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Published: Sunday, June 16 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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nrajr
SANDY, UT

"Talk" should only be after North Korea has complied with all previous UN resolutions and the existing agreements they have made. Even then, they should not get another dollar of US taxpayer's earnings.

David
Centerville, UT

It is not a surprise that North Korea has rattled sabers and then asked for "talks". What they want is food and medical aid. They are a failed, communist economy that is largely sustained by aid from China, South Korea, Japan and the US. Without aid from these countries, they would fall into anarchy.

I don't know all of the complexities of our history of supplying North Korea with food aid year after year, but perhaps we are purchasing stability in exchange for helping North Korea. Without aid, perhaps they would laungh a nuclear warhead, or start another war with South Korea. The North Korean leadership is corrupt. They use fear and retribution to maintain control of their people. They repress their own people, who deserve the same freedoms that everyone deserves.

As the gospel must go to all nations, I would safely predict that at some future date there will be an adjustment of the balance of power in North Korea.

Poqui
Murray, UT

That's a new tact for North Korea. I hope it means they want to open up to the West.

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