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In the Western press: Kim Jong-un's possible successor could test a nuclear missile

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In the Western press: Kim Jong-un's possible successor could test a nuclear missile

The Western press continues to actively discuss the state of health of the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un. A special information surge in this regard is observed in the USA, where previously many foreign politicians were “worried” about the state of health.


The DPRK Embassy in Russia, commenting on the situation with reports of either a “serious illness” or even the death of Kim Jong-un, compared the situation in the world with “erosion”. The text, which was released by the North Korean embassy, ​​noted that there is a "charming leader in the world that brings people hope and optimism." It is added that Kim Jong-un is trusted and respected by the people and is recognized as a man of peace even in some states hostile to the DPRK.

However, in the US press, they decided not to stop discussing “only” the health of the North Korean leader and turned to forecasts of what peace and relations between Washington and Pyongyang would expect if the DPRK leader dies.

The National Interest publication excelled in this regard. An article by Michael Cohen states that a person who may be the head of North Korea "in the event of the sudden death of Kim Jong-un" is likely to "test a nuclear missile." The situation is called dangerous, since the DPRK missiles are not targeted at the United States and are "close to America."

The author believes that his sister could become Kim Jong-un's successor, but "her gender may interfere." Further, Cohen lists the whole list of applicants, ”in which he seems to include all of Kim’s close relatives known to him.

From the article:

Many possible successors, and this may be representatives of the army, will rush into a possible fierce struggle for leadership.

The author notes that the "new leader" of the DPRK, like Kim Jong-un at one time, "will have to cling to the atomic weapon"To" challenge the US and allies in the region "and" consolidate its support. "

Cohen goes on to say that in the event of a nuclear threat from the DPRK, the United States will decide on retaliatory measures, which "could lead to a global conflict, a big war."
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee April 28 2020 07: 10 New
    +1
    "Test a nuclear missile"
    Who, when, where?
    Eun lived, Eun alive, Eun will live! And this Cohen is already in the bomb shelter!
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha April 28 2020 07: 53 New
      +5
      The author considers ...
      The author notes ...

      The author, having taken out his finger from, shall we say, the exit, and not the entrance, begins to suck out of it ... And what can be sucked out of the finger pulled out from, you understand. NOTHING GOOD. This is clearly seen in the "article" of M. Cohen.
      What a petty policy a country that considers itself a "hegemon" has. Politics worthy of a small, evil people, not a huge country
      1. Navat
        Navat April 28 2020 08: 15 New
        -17
        If it is true that Kim Jong Grandson is going to give an oak tree, then I hope that Korea will reunite and the South Koreans will help their brothers begin to live in a free and modern world
        1. Mitroha
          Mitroha April 28 2020 08: 20 New
          11
          Are you sure that the North Koreans do not consider their world free and modern?
          It is surprising how many people know how others should live.
          So now in Libya, Iraq, Yugoslavia they just live happily ever after, they also "explained" how to live. And you understand, poor fellows existed under the dictatorial heel.
          1. Navat
            Navat April 28 2020 08: 31 New
            -14
            I am sure. I had to communicate with the North Koreans. And God forbid you to live in the hell in which they live in North Korea. I am equally sure that the East Germans did not want to live under socialism, but wanted to unite with their Western counterparts.
            1. Mitroha
              Mitroha April 28 2020 08: 44 New
              +8
              Did you communicate with all North Koreans?
              As an example:
              In the USSR, let 90% of the population live well, and 10% of the population did not like this or that. After the collapse of the USSR, of course, in the name of a better life, 90% live without the possibility of a better life, and 10% do not know how to spend more money.
              So which group should you listen to during the polls?
              1. Nasrat
                Nasrat April 28 2020 09: 42 New
                -2
                Kimushka is alive, alive .... but what else can you entertain with zhurnalugam, in quarantine?
                Vidos dated April 26, 2020:


                Former chef of the DPRK leader Kim Jong Un Kenji Fujimoto revealed the politician’s gastronomic preferences, due to which he grew to 127 pounds.
                According to Fujimoto, in 2015, Kim Jong-un could eat an expensive Kobe steak (premium quality beef) with Emmental cheese in the evening and drink two bottles of Cristal champagne for 175 pounds (about 16 rubles) for each.

                Kim Jong-un also did not deny himself high-calorie dishes such as foie gras and Wagyu beef. Their cost could reach 240 pounds (more than 22 thousand rubles). The cook added that the leader of North Korea, among other things, is also a fan of delicious shark fin soup.

                So no one in the UK is starving! Calm down - already!
              2. AU Ivanov.
                AU Ivanov. April 28 2020 11: 49 New
                -4
                Yeah, under the USSR they lived well. God forbid from such a good life.
            2. knn54
              knn54 April 28 2020 08: 54 New
              12
              -I am sure ... In the same way I am sure that the East Germans did not want to live under socialism, but wanted to unite with their Western counterparts.
              "Repetitio est mater studiorum":
              Letter (from another world) from Erich Honecker, the last Secretary General of the Communist Party of East Germany and the head of the GDR
              You had a job, you had apartments. You had good schools. You had a stable currency and a guaranteed pension. You could safely walk around Berlin Alexanderplatz all night long. And you did not have Turks. But that was not enough for you.
              You wanted more. You dreamed of luxury cars, because the Wartburg was not very elegant for you. You wanted bananas, because you didn't like our homemade apples either. You wanted to have a German mark in your wallet, because the GDR mark did not have a great price for you. You dreamed of freedom of speech, although in the GDR no one forbade you to speak, well, if only about socialism.
              You were eager for Germany, and you got there.
              Everything that Western television "forgot" to tell you then, it does not tell today. And in those days it was forbidden in the West to talk openly about the problems associated with foreigners. Double standards reigned in the FRG in the past as well. There was a right for the Germans, and it was spelled out in the laws. But there was another right for foreigners - politicians manipulated it to achieve their goals. But you were glad to be deceived. Western propaganda was the same lie as ours, it was just more beautifully crafted. It didn’t cost anything to figure out our propaganda, especially to such hardened cunning as you. But Western television fooled you as it wanted.
              Look at your life. You've got your hands on luxury cars - on credit. You have achieved wealth - on credit. You have become slaves to banks. Yes, you had to save up for the Wartburgs, but you just paid for them in cash, like proud free people. Your GDR stamps on your passbooks gave you good interest, and you all had substantial savings. Now you have nothing. Even the German mark - and that is not. You were guaranteed a pension in the GDR. Now it is too little for life ... and for death. Your children in GDR schools could read and write in just six weeks. Now they are not able to do this even in the third grade. It never occurred to anyone to be afraid of anything, even in a big city, in Berlin, and no one was killed at Alexanderplatz. Today you are afraid to poke your nose out of your home in your home village in the evenings, where hordes of Afghan "refugees" roam the streets. And our police, our people's army! They were always too Prussian for you, too harsh. And now you are talking about the people's militia and looking after firearms for yourself, since you no longer have to rely on the help of the state. In the GDR, everything went according to plan, even your life. Now you do not know what will happen to you tomorrow. Hope you at least gorged on the scarce bananas? After all, freedom of speech is still unattainable for you.
              Remember how you all shouted: "Open our borders!" Today you dream to be closed. But you cannot close what is not.
              You wanted to enjoy Germany without limits. Enjoy it.
            3. 113262a
              113262a April 28 2020 09: 28 New
              +5
              To die, do not get up! He served in the GSVG, talked with the local aborigines. So they lived there, the best in the social camp! Yes, there were dissident offenders, like ours, but the Stasi kept his finger on the pulse and did not let them roam around! The Germans were very offended when the tagged left the GDR to the mercy of fate!
              1. Navat
                Navat April 28 2020 09: 42 New
                -9
                Honecker certainly was offended. And the East Germans were so offended that they demolished the Berlin wall
                1. sergo1914
                  sergo1914 April 28 2020 09: 57 New
                  +5
                  Quote: Navat
                  Honecker certainly was offended. And the East Germans were so offended that they demolished the Berlin wall


                  We have a monument to Dzerzhinsky demolished. Every family has its black sheep.
                  1. Navat
                    Navat April 28 2020 09: 58 New
                    -12
                    And what good did Iron Felix do for the Russian people? His hands are on the shoulders in the blood of Russian people
                    1. cosmonaut
                      cosmonaut April 28 2020 10: 50 New
                      +3
                      Well, for example, he created the Dynamo sports society. Or, under his leadership, thousands of steam locomotives, thousands of kilometers of railways, thousands of bridges were restored. He actively helped doctors to fight typhoid (now ministers can only optimize medicine). You probably never heard anything about homeless children. Felix I was engaged in the development of metallurgy in the country. And you gentleman, I won’t be surprised if this same metal was handed over to the reception center, from where it went for nothing to the adversaries))
            4. U-58
              U-58 April 28 2020 10: 40 New
              +2
              East Germans wanted ..... And now-
              Achieved freedom and unity of Germany.
              I drank this boschya to the very I do not want.
              That Toko right now they have a bitter hangover and terrible nostalgia for the GDR
              1. AU Ivanov.
                AU Ivanov. April 28 2020 11: 52 New
                0
                Nostalgia is only for the older generation, and even then only for some. Basically, former residents of the GDR are satisfied with both the standard of living and the level of freedom.
            5. Paranoid50
              Paranoid50 April 28 2020 14: 02 New
              +1
              Quote: Navat
              living in such a hell as living in North Korea.

              Yo-Ho-Ho, Rabinovich is back! fellow wassat
          2. AU Ivanov.
            AU Ivanov. April 28 2020 11: 54 New
            +1
            Many of the "incarcerated" also consider the prison their home.
        2. Dmitry from Voronezh
          Dmitry from Voronezh April 28 2020 08: 32 New
          +3
          It is unlikely that everything on Eun is tied up there. The military decides everything, if necessary, and they find a receiver. Northerners have been living in very peculiar conditions for many years. Rapid scrapping of the system will be a great stress for them. I do not wish them that. Of course, the system needs to be changed, but do it gradually, through small sequential steps.
          1. Navat
            Navat April 28 2020 08: 33 New
            -12
            Well, in East Germany, the system was broken in a month and they don’t seem to complain ...
            1. U-58
              U-58 April 28 2020 10: 41 New
              +3
              Even how they complain! ...
        3. neri73-r
          neri73-r April 28 2020 09: 19 New
          +3
          Quote: Navat
          reunite

          This can be desired, but not the absorption of South Korea North, as happened with the FRG and the GDR, where they plundered the state and made the citizens of the GDR second-class people. Do not offer an angel as an example, not that case.
          1. Navat
            Navat April 28 2020 09: 44 New
            -9
            There is no absorption, there is a reunion. And it’s clear that the leader of reunited Korea will be elected in free elections, and obviously not from the Kim dynasty
            1. neri73-r
              neri73-r April 28 2020 10: 23 New
              +2
              Quote: Navat
              There is no absorption, there is a reunion.

              I, as I understand it, are you for the reunification of Russia with Ukraine and Belarus? Then I support you. The people of Ukraine definitely want a reunion! And the Belarusians want.
      2. Terenin
        Terenin April 28 2020 08: 25 New
        +3
        Quote: Mitroha
        The author considers ...
        The author notes ...

        The author, having taken out his finger from, shall we say, the exit, and not the entrance, begins to suck out of it ... And what can be sucked out of the finger pulled out from, you understand. NOTHING GOOD. This is clearly seen in the "article" of M. Cohen.
        What a petty policy a country that considers itself a "hegemon" has. Politics worthy of a small, evil people, not a huge country

        Is this not the same son of Jews from Poland, M. Cohen, who immediately, with "giblets", turned over all his clients to the prosecutor Muhler? Incl. and Trump?
      3. Charik
        Charik April 28 2020 11: 31 New
        0
        yes it’s been known for a long time that they will order it and print
  2. Far B
    Far B April 28 2020 07: 12 New
    0
    Kim Jong-un's possible successor could test a nuclear missile
    Maybe the rocket is vigorous. Or maybe your death star. Depends on when Euny dad and grandfather call for three to figure out. And also from the one who will become the successor of Un.
    Damn, the press is such a press. Well, a person has not been seen for several days during a pandemic. Maybe he swelled. Or maybe he stumbled on the coronavirus. Ours, too, also broadcasts everything from the Institute of Beekeeping, but he himself knows how to ...
    1. Brylevsky
      Brylevsky April 28 2020 07: 30 New
      -3
      Ours, too, also broadcasts everything from the Institute of Beekeeping, but he himself knows how to ...

      Then on the mausoleum, only three letters will need to be changed ... And the old "tenant" should be put to rest in peace.
  3. Doccor18
    Doccor18 April 28 2020 07: 38 New
    +1
    And they shared the skin of not just the killed, but even the invisible "bear."
    In general, Kim is at risk.
    Diabetes mellitus, renal and heart failure.
    I wish you health Kim Jong-un!
  4. Grif
    Grif April 28 2020 07: 40 New
    0
    The Americans in Korea have already fought, something has shown themselves sourly.
  5. BISMARCK94
    BISMARCK94 April 28 2020 07: 46 New
    0
    Both sides of the truth-tellers are still those. But at the same time, you really can’t see Yun .... The DPRK usually refuses at first, then opens it, so we'll wait
    1. Volodin
      Volodin April 28 2020 08: 14 New
      +1
      Quote: BISMARCK94
      But at the same time, Un really can not see ...

      And before that, have you often seen Un?
      1. BISMARCK94
        BISMARCK94 April 28 2020 09: 57 New
        0
        if not on TV, then in general with any political statements
  6. Grits
    Grits April 28 2020 08: 02 New
    +8
    Our EBN in general, for weeks ... worked with documents. And nitsche ... everyone knew where he was.
  7. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy April 28 2020 08: 21 New
    0
    The question itself is hysterical:
    Kim Jong-un's possible successor could test a nuclear missile
    Kim Jong-un - not a buzz. Receiver - there is not much buzzing. Exit - valerian and more. request Or maybe the publication National Interest is still in the morgue, so as not to suffer. repeat
  8. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 April 28 2020 08: 24 New
    0
    wait and see ... everything that does not happen is all for the better ...
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 April 28 2020 09: 11 New
    0
    The country is not so big, but there is a lot of fuss around it.
    In sho trump card up your sleeve does!
  10. 1536
    1536 April 28 2020 10: 13 New
    -2
    The unification of the two Koreas is hindered by the United States and, accordingly, China. Japan, of course, is also strongly opposed to Korea becoming united. Meanwhile, sooner or later, but Korea will unite into a single state. How it will be, as a result of which, is not yet known. But the fact that Korea is a natural counterweight to China’s growing power and Japan’s militaristic aspirations is a fact. And what about Russia? It seems that Russia is completely out of business and has long let it go on the Korean peninsula, even though 687 km from Pyongyang to Vladivostok, and the DPRK has nuclear weapons.
    1. Aleksandr21
      Aleksandr21 April 28 2020 11: 39 New
      0
      For all that, Korea’s desire to vryatli will be a counterweight to China, South Korea + DPRK - 52mln + 26mln = 78 million people, the territory is also small (limited amount of resources), even if the two Koreas unite their economic and military power will be very far from China, but what life in the DPRK will change for the better for the population is a fact. It’s just that in the near future we won’t have to wait for this, the DPRK is economically + politically tied to China, the South Caucasus under US control, and no one will concede the confrontation from the great powers in this. Yes, and somehow the process of cooperation between Korea is slowed down, I remember the summit as it was in Vladivostok where we proposed joint infrastructure and economic projects, but lately there has been silence in this regard ...
  11. Suraikin.Aleksandr
    Suraikin.Aleksandr April 28 2020 14: 06 New
    0
    Frankly speaking, Kim Jong-un's likely receiver is unlikely to test nuclear weapons! Applicants for the throne of the head of the DPRK have too weak positions within the country. External support, from the same China can become decisive for the candidate, and the PRC will want harm if the DPRK has its own nuclear weapons.
  12. Old26
    Old26 April 28 2020 17: 18 New
    +2
    Quote: Navat
    If it is true that Kim Jong Grandson is going to give an oak tree, then I hope that Korea will reunite and the South Koreans will help their brothers begin to live in a free and modern world

    Hope. But this is unlikely to happen in the coming years, or even decades. Southerners will have to tighten their belts in order to raise the economy of the North to the level of the economy of the South for not even years, but decades. So how much help is unknown. Will the southerners agree to take such a step of self-restraint? But not sure. It’s like with relatives who live in another country. In relation to the next of kin, each of the families can and will take some action, but not with respect to certain blood brothers ...

    Quote: Mitroha
    Are you sure that the North Koreans do not consider their world free and modern?
    It is surprising how many people know how others should live.
    So now in Libya, Iraq, Yugoslavia they just live happily ever after, they also "explained" how to live. And you understand, poor fellows existed under the dictatorial heel.

    Well, the fact that they consider their country to be most-self is beyond doubt. What is modern? If you do not have access to the engineering and technology of other countries, you can consider yourself a modern country, although in real life it can be vice versa, backward. If people live from hand to mouth, when their main food is cereals, millet, corn, cabbage and so on, and you get meat by coupons, even zapy, stubborn people begin to think, especially if there is an opportunity to compare
    Do you think that the system in the DPRK is not dictatorial? More like a mixture of dictatorship and monarchy. For 7 decades, representatives of one family have ruled in the country: grandfather, father, son? Is this not a semblance of a monarchy? And when one person rules in the country with the support of the security forces - is this not a dictatorship?

    Quote: Navat
    There is no absorption, there is a reunion. And it’s clear that the leader of reunited Korea will be elected in free elections, and obviously not from the Kim dynasty

    Most often countries with similar economies are reunited. Moreover, reunification also implies some kind of "mixed" rules and laws (from each of the reuniting countries). In any other case, it is a takeover. For if South Korea absorbs the North (and economically the southerners are much stronger), they are unlikely to agree to the Kim dynasty with the repressive apparatus of North Korea at the head of the united Korea. If the incredible happened, and the North would swallow up the South, then there would be no trace of those rights and those preferences that the Southerners now have. The control mechanism of the South Caucasus would be destroyed and the united country would be fenced off from the whole world with a new "iron curtain"

    Quote: Suraikin.Aleksandr
    Frankly speaking, Kim Jong-un's likely receiver is unlikely to test nuclear weapons! Applicants for the throne of the head of the DPRK have too weak positions within the country. External support, from the same China can become decisive for the candidate, and the PRC will want harm if the DPRK has its own nuclear weapons.

    And now there is no particular need to experience something. North Korea declared that it has nuclear weapons, and what it does not play a special role. The fact is that he has it. Yes, and the new leader can’t begin his reign with a nuclear shock.
    What are their positions - for us it is a dark forest. It will be necessary to read at least the Linkov network, which is special in Korea, in order to form an opinion. In any case, the new ruler will be the one who relies on bayonets. It is desirable power departments, and not only and not so much the army.