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American edition: In connection with the development of the nuclear program of North Korea, it is time for the US to stop acting as a guarantor of the security of Seoul

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American edition: In connection with the development of the nuclear program of North Korea, it is time for the US to stop acting as a guarantor of the security of Seoul

International mechanisms for deterring nuclear proliferation weapons of the Cold War are long outdated, and it is time for the American authorities to reconsider their attitude towards new members of the nuclear club, writes the American edition 19FortyFive.


One of the countries that has long had nuclear weapons is North Korea, although the West tries to pretend that this is not the case. As the newspaper notes, it was not possible to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, and Washington should reconsider its attitude towards this country.

The very fact of the proliferation of nuclear weapons, like any other, is a natural phenomenon. Since ancient times, people have been inventing new types of weapons to fight the enemy, who also tried to acquire weapons for retaliation. It is obvious that many countries will also want to acquire nuclear weapons, if only to ensure that they are not bombed with impunity by nuclear powers. Recall that the United States remains the first and only country to use nuclear weapons.

Today, there are actually eight states in the nuclear club - the United States, Russia, Great Britain, France, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.

For decades, the United States has been making the DPRK a pariah country, trying to influence its leadership with all sorts of restrictive measures in order to prevent the development of a nuclear missile program. However, it is obvious that this policy has failed, and the nuclear potential of the DPRK is gradually growing, notes 19FortyFive.

Ignoring a state that has nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them is a short-sighted policy that increases the risks of their use. To reduce these risks, Washington should listen to Seoul less and establish a comprehensive dialogue with Pyongyang, the publication emphasizes. And for this, 19FortyFive continues, it is worth initially seeking a peace between the two Koreas, which will replace the 1953 truce. Another step towards the normalization of relations would be the lifting of sanctions against the DPRK.

In addition, the newspaper notes, it is time for Washington to stop acting as a guarantor of the security of Seoul, which can already ensure its own security. Further military strengthening of Pyongyang will lead to the fact that Washington will still have to abandon the military alliance with Seoul, because in the event of a potential war between Koreas, it is unlikely to want to expose itself to a nuclear strike.

All this suggests that it is time for the United States to radically change its foreign policy regarding the "Korean issue," the American edition concludes.
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  1. credo
    credo 29 November 2022 13: 50
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    If the Koreans are allowed to decide their own fate and the long-standing dispute, pushing the United States much further, then who will save the world from the "outcasts"? lol
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 29 November 2022 18: 28
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      Koreans cannot resolve the dispute on their own.
      The communists will not accept the bourgeoisie, but the bourgeoisie will accept the communists.
      The only option is "his own Gorbachev" in the DPRK. Arrange a coup from the inside, destroy the whole country, arranging a new Civil. Then yes, the ruins can join. Only Russia is not profitable.
      But about the US refusal of guarantees - this will not happen.
      The Anglo-Saxons are the masters of their words - no matter what promises they give, it is their business to fulfill them or not. So if they cannot fulfill their promises to South Korea, they will not be upset.
  2. lubesky
    lubesky 29 November 2022 13: 51
    +1
    Washington - "leave North Korea alone and let its long-suffering people live and develop? Give Cuba oxygen? Because it is adequate, far-sighted and constructive in general for the states themselves?" ! "

    And it will all end with the fact that in 25-30 years a Chinese military robot will simply push an American apparatus from the orbit of the moon live to the whole world and the amers will simply have nothing to answer to this humiliation ...
    1. marchcat
      marchcat 29 November 2022 15: 15
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      in the event of a potential war between the Koreas, he is unlikely to want to expose himself to a nuclear attack.
      Bench-press...not iron go.
      1. Paul Siebert
        Paul Siebert 30 November 2022 08: 56
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        Quote: marchcat
        in the event of a potential war between the Koreas, he is unlikely to want to expose himself to a nuclear attack.
        Bench-press...not iron go.

        Allies ...
        They always did. They convinced of unlimited support, and then pushed those who believed with the chassis of flying planes and helicopters! ..
        It's time for the South Koreans to taste this cup...
        Payment for the selfless veneration of the owners.
  3. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 29 November 2022 13: 59
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    It's time for the US to stop acting as a guarantor of Seoul's security

    The US has never been the guarantor of security for anyone in the world. They have always acted as a guarantor of danger.
    If he leaves the Koreans alone, they will very quickly decide everything on their peninsula, based on the principle of one state, two systems and two governments.
    1. Negro
      Negro 29 November 2022 15: 08
      -3
      You mean like the GDR? It is unlikely that normal Koreans will agree to feed abnormal people for a great life.
  4. nellyjuri
    nellyjuri 29 November 2022 14: 01
    +3
    USA, Russia, UK, France, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.

    Thank you very much for such important information. And I always thought that the fourth state to get a nuclear weapon was China. And he doesn't seem to have one at all. Thanks a lot.
  5. Normann
    Normann 29 November 2022 14: 01
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    Today, there are actually eight states in the nuclear club - the United States, Russia, Great Britain, France, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.

    Israel did not recognize the presence of this type of weapon in it, although it did not deny it. Other countries have problems with the number of both the warheads themselves and their means of delivery, except for the Russian Federation and the United States. China - only the Chinese themselves know the number.
  6. kamakama
    kamakama 29 November 2022 14: 05
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    9 countries - China where? well, with South Africa, the story is muddy as it was and remains
    1. Expert
      Expert 29 November 2022 16: 05
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      And also Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, and possibly Japan.

      Some countries that do not officially possess their own nuclear weapons are able to create them within a short time after a political decision is made. These are Germany, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands, possibly also Belgium, Australia and Sweden. Brazil and Argentina conducted military nuclear programs, but by the mid-90s they were curtailed for various reasons.

      Over the years, Libya, Iraq, South Korea, Taiwan, and now Iran have also been suspected of having military nuclear programs.
      Source: https://version.ru/v-neyadernyx-stranax-evropy-razmeshheno-200-atomnyx-bomb
      1. kamakama
        kamakama 29 November 2022 17: 03
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        Maybe. But the full cycle from mining and enrichment to the finished product and carrier is unlikely to be pulled by the Netherlands alone, and many others
  7. Bingo
    Bingo 29 November 2022 14: 10
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    Already traditionally some kind of fraer is giving back)))
    1. neworange88
      neworange88 29 November 2022 14: 17
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      It has become dangerous to be the guarantor of the security of Seoul, so the United States is reeling in fishing rods and bringing down.
  8. Fisherman
    Fisherman 29 November 2022 14: 28
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    The Yankees are losing the kindling of the war of the whole of Europe with Russia (Germany, instead of the United States, sharpened its economic skis to China) and now they need to kindle a big war next to the PRC - both Koreas will just get off, the Yankees will reset the economy of South Korea, China will be forced to fight on two fronts (plus Taiwan ) and mitigate the financial crisis for themselves and eliminate economic competitors.
    1. Negro
      Negro 29 November 2022 15: 11
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      Quote: Fisherman
      Germany instead of the United States sharpened economic skis in China

      In the sense of Scholz's pension broke off at Gazprom and he sharpened his skis in some regular Chinese "development bank"?
      Quote: Fisherman
      mitigate the financial crisis for themselves and eliminate economic competitors.

      What kind of crisis and which of the following is a competitor for the United States?
      1. Fisherman
        Fisherman 29 November 2022 21: 08
        +1
        you are completely off topic ... read about the ongoing crisis and about Scholz's trip to Xi and the latest investments by German concerns in production in China. Otherwise, it will take you a long time to explain elementary conclusions from elementary events.
        1. Negro
          Negro 30 November 2022 20: 57
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          Quote: Fisherman
          read about the ongoing crisis

          Didn't hear. What kind of crisis is going on there?
          Quote: Fisherman
          Scholz's trip to Xi and the latest investments of German concerns in production in China

          That's what I heard about. The fondness of an old friend of the GDR for the communists irritates even his own government. And the German concerns were the leaders in the "development" of the PRC. It is now clear that this was a very bad idea.
  9. Negro
    Negro 29 November 2022 15: 38
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    The material on the ax leaves the impression that Kim has published another piece of propaganda on another US site.

    In the reality
    https://www.19fortyfive.com/2022/11/north-koreas-new-icbm-is-a-nuclear-game-changer/
    American writes quite reasonable things. Puffy is the problem of Koreans and Japanese, who together are 7 times larger in population and 100 times richer. Enough already to wipe their snot - let them do their nuclear weapons and talk to the plump as they see fit.
  10. orionvitt
    orionvitt 29 November 2022 18: 24
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    Ignoring a state that has nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them is a short-sighted policy that increases the risks of their use. To reduce these risks, Washington should listen to Seoul less and establish a comprehensive dialogue with Pyongyang
    Maybe I didn't understand something. For example, Russia has a nuclear capability that is not comparable to North Korea at all, coupled with a full line of delivery vehicles. So what? Are many states going to "comprehensive dialogue"? On the contrary, they withdrew from all treaties on nuclear deterrence. Or in the United States they are simply sure that Russia will never use nuclear weapons, unlike baby Kim.
  11. u4gr8Kk6p8
    u4gr8Kk6p8 30 November 2022 21: 56
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    "Great powers don't sacrifice themselves for their allies" - Henry Kissinger.
  12. RVAPatriot
    RVAPatriot 1 December 2022 13: 18
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    Today, there are actually eight states in the nuclear club - the United States, Russia, Great Britain, France, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.


    Why did you offend China, took away the nuclear baton laughing