after 1991 it decreases.
          1. AU Ivanov.
            AU Ivanov. 20 September 2019 23: 12
            +1
            In prosperous Europe, the indigenous population is also declining. Tell me why?
          2. Vadim237
            Vadim237 20 September 2019 23: 16
            0
            Well, it didn’t decrease - the Civil War, dispossession, the resettlement of peoples, famine throughout the USSR from 28th to 33rd and further focal, the Great Patriotic War in which the USSR lost 28000000 people - 1370 cities, 70000 - villages, villages, farms, 98000 collective farms , 2800 state farms, 2900 MTS, 10000 kilometers of railways, 34000 enterprises and factories, 7 million heads of horses and 17 million heads of cattle, spent 582 billion rubles on the fighting of the USSR. For you it certainly hasn’t reduced anything.
      2. Roma 1977
        Roma 1977 22 September 2019 18: 31
        +1
        How many lived in the USSR - I have never seen the hungry. Or are you talking about the USSR 30s / 40s?
      3. Roman070280
        Roman070280 23 September 2019 09: 42
        0
        I did not starve .. my parents did not complain either ..
        There is no point in considering times of war ..
  8. HAM
    HAM 20 September 2019 15: 55
    +6
    First, get choked with sanctions, and then yell about the starving people, as it is in American ...
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 20 September 2019 16: 03
      +3
      Quote: HAM
      First, get choked with sanctions, and then yell about the starving people, as it is in American ...

      This is how "export of democracy" looks like in the American way.
    2. RUSS
      RUSS 20 September 2019 17: 37
      -1
      Quote: HAM
      First, get choked with sanctions, and then yell about the starving people, as it is in American ...

      It's not about sanctions.
      The country is going the wrong way
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 20 September 2019 18: 42
        +7
        Quote: RUSS
        It's not about sanctions.

        In this particular case, it's a matter of sanctions. Which should force the country to follow the "right path".
        At the same time, those who are sure that they have the right to show the way are acting like cannibals. Think of Syria. For the sake of "Assad must leave" even the supply of medicines was banned.
    3. RUSS
      RUSS 20 September 2019 17: 40
      0
      Quote: HAM
      First, get choked with sanctions, and then yell about the starving people, as it is in American ...

      2017, China and Russia supported the UN Security Council resolution on new sanctions against the DPRK in response to the sixth consecutive nuclear test of Pyongyang. The new package of restrictive measures is the ninth since 2006, when North Korea conducted its first underground test of a nuclear device.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 20 September 2019 18: 43
        +4
        This was one of the many mistakes of our diplomacy.
        1. RUSS
          RUSS 20 September 2019 20: 45
          -2
          Quote: Spade
          This was one of the many mistakes of our diplomacy.

          Are you an expert in diplomacy?
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 20 September 2019 21: 48
            +5
            Rather, I have a conscience somewhere. Allowing children to die for the sake of the "World Hegemon and the Light of Democracy" to feel like a winner is a very bad idea.
          2. Mordvin 3
            Mordvin 3 21 September 2019 06: 47
            +3
            Quote: RUSS
            Are you an expert in diplomacy?

            Are you an expert on paths?
            1. RUSS
              RUSS 21 September 2019 06: 58
              -2
              Quote: mordvin xnumx
              Quote: RUSS
              Are you an expert in diplomacy?

              Are you an expert on paths?

              Yes
              1. Mordvin 3
                Mordvin 3 21 September 2019 07: 11
                +3
                Quote: RUSS
                Yes

                So Lopatov is an expert in diplomacy.
        2. Nycomed
          Nycomed 20 September 2019 21: 41
          -4
          This was the absolutely right move of both our and Chinese diplomacy.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 20 September 2019 21: 53
            +2
            The more Korean old people, women and children die, the better? "Was that absolutely the right move?"

            What did you call me there for refusing to cry about the dead American, essentially the enemy?

            That is, for you personally, Korean children are enemies, the more they die, the better, and the American pilots who are preparing to kill the Russians are friends, whose death must be greatly condolenced?
            1. Nycomed
              Nycomed 20 September 2019 22: 38
              -3
              Dying from radiation? How are we, then back in the USSR, in Semipalatinsk?
          2. gsev
            gsev 20 September 2019 22: 56
            +1
            Quote: Nycomed
            This was the absolutely right move of both our and Chinese diplomacy.

            China does not need a neighbor with nuclear weapons. North Korea holds back China’s eastward expansion more effectively than Trump’s efforts to contain China. Korean civilization has not waged aggressive wars in its 3000-year history. I agree that on the part of the PRC this is the right move, but on the part of both Russia and the USA it is idiotic.
  9. Grits
    Grits 20 September 2019 16: 02
    +3
    What droughts are we talking about? The author apparently has never been to the Far East and has no idea about the monsoon climate from the word "absolutely". I live in Primorye and work in the area of ​​civil defense. And I know very well what meteorological phenomena are typical for our region. These are typhoons, but not droughts. for example, in August of this year, 5 typhoons swept over Primorye. In many areas, the emergency mode is still functioning. So, almost all of them went through Korea. And the intensity there was much steeper than ours. Therefore, most likely all their rice did not dry out, but it was carried into the sea. And all the fields were most likely flooded.
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 20 September 2019 16: 35
      +1
      Of course, there is no question of any droughts there. Only floods.
  10. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 20 September 2019 16: 25
    +6
    As it is in the West, to impose sanctions against the country and then declare that there is famine, the UD is moral, no better than the Nazi fascists.
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 20 September 2019 17: 40
      +1
      Quote: Incvizitor
      As it is in the West, to impose sanctions against the country and then declare that there is famine, the UD is moral, no better than the Nazi fascists.

      Russia supported the sanctions against the DPRK in the UN Security Council, as it favors the preservation of the nuclear non-proliferation regime; our country considers it important that Pyongyang join the agreement, said Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvinko (2017).
      China and Russia supported the UN Security Council resolution on new sanctions against North Korea in response to the sixth consecutive nuclear test of Pyongyang. The new package of restrictive measures is the ninth since 2006, when North Korea conducted its first underground test of a nuclear device.
      1. D16
        D16 20 September 2019 21: 38
        +2
        Who needs independent players? Are we for a multipolar world? Nah. We are for bipolar laughing .
      2. gsev
        gsev 20 September 2019 22: 30
        +4
        Quote: RUSS
        China and Russia support UN Security Council resolution on new sanctions against DPRK in response to Pyongyang’s sixth consecutive nuclear test

        In general, Russia and the DPRK entered into a "Friendship Treaty" in 2000, the articles of which prohibit participation in hostile actions against each other. By participating in international sanctions and voting at the UN on sanctions, Russia declared its incapacity and unreliability as a partner. Looking at this, Lukashenka seeks to find mutual understanding with Trump and Zelinsky.
      3. MstislavHrabr
        MstislavHrabr 20 September 2019 22: 34
        +2
        Sanctions should concern technology, but not food ...
      4. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 21 September 2019 15: 33
        +1
        With all the "sanctions" Russia is helping this country and not poisoning like the West.
        Pyongyang, March 4, 2019 08:32 - REGNUM The Russian Federation delivered over 2 thousand tons of wheat as humanitarian aid to the DPRK. This was informed by the Russian Embassy in North Korea on the page on the social network Facebook.
        The diplomatic mission said that the ceremony of receiving humanitarian aid from the Russian Federation, which was attended by Russian Consul General Yuri Bochkarev and an employee of the Pyongyang branch of the World Food Program international organization, took place last weekend (March 2–3) in the port in Chongjin.
        “Only half of the humanitarian aid was unloaded from Chonjin (from the Ynbon-2 vessel), the rest of it was sent to the city of Hynnam,” the report said. “The grain will be used to make cookies and nutritious mixtures for children and pregnant women.”
        As REGNUM reported, on February 11, 2019, the chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs, Konstantin Kosachev, during a meeting with the DPRK ambassador to Moscow, Kim Hyun Zhong, said that Moscow could provide Pyongyang with 50 thousand tons of wheat as humanitarian aid.
  11. Old26
    Old26 20 September 2019 17: 29
    +6
    Quote: Piramidon
    Quote: Butterfly Killer
    In principle, the Americans do not refuse help in such cases.

    Especially when Eun threatened them with vigorous missiles.

    Rather, even before that. When North Korea did not have nuclear weapons, the United States was among the three countries with the largest volumes of food supplies to the DPRK. In total, from 1995 to 2011, 12 million 390 thousand tons of food was delivered to the DPRK. South Korea supplied 3 million 314 thousand tons, China - 3 million 15 thousand tons, the USA - 2 million 400 thousand tons. All other countries supplied 3 million 661 thousand tons

    Quote: Spade
    Poachers are one famine artificially created at the initiative of the United States in the North. Korea is different

    Do not hang all dogs in the USA. If this year there was a catastrophic drought and productivity fell below the plinth, are Americans to blame for this too? Moreover, sanctions do not apply to grain and other products, except delicacies. Even the restriction on the supply of fuel provides for an increase if this fuel is necessary in order to stop hunger


    Quote: Sergey Karasev
    The famine, comparable in scale to 1994, is likely to happen, but we will never know its true scale. The DPRK is a very closed country, so we will proceed from rumors, gossip and high-likly.

    That's for sure. Even now, after 20-25 years, we do not know the exact numbers. Many organizations. t.h. and international estimates of hunger losses ranging from 1 to 3 million people (up to 15% of the population). Data from the DPRK authorities - 10 people died of starvation. DPRK authorities data downplayed 000-100 times

    Quote: 1536
    I was not in the DPRK, I did not see with my own eyes what was happening there. But if there people starve to death, then the North Koreans must unite with South Korea and not be fooled. One people - one Korea.

    The people may not mind uniting. And who is asking him. Here are the top government officials who lose everything - these are unlikely to want to unite. Even in times, years, and famine it was not, although the coupon system existed and high-ranking officials (by no means the first and second lines) received 700 grams of rice per day. Intelligence officers - 560 grams of rice and 240 grams of corn each, the military - 420 grams of rice and 210 grams of corn in the capital, and 280 grams of rice and 490 grams of corn in the province.
    Workers in the capital, respectively, 360 + 180, in the province - 240 + 420 (for heavy work, respectively, 480 + 240 in the capital and 320 + 560 in the province.
    For July 2019, rations were averaged and reduced to only 311 g
    Most likely, this ration does not apply to high-ranking officials, secret services and the military.

    Quote: 1536
    However, there is one caveat that must be considered. China is opposed to the unification of the two Koreas. He does not need a single strong Korea under the auspices of the United States. If we support the unification, we will directly enter into a confrontation with China. Therefore, information about hunger is apparently true, but who organized this hunger? To whom is it profitable to break the emerging alliance of Russia with China. Of course, the United States. Conclusion: the DPRK people need help, but there should be no place for poaching in our seas, even if they are poor, hungry North Koreans, because such provocations can also be part of the devilish game of the US government.

    Under whose auspices will a united Korea be yet unknown. The living standards of South Korea will fall significantly and, moreover, for a long time. Pull up neighbors (25 million) to their level, despite the fact that in the north the salary is about $ 10 per month compared to salaries and everything related in the South, it will take years, if not decades. Won the GDR and the FRG. It seems that there wasn’t such a huge difference as between North and South Korea, but anyway. 35 years have passed, and the standard of living in the eastern lands of Germany differs from the level in the western lands ...
    All dogs should not be hung on the Americans. They do not know how to arrange such droughts in certain areas, they do not know how.
    So you conclude. The people need help. So until 2011 they regularly helped. Until Eun began to test his nuclear weapons and missiles. Help how? Again humanitarian aid from all neighbors, the UN and the USA? So the same US is unlikely to want to help after the games of Un with missiles and charges. Poaching how to lime? Only one begs. Do not give any quotas and licenses, which means that any actions of fishermen in the waters of Russia should be stopped by the sinking of these fishing boats? Or see another option? When soldering in 311 grams, you want to eat. And you’ll go to steal fish from your neighbors (to poach). They don’t go to the Japanese. Not quickly they’ll wind their tail, but we ...

    Quote: HAM
    First, get choked with sanctions, and then yell about the starving people, as it is in American ...

    In fact, food sanctions were not concerned. Unless only delicacies, such as lobsters, red fish, caviar. There were no very severe restrictions on fuel. But the supply of equipment and materials that can be used by the nuclear missile industry - yes, there were severe restrictions. Moreover, before the start of missile and nuclear tests, many sanctions did not apply at all.

    Quote: Incvizitor
    As it is in the West, to impose sanctions against the country and then declare that there is famine, the UD is moral, no better than the Nazi fascists.

    We also voted for sanctions. And we are not better than the Nazis? Or let them sit on their heads, but support the sanctions no-no. After all, Eun is against the United States, which means by definition we are a friend, comrade and brother ...
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 20 September 2019 18: 46
      +2
      Quote: Old26
      Do not hang all dogs in the USA.

      Are there sanctions? There is. Sanctions contributed to the creation of hunger? Contributed.
      Questions?

      The main problem of SK is fuel. No fuel, no food.
      1. Avior
        Avior 20 September 2019 22: 45
        +1
        But there is enough fuel for the production of rockets.
        An accident? ....
      2. gsev
        gsev 20 September 2019 23: 12
        0
        Quote: Spade
        No fuel, no food.

        Very true. Already in the 1970s, only in Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso spent less energy than 1 joule to produce 1 joule of the prisoner in food.
  12. Corn
    Corn 20 September 2019 17: 53
    +1
    Nothing new; hunger is the norm in the countries of victorious communism.
    In the USSR, they managed to arrange 2 terrible famines on the European continent since the Middle Ages, managed to destroy agriculture, and in such a way that Russia turned from the world's largest food exporter into the world's largest importer.
    In pre-capitalist China, the time of Mao had a similar story.
    Now here is Venezuela and the DPRK ... thanks to the Lord, how good it is that even Russia has recovered from the red plague.
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 20 September 2019 18: 46
      -2
      Quote: Corn
      Thanks to the Lord, how good it is that at least Russia was cured of the red plague.

      good good good
    2. armata_armata
      armata_armata 20 September 2019 20: 25
      +1
      thank God, how good it is that even Russia has recovered from the red plague

      Now from your liberal left wink
      1. RUSS
        RUSS 20 September 2019 20: 47
        +2
        Quote: armata_armata
        thank God, how good it is that even Russia has recovered from the red plague

        Now from your liberal left wink

        There has never been liberalism in Russia
        1. armata_armata
          armata_armata 20 September 2019 21: 02
          +1
          There has never been liberalism in Russia

          Then I agree, from your criminal groups that came to power in the 90s hi
          1. AU Ivanov.
            AU Ivanov. 20 September 2019 21: 08
            +1
            All these members of the criminal group, at one time, wore a red-colored party card in their pocket. Worthy feeding up the Communists.
            1. armata_armata
              armata_armata 20 September 2019 21: 10
              +1
              All these members of the criminal group, at one time, wore a red-colored party card in their pocket. Worthy Feeding Communists

              Yes, you also feed the Communists, dear friend, received a free education, health care, so what would you say hi
              1. AU Ivanov.
                AU Ivanov. 20 September 2019 21: 24
                0
                Do you speak for free? That is, my parents did not pay taxes? Yes, and from me, like a bunny: 13% income + 6 for childlessness. Yeah, completely free.
                1. armata_armata
                  armata_armata 20 September 2019 21: 30
                  +1
                  Do you speak for free? That is, my parents did not pay taxes? Yes, and from me, like a bunny: 13% income + 6 for childlessness. Yeah, completely free.

                  13% of you dear friend didn’t take for studies, now also 13% but universities are already paid like most health services, so you didn’t live on your taxes
                  1. AU Ivanov.
                    AU Ivanov. 20 September 2019 21: 38
                    -1
                    Great in a two-room all-round fat! Just lovely. And in order not to lose weight, a couple of times a month for food 5 hours by train to Leningrad.
                    1. armata_armata
                      armata_armata 20 September 2019 21: 40
                      +1
                      Great in a two-room all-round fat! Just lovely. And in order not to lose weight, a couple of times a month for food 5 hours by train to Leningrad.

                      We’ll write it down in a free apartment, which was privatized in the 00s, having received another 4-5 million rubles from bloody communism lol
                      1. AU Ivanov.
                        AU Ivanov. 20 September 2019 21: 53
                        +2
                        When did the communists give out apartments for ownership? The apartment was official, from the Ministry of Railways - dad engineer on a piece of iron. And my apartment was bought for my money. Thank God, I did not have to wait until my uncle descended and allocated you housing.
                      2. armata_armata
                        armata_armata 20 September 2019 21: 56
                        0
                        When did the communists give out apartments for ownership? The apartment was official

                        Well, well, after the 90s she became personal, it happens ...
                        And my apartment was bought for my money
                        Which again earned thanks to the diploma that was issued in a hated alliance))
                      3. AU Ivanov.
                        AU Ivanov. 20 September 2019 22: 04
                        -1
                        And to whom to say thanks? Probably, all the same, probably, to someone who has no compensation, that is, gave the apartment for free? Thanks to the diploma, say? Well, yes, in the flight school, in addition to aerodynamics and KULP, they taught cars to drive, the basics of trade were taught and other business.
                      4. armata_armata
                        armata_armata 20 September 2019 22: 09
                        +2
                        trained cars to distill, the basics of trade taught and other business

                        Speculation wanted to say wink
                        And to whom to say thanks?

                        Because criminal groups of the 90s were allowed to deal with similar ones, well, I think you already put a candle for them every day bully
                      5. AU Ivanov.
                        AU Ivanov. 20 September 2019 22: 13
                        -1
                        Around the world, an entrepreneur is the support of the state, only among the Communists is a speculator. Apparently therefore, elementary goods were in the category of deficit. Well, in the DPRK, yes - hunger. Not surprising.
                      6. armata_armata
                        armata_armata 20 September 2019 22: 16
                        +3
                        Around the world, the entrepreneur is the backbone of the state

                        In about the whole world, entrepreneurship = product creation.
                        RF Entrepreneurship = Resale Product laughing
                        only the Communists-a speculator. Apparently therefore, elementary goods were in the category of deficit

                        This is probably why 90% of the goods that you use from China
                        Well, in the DPRK, yes - hunger. Not surprising.

                        Of course, in the besieged Leningrad there was also a famine from the Communists that they did not surrender to the fascists ...
                      7. AU Ivanov.
                        AU Ivanov. 20 September 2019 23: 08
                        -3
                        The blockade is here with it. This is a full-blown total war. It is necessary to compare at least with Iran. The sanctions are about the same, but there is no famine in Iran. Islamic fundamentalists turned out to be better managers than communists.
                      8. armata_armata
                        armata_armata 20 September 2019 23: 13
                        +2
                        The blockade is here with

                        Of course, nothing to do with it :)
                        It is necessary to compare at least with Iran

                        With a world exporter of oil, which most countries have never refused to purchase from Iran
                        there is no hunger in Iran

                        I wonder why it’s not there. winked
                        Islamic fundamentalists turned out to be better managers than communists.

                        Yes, that's why they could not create nuclear weapons, and now the United States and Israel are preparing to kill them)
                      9. AU Ivanov.
                        AU Ivanov. 20 September 2019 23: 36
                        -4
                        Why is there no famine in Iran? Everything is very simple - there the economy is not subject to communist ideology. As for the minerals of the DPRK:
                        “The country contains huge reserves of minerals, including iron, gold, zinc, copper, limestone, molybdenum, graphite - just about 200 types of minerals. There is also a large amount of rare earth metals used in the production of smartphones and other high-tech products. The country's mineral values ​​have varied considerably over the years and have been hampered by secrecy and lack of access. According to one estimate by a South Korean mining company, they are worth over $ 6 trillion. "
                        I am afraid that the DPRK and oil would not be in vain.
                      10. armata_armata
                        armata_armata 20 September 2019 23: 44
                        +1
                        Why is there no famine in Iran? Everything is very simple - there the economy is not subject to communist ideology.

                        But in China why is there no hunger for communist ideology in the same place, and in the Central African Republic why is there famine in the same capitalism? It’s convenient to wishful thinking wink
                        Estimates of the country's mineral resources varied significantly over the years and were difficult due to secrecy and lack of access to them.

                        In general, no data
                        According to one estimate by a South Korean mining company, they cost more than $ 6 trillion

                        But some kind of mining company without a name did find secret data and estimated resources, strongly good
                        There are also a large number of rare earth metals used in the manufacture of smartphones and other high-tech products.

                        I’m embarrassed to ask if there are such rare-earth deposits on the Korean Peninsula, then why was there such a scandal in South Korea when Japan refused to supply rare-earth metals to Korea for the production of memory chips?
                        I'm afraid that the DPRK and oil would not be for the future

                        I’m afraid that, with Iran’s oil reserves, the DPRK would bypass the Russian Federation by economic indicator wink
                      11. AU Ivanov.
                        AU Ivanov. 21 September 2019 00: 22
                        -2
                        Is communist ideology in China? The main postulate of socialism is public ownership of the means of production and the absence of private property. In China, private property thrives in lush color, it was after admission of private initiative to the means of production that the economic breakthrough began. Before that, China was a poor country. Well, of course - competent attraction of foreign investment.
                      12. armata_armata
                        armata_armata 21 September 2019 00: 34
                        -1
                        Is communist ideology in China?

                        And you at the party congress in China, put this question, the answer will quickly get
                        The main postulate of socialism is public ownership of the means of production and the absence of private property.

                        Did you equate corporations that are legally and actually owned by the Chinese government, only formally considered private?)
                        Or small Chinese cellars? So in the USSR grandmothers sat and sold their socks, shirts and vegetables from the garden
                        In China, private property thrives in lush color, it was after admission of private initiative to the means of production that the economic breakthrough began

                        About how, it turns out, not mass copying of technologies and industrialization of the country led to unprecedented economic growth, but a private trader laughing
                        Before that, China was a poor country.

                        Before Mao was)

                        ps And dear friend, if all this was done by a rescue private owner, then why in Russia did this private owner completely finish production and put the country on an oil needle?
                      13. gsev
                        gsev 20 September 2019 23: 55
                        +2
                        Quote: AS Ivanov.
                        taught cars to drive,

                        They trained you to think and put you in the midst of more intelligent people. Elite English universities are not because elite because their graduates know mathematics and physics better than graduates from Chinese Korean and Indian universities (most likely the opposite), but because over the years of study, they got a chance to get acquainted with the future elite of Great Britain.
                      14. gsev
                        gsev 20 September 2019 23: 51
                        +3
                        Quote: AS Ivanov.
                        When did the communists give out apartments for ownership?

                        And if your parents quit the railway or died, would their communists drive their descendants out of the apartment? It was just that it was impossible to sell apartments in the USSR, and to drink and parasit with the money raised. But now, for non-payment of housing and communal services, they will easily be evicted from the apartment, and soon, for non-payment of inheritance tax, they will be deprived of property. In addition, the queue for housing was long in Moscow, and in the Staritsa of the Kalinin Region, a working-class family received housing in about five years. In Sterlitamak in the 1980s at Mashzavod, the Ukrainian-Tatar family consistently changed the dormitory room, one-room and 2-room apartments for about seven years. The family has 2 daughters, parents are workers.
                      15. AU Ivanov.
                        AU Ivanov. 21 September 2019 00: 14
                        -4
                        And in the hero city of Leningrad, my grandmother, a blockade from and to, a doctor in the evacuation hospital during the war, and my grandfather, a pilot, a war veteran, have lived in a communal apartment all their lives. You see, the area of ​​housing per person is not allowed to queue for improvement. And to buy an apartment, as you rightly noted, was impossible. In the Union for non-payment of utilities, they could quickly be evicted to a hostel, there is nothing new here. But to pass the apartment by inheritance - in no case, the apartments were the property of the state.
                      16. gsev
                        gsev 21 September 2019 00: 51
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                        Quote: AS Ivanov.
                        But to pass the apartment by inheritance

                        Register a relative. An easy way to transfer an apartment. It was assumed that a person should have one housing. There were pros and cons. Do not find 20 rubles for housing and communal services in a 3-room apartment in the USSR? In the USSR, there were temporary attempts to solve the housing problem. In 1970 and late 1980, workers were allowed to build their own housing. Dolgoprudny at the beginning of 1970 and Noginsk at the end of 1980. The problem is that by this time the government has bureaucratized and tackled its problems. So the construction management considered it below their dignity. Yeltsin drank bitter as head of the Gosstroy, but managed to take power when he had a chance. In principle, a similar thing is happening now. For example, in Lobny, some government officials were drawn into a conflict with the plant. And based on the fact that the price of their land plot with the advent of an industrial building 25 meters from the main railroad track allegedly after 2013 fell in price, they are trying to demolish the plant, which has grown its area by 2014 times since 8.
                      17. Nycomed
                        Nycomed 21 September 2019 05: 27
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                        Quite right! Moreover, the minimum number of meters for queuing up for housing was determined by the company where you worked. At our plant, in the 80s, it was 5,5 sq / m. per person. If you have more, then no one will put you in line. Somewhere it was more, up to 8 sq / m. even came from "communist" bounty.
                      18. Mordvin 3
                        Mordvin 3 21 September 2019 07: 04
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                        Quote: Nycomed
                        up to 8 sq. / m. even came from "communist" bounties.

                        83,5 of the square my dad received for a family of 4's.
                      19. Nycomed
                        Nycomed 21 September 2019 07: 11
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                        Please forgive my curiosity. And where? Sorry again, a tactless question, of course. hi
                      20. Mordvin 3
                        Mordvin 3 21 September 2019 07: 18
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                        Quote: Nycomed
                        But where?

                        Tula region, Novomoskovsk, Dad - the most ordinary locksmith. The welder from the enterprise and the deputy director also lived in the exact same apartment. The plant began to build houses of improved layout at the end of the 70's; there were simply no one-room houses in these houses, as well as apartments with passage rooms.
                      21. Nycomed
                        Nycomed 21 September 2019 07: 26
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                        I know, I have been there once, there is also "Uzlovaya" not far away, in my opinion?
                      22. Mordvin 3
                        Mordvin 3 21 September 2019 07: 28
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                        Quote: Nycomed
                        "Nodal" is not far away,

                        Yes, about twenty minutes.
                      23. Nycomed
                        Nycomed 21 September 2019 07: 38
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                        In, damn it, I remember something else! And the wonderful Park with wooden sculptures is the same after all, somewhere there?
                      24. Mordvin 3
                        Mordvin 3 21 September 2019 07: 45
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                        Quote: Nycomed
                        And the wonderful Park with wooden sculptures is the same after all, somewhere there?

                        We have. The children's railway is working, the wooden boat has rotted long ago, heroes have been put in place of it, the Don and Shat cannons are still standing, the park in general has become better.


                      25. Nycomed
                        Nycomed 21 September 2019 08: 00
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                        Well, I remembered everything! Thank! By the way, girls from Novomoskovsk, from some vocational school, to the Automobile Plant came to our city in the 80s to practice. Why the hell did they drive them here? It is not clear, of course ... There were enough of ours, in abundance. And the girls were normal, went to discos with them!
                      26. Mordvin 3
                        Mordvin 3 21 September 2019 07: 01
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                        Quote: AS Ivanov.
                        And to buy an apartment, as you rightly noted, was impossible.

                        And of course you haven’t heard about cooperative ones. Like exchange with surcharge.
                      27. Nycomed
                        Nycomed 21 September 2019 07: 22
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                        With the "cooperative" too, everything was far from easy. There, in line, also had to get there. Because there was a sufficient number of citizens who had savings (polar explorers, shift workers, sailors, etc.), but there was no question of being put in a "queue" for housing. Of course, it was possible to get up, but none of the "offices" where these comrades worked built their own homes. Therefore, wait for the "free" state. lived. the area was there until his death. Therefore, and these people were sufficiently wealthy, at that time, they tried to join the "cooperative". And from them, too, was formed QUEUE!
                      28. Nycomed
                        Nycomed 21 September 2019 05: 20
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                        I, somehow, had a chance to visit Sterlitamak. I would not like to have a 2-room apartment there (I will not say anything about the "hostel"), I would not live there in the palace. And there, not very far away, there is another wonderful city - Salavat! This is GENERAL!
    3. gsev
      gsev 20 September 2019 23: 16
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      Quote: Corn
      in countries of victorious communism, hunger is the norm.

      But in tsarist Russia there was no famine? In Ossetia and under Putin, quinoa is also added to the pies. In addition, in the USSR, families usually had at least 3 children. How many women in Russia can feed such a horde of children?
      1. Corn
        Corn 20 September 2019 23: 46
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        But in tsarist Russia there was no famine?
        On such a scale, nothing like that was even close. There were outbreaks of epidemics caused by poor nutrition from crop failure, but even they did not bring such damage to the people.
        In Ossetia and under Putin, quinoa is also added to the pies.
        which is already there, all of Russia eats breadcrumbs, hedgehogs, and pasture, in any case, every Bandera patriot who is independent is sure of this.
        In addition, in the USSR, families usually had at least 3 children.
        in Afghanistan, Zambia and Somalia in general at least 10 children give birth, they need to be equal!
        How many women in Russia can feed such a horde of children?
        You see, there is a direct correlation between the standard of living and the number of children. The higher the well-being, the more people have opportunities for self-realization, in addition to family, and this is completely normal. The planet is already overpopulated, due to the development of digital technologies, unemployment will inevitably grow, why do you need a high birth rate?
        1. gsev
          gsev 21 September 2019 00: 57
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          Quote: Corn
          in Afghanistan, Zambia and Somalia in general at least 10 children give birth, they need to be equal

          A friend has 2 families. One in Russia is one son. In the 40th year of his life, in about 2005, he started a second in Afghanistan, where he already has 5 children. Perhaps this indicates the unpromising modern lifestyle in Russia.
        2. gsev
          gsev 21 September 2019 01: 06
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          Quote: Corn
          On such a scale, nothing like that was even close.

          In general, sociologists criticizing Mendeleev’s erroneous calculations about the growth of the Russian people to 500 million in a not very distant time noted that already in 1900 the Russians were actually threatened with extinction. In the cities, incurable diseases raged, the average duration of Russians was only 20 years. My grandmother talked about hunger both during the reign of the tsar and in the first decades of Soviet rule. The manager of the landowner beat her brother to death for trying to bring his sister several potatoes from the field (his brother worked only for food). It’s just that the tsarist bureaucrats did not care how much they died of hunger in the Tambov region. And now it’s not customary to scold the modern system and its forerunner.
    4. Nycomed
      Nycomed 21 September 2019 05: 01
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      Everything is absolutely correct! Someone said: "If the communists are given the Sahara, then in two years they will start importing sand."
    5. Roma 1977
      Roma 1977 23 September 2019 09: 51
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      You are not quite in the subject. The famine in tsarist Russia was permanent, and under the Soviets the problem was finally solved, after the Second World War. And the development of virgin lands, and the notorious corn - these were all feverish attempts to provide the whole country with food. Note - do not sell for currency to the West, as in the case of the tsar (and even now), but also to buy in the West in order to raise their own per capita consumption to a normal level (including fodder crops for cattle, which was bad in tsarist Russia in general) ..
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  14. Operator
    Operator 20 September 2019 18: 07
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    North Korea has no problems getting food aid - from China (an ally) and from South Korea (where the blood relatives of North Koreans live).

    Therefore, it is necessary to drive up all the North Korean poachers from our economic zone in the Sea of ​​Japan.
  15. Pavel57
    Pavel57 20 September 2019 19: 12
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    And if from hunger 10 million. Rush to us? Even 100000. It will be enough. What to do with it? And this is a real scenario of migration to Russia from different angles.
  16. Karabas
    Karabas 20 September 2019 19: 12
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    At the same time, it is worth noting that such warnings, published with enviable regularity, are mostly an exaggeration, and although there is a shortage of food in the country, it is not as significant as the UN claims.

    Trump has a great opportunity to build relationships and not keep his country in fear of a nuclear strike. Just remove at least part of the sanctions regarding food and domestic needs. It will be ten times cheaper. The reverse policy will never bring a positive effect for his country, on the contrary, only deterioration and a lot of problems. You can’t make people love something by starving them and doing nasty things.
    1. gsev
      gsev 20 September 2019 23: 21
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      Quote: Karabas
      Trump has a great opportunity to build relationships and not keep his country in fear of a nuclear strike.

      In the USA, they are well aware that no one will attack the USA in the next half century. But a preventive strike by all means can run into any country whose leadership understands that the United States planned the execution of Baghdat-Libyan for them.
      1. Karabas
        Karabas 20 September 2019 23: 32
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        In the USA, they are well aware that no one will attack the USA in the next half century. But a preventive strike by all means can run into any country whose leadership understands that the United States planned the execution of Baghdat-Libyan for them.

        I don’t think that anyone really cares what the United States knows very well. If you decide to make a siege of an entire country in order to starve to death, you will receive your it is logical to destroy the enemy before starving to death.
  17. Rwmos
    Rwmos 20 September 2019 19: 34
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    Experts call sanctions one of the reasons that seriously hit the country's economy.

    Those. The UN recognizes genocide as a result of the sanctions, but does nothing. Deflection of the Year Award - into the studio!
  18. armata_armata
    armata_armata 20 September 2019 20: 25
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    Heh, well, what is another reason for the DPRK to use nuclear weapons against fattening opponents hi
  19. alystan
    alystan 20 September 2019 21: 02
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    Authors, FAO is the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, headquartered in Rome. One of the 17 specialized agencies of the world organization.
    1. gsev
      gsev 21 September 2019 05: 11
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      Quote: alystan
      Authors, FAO is the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

      In the 1970s, a Soviet Jew was in charge of rice farming at FAO. Is that why, by 1985, Soviet influence was growing in countries where rice was the main food crop, and where the US was growing where wheat was grown. Now in Russia, science is about rice and wheat in the corral, so even Metsegora claims to be ready for dramatic changes in relations between the United States and the DPRK.
  20. mavrus
    mavrus 20 September 2019 21: 15
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    Quote: Piramidon
    Quote: Butterfly Killer
    In principle, the Americans do not refuse help in such cases.

    Especially when Eun threatened them with vigorous missiles.

    An extra reason for "American aid", usually after this aid it will take at least a decade to recover. There will be no time for threats.
  21. APASUS
    APASUS 20 September 2019 22: 20
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    The United Nations has long crushed the Americans, the essence of information of this type will harm the image of the country's leader.
    Since Korea is practically contained by China, I doubt that the Chinese need problems of this type
  22. Pechkin
    Pechkin 20 September 2019 23: 02
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    When the Kimov regime is already destroyed, it’s clear that unfortunately people will die but it’s impossible to leave the country and people in such bestial condition. It’s hard to imagine how much time and money it will take to turn this camp into a normal country, but looking at South Korea I still think they have a chance there is.
    1. gsev
      gsev 21 September 2019 01: 11
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      Quote: Pechkin
      When the Kim regime is already destroyed,

      There is a chance that they will start from Russia. It is not yet known that someone's aircraft, either on F16 or on F35, did not try to make successful flights in the area of ​​North Korean anti-aircraft weapons.
    2. Roma 1977
      Roma 1977 23 September 2019 09: 53
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      It is believed that the destruction of the Trump regime will affect the overall well-being of earthlings much more ...
  23. georggy
    georggy 21 September 2019 05: 46
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    This article refers to what side of VO? Author?
  24. Nycomed
    Nycomed 21 September 2019 09: 47
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    By the way, gentlemen, do you know the "real" name of the leader of the DPRK?
    1. Roma 1977
      Roma 1977 23 September 2019 09: 54
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      I suspect that Rabinovich. But, shh, I didn't tell you anything.
      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 23 September 2019 10: 28
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        Do not guess. Real name: Kim Jong Phuk! good
  25. Old26
    Old26 21 September 2019 11: 46
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    Quote: Shurik70
    And who are the "UN experts" in the DPRK?
    Has the example of Iraq, which allowed "foreign specialists" to enter its facilities, has already been forgotten?

    You can not start up. Let them die of hunger. Are you looking for enemy agents under your bed yet? Otherwise, you see them everywhere. According to your logic, you should "not let anyone in" and drive everyone, including Russian citizens, who work in the World Health Organization and under the World Food Program who are now working there and helping. And then suddenly they ...

    Quote: MstislavHrabr
    I do not understand why we are participating in the food blockade of the DPRK?

    But the UN did not try to read the documents, which described what is subject to sanctions and what is not?