Kim Jong-Un commits to denuclearisation during visit to China

http://www.news.com.au/world/kim-jongun-bombshell-he-allowed-his-wife-ri-solju-to-visit-beijing-with-him/news-story/7d446cfa79e06db0b20f533b75925a2b

NORTH Korea’s Kim Jong Un has made his first ever foreign trip as leader to meet China’s president, vowing he is “committed to denuclearisation” and willing to hold summits with the South and the US.

The secretive visit was confirmed overnight by Chinese and North Korean state media which said Kim was treated to a lavish stay in a show of unity after relations were battered by Beijing’s support of UN sanctions against Pyongyang.

Amid it all, Kim revealed a rare glimpse at his personal life.

His wife, Ri Sol-ju, was among the enterauge making the surprise visit to Beijing.

So rarely seen during propaganda shoots at home, she has stepped out for the first time on to the world stage. In North Korea, her appearances are generally limited to domestic events — not diplomatic.

But things appear to have begun to change.

Earlier this month Kim included Ri Sol-ju, and his younger sister Kim Yo-jong, in talks with special envoys from South Korea. Her only other diplomatic appearance was in 2015 during a welcoming for the vice president of Cuba.

Further signalling her change in status has been reference to Ri by the title “lady”. North Korea’s media now appears to be casting her in the same light as the wives of other male heads of state. Until last month, Ri was simply referred to as “comrade”.

Kim had not met China’s President Xi Jinping since taking over after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in 2011.

Visiting Beijing yesterday, the young leader told Xi that he was ready to hold a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in as well as US President Donald Trump, according to China’s Xinhua news agency.

“The issue of denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula can be resolved, if South Korea and the United States respond to our efforts with goodwill, create an atmosphere of peace and stability while taking progressive and synchronous measures for the realisation of peace,” Kim said.

South Korea said last month after talks with Kim in Pyongyang that he would consider abandoning his nuclear weapons in exchange for US security guarantees, and flagged a halt to all missile and nuclear tests while talks were under way.

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we have seen these sorts of ruses by the north koreans before..will trump fall for it..or will this actually lead to something no other american president has been able to do in the last couple decades?

401

~ by seeker401 on March 29, 2018.

14 Responses to “Kim Jong-Un commits to denuclearisation during visit to China”

  1. I wonder if his half brother who was passed over for the leadership of North Korea, Kim Jong-chul, AND who attended this meeting as well, isn’t somehow ‘key’ to what is really going on with this. I am still researching it, but my gut is telling me he is an important piece to the puzzle.

    This story below also makes me think, perhaps the rest of the family KNOW that ‘lil Kim is unstable and a danger to them as well as the rest of the world?

    Perhaps China and Trump have convinced him he is playing a losing game, or maybe lil Kim is so intrigued with the Western world, he is more than willing to become part of the global world?

    I have much to research still on Kim Jong-chul, perhaps Cui Bono who has done a lot of research into North Korea and is more informed than I am has a greater insight? I read Kim’s sister did go to South Korea and seems an important person in the leadership of North Korea.

    “In October, she became the youngest member of the Politburo, the main decision-making body of the party. She sat in the front row of a leadership platform in a party meeting in December.

    Mr. Kim has an older brother, Kim Jong-chol, who has never been seen in the North Korean media and whose role, if any, remains a mystery. He was last spotted at an Eric Clapton concert in London in 2015, but little else is known of him. Ms. Kim and her brothers studied in Switzerland as teenagers.

    Kim Jong-un’s older half brother, Kim Jong-nam, was killed in an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February last year by two women who smeared his face with a rare nerve agent. The assassins, who are on trial, were hired by North Korean agents who analysts said were sent by Kim Jong-un to eliminate a potential threat to his dynastic grip on power.”

    MAYBE, it’s not so much the children of Kim Jong Il who are the enemy, but ‘others’ who don’t want things to change in North Korea?

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/30/north-koreas-plot-to-kill-kim-jong-uns-nephew-foiled-by-chinese-officials-report-says.html

    • Then again, maybe it was all just a needed distraction for China??

      Beijing adjusted the optics in other areas, too.

      One of China’s biggest financial crimes trials intensified when the founder of Anbang Insurance, Wu Xiaohui, pleaded not guilty to bilking investors out of more than $10 billion. The surprise plea raises the stakes in a prosecution meant to show Beijing’s determination to crack down on a recent borrowing binge.

    • According to Kenji Fujimoto (KJI’s personal chef till 2001), Kim Jong-chul was perceived to be too feminine by KJI. I personally read this as being gay, but it is possible KJI felt he would not have the stomach for being a ruthless dictator. Not much is known about him, although it is possible he is being used in a similar capacity as Kim Yo-jong (sister).

      I argue KJN was assassinated by Western intelligence, not DPRK, who had ample time to eliminate him in Macau. I was surprised KJU was aboard the recent train to China, assuming the pictures shown were not faked somehow. Watch to see more about the nuclear summit and China’s involvement. I’m skeptical everyone will get what they want from it, but I suspect all parties will get something to take home, so to speak.

      • “I argue KJN was assassinated by Western intelligence, not DPRK, who had ample time to eliminate him in Macau.”

        I would agree with this and that all parties will get something to take home for sure! I’ve always believed North Korea is NOT what ‘they’ want us to believe it is and that the ptb of the world have always had a foothold over them in one way or another.

        • I think prior to 2008, it was sort of what you see is what you get. The fake news never elaborated about the organized crime state the nation had become (weapons sales, drugs, human trafficking, money laundering, excellent counterfeiters of US fiat currency) but I don’t think there was any mystery as to who KJI was and what he was all about in terms of being dictator. He had a major stroke in summer 2008 and thereafter is where things get interesting (I lean toward he never recovered or did recover and had a second stroke in late 2008 which did him in). That’s where Part III of the saga picks up.

    • I would add, I argue the only way the Kim dynasty comes out of complete de-nuclearization alive is if KJU already has a relationship with Western intelligence. The entire point of atomic weapons post 1994 (when Kim Il Sung died), was the preservation of the Kim dynasty. Giving them up completely is foolish and opens all three of the main heirs eventually to Gadaffi’s fate.

      • Very, very good point, thanks.

      • Thanks Cui Bono!

      • You’re quite welcome guys, I’m glad my penchant interest is of value. I read a comment on ZH either today or yesterday which suggested KJU’s ostensible trip involved assurances the DPRK would be covered under the PRC’s nuclear umbrella if they give up their weapons. Certainly an interesting idea. If it were turn out to be right KJU could probably retain a device or two hidden with instructions to diehards smuggle it into SK if he should suffer an untimely death. Although I am not sure how miniaturized the NK warheads have become, what I described may be a pipe dream.

  2. we have seen these sorts of ruses by the north koreans before
    Jct: Like when Clinton made the deal and then Bush cancelled it and then Obama blamed NK. Scott Adams got so upset when I pointed out US were the black hats as he was chortling how the US was starving them that he
    blocked me. Though I’ve now heard him admit US reneged, not NK. So
    do your homework before you have to eat crow like he did. I’d hate to get banned from here too.

    • i dont ban because people disagree with me..i dont stand with the usa either john..you should know that..but the north do play games as every country does..

    • Please look into the facts of the matter before spouting off. A variety of factors between 1994 and 2003 led to the failure of the Agreed Framework, however it was clear by 1998 it was never going to be satisfied as the US was not (and probably never) serious.

      Considering the reality of his Stalinst state, KJI was master of brinksmanship who on more than one occasion committed acts which normally lead to hot wars and got away with it (Chenonan sinking: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROKS_Cheonan_sinking, shelling of Yeonpyeong: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Yeonpyeong).

      Theortically WWII started because of a fake attack on Gleiwitz (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleiwitz_incident), but in reality probably started because of Danzig/Polish Corridor. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causes_of_World_War_II#Danzig_crisis)

      Agreed Framework between U.S. and North Korea (DPRK)

      Motivation : DPRK announced intention to withdraw from NPT and non-compliance with IAEA safeguards.

      Signed Date: October 21, 1994 by U.S. Ambassador Robert Gallucci and DPRK Vice-minister Kang Sok-ju

      Summary: Freeze of North Korean nuclear program, leading to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and initial Peace agreement between the United States and North Korea[4][5]

      US agreed terms:

      * Deliver 500,000 tons of heavy oil annually to DPRK as an alternative energy
      * Make arrangements for two 1000 MWe light water reactors to DPRK with target date of 2003.
      * Provide DPRK with formal assurance against the use of nuclear weapons by U.S.

      Delivered results:

      * The heavy oil was delivered to the DPRK with some delays
      * United States established international consortium KEDO to build LWRs, though U.S. Congress rejected U.S. funding for the project.

      [by 2003 the project was officially abandoned although NK had restarted its research around 1998. By 1997 it became clear to DPRK the reactors were a non starter, and they were right as serious construction did not begin until 2002. – CB]

      DPRK agreed terms

      * Freeze all graphite-moderated nuclear reactors (5MWe reactor and 50 & 200 MWe under construction)
      * Remain a party to the NPT
      * Take steps to implement 1992 Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
      * Dismantle graphite-moderated reactors when LWR project is completed

      Delivered results:

      * DPRK stopped operating 5 MWe reactor and abandoned reactors under construction
      * DPRK “suspended” notification of withdrawal from NPT
      * DPRK built uranium enrichment facility contrary to 1992 Joint Declaration

      KEY POINTS

      The pact was neither a treaty subject to Senate approval nor a legally binding executive agreement, but a non-binding political commitment between the two countries noted by the United Nations Security Council.[11]

      It was signed in the wake of:

      -North Korea’s 90-day advance notification of its intended withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (which North Korea “suspended” after 89 days),

      -a U.S. military buildup near the country,

      and

      -U.S. plans to bomb the active Yongbyon nuclear reactor.[12]

      The U.S. regarded the Agreed Framework primarily as a non-proliferation agreement, whereas North Korea placed greater value on measures normalizing relations with the U.S.[13]

      [so, mixed messages – CB]

      In May 1998 North Korea warned it would restart nuclear research if the U.S. could not install the LWR.[27][28] Formal ground breaking on the site was on August 21, 1997,[29] but significant spending on the LWR project did not commence until 2000.[30]

      Joel S. Wit, State Department Coordinator for implementation of the Agreed Framework (1995–2000)[32] during the Clinton administration, stated that “we did know about the DPRK cheating on the highly-enriched uranium front starting in 1998.”[33]

      [when the project was already seriously behind – CB]

      In January 2002 U.S. President George W. Bush labeled North Korea in his first State of the Union Address as part of an Axis of Evil.[35]

      Construction of the first LWR reactor began in August 2002.[34] Construction of both reactors was well behind schedule. The initial plan was for both reactors to be operational by 2003, but the construction had been halted indefinitely in late 2002.

      In October 2002, a U.S. delegation led by Assistant Secretary of State James A. Kelly visited North Korea to confront the North Koreans with the U.S. assessment that they had a uranium enrichment program. The North Koreans stated Kelly made his assertions in an arrogant manner, but failed to produce any evidence such as satellite photos, and they responded by denying that North Korea planned to produce nuclear weapons using enriched uranium

      On January 10, 2003, North Korea again announced its withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

      In December 2003, KEDO suspended work on the pressurized water reactor project. Subsequently, KEDO shifted the focus of its efforts to ensuring that the LWR project assets at the construction site in North Korea and at manufacturers’ facilities around the world ($1.5 billion invested to date) are preserved and maintained.

      Each side blamed the other for ending the Agreed Framework. The United States pointed out that a North Korean uranium enrichment facility would violate the 1992 Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,[45] which states “The South and the North shall not possess nuclear reprocessing and uranium enrichment facilities.” North Korea accused the United States of a “hostile policy” including deliberately delaying fuel supplies and progress on the KEDO project that “effectively nullified” the agreement, listing North Korea as part of the “Axis of evil” and a target of the U.S. pre-emptive nuclear strikes.

      [even a broken clock is right twice a day – CB]

      On February 10, 2005, North Korea finally declared that it had manufactured nuclear weapons as a “nuclear deterrent for self-defence”.[43] On October 9, 2006, North Korea conducted a nuclear test. US intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has manufactured a handful of simple nuclear weapons.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agreed_Framework

  3. I was at a college library today and can confirm in Madeleine Albright’s 2003 autobiography there is a picture of she and KJI with the waves painting in the background. I will try to scan the copies I took.

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