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    (Original post by Gulf News)
    The rogue government of North Korea cannot be trusted, and Kim Jong-un’s offer to ease tensions with the South needs to be treated with great scepticism. North Korea has little interest in genuine rapprochement, and its leadership’s sole interest is survival. No one should forget that Kim’s government recently fired off a ballistic missile which was provocatively aimed through Korean and Japanese territory, before falling into the Pacific Ocean close to the Philippines.

    The new conservative South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, has taken a tough line on North Korea in her first speeches on foreign policy, which may have triggered Kim’s response, but he was talking blatant nonsense when he said that “an important issue … in achieving reunification is to remove confrontation between the North and South”. Kim is not interested in reunifying which would require him to step down and leave the political stage for ever.

    As Park starts the difficult task of building a working and realistic relationship with North Korea, she will have to tackle the relationship with China, where Kim and his northern regime finds its ultimate backing. It suits China to have a buffer between it and South Korea, but this decades-old Chinese assumption has to be challenged, and Park will be doing a great thing if she can find a way to work with the new Chinese leader, Xi Jinping. He has been very enigmatic on what policies he will promote during his tenure as China’s president: he has been firmly pro-Communist, but also firmly pragmatic. However, he may well want to open up to his regional neighbours, but almost certainly on China’s terms, not theirs.

    This means that Park needs to restart Korea’s foreign policy, looking at maintaining the enduring issues of trade and free movement of goods, people and services, which all sides have a strong interest in keeping going, while avoiding major clashes over the islands, and finding a new answer for dealing with the failed regime in North Korea.
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    OOC: http://english.chosun.com/site/data/...010200404.html

    I read different; he may not be willing with open arms, and whilst I and many others are sceptical of his motives he does seem to be offering a peaceful solution.
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    The first paragraph shows how opinionated and biased this article is and the DPRK has little to say regarding one journalists opinions. We believe that all Koreans hope to see Korea reunited, but we feel this is not possible while the south is occupied by US forces who have tried to force our country into the way they, rather than the Korean people, want it to go.
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    The first paragraph shows how opinionated and biased this article is and the DPRK has little to say regarding one journalists opinions. We believe that all Koreans hope to see Korea reunited, but we feel this is not possible while the south is occupied by US forces who have tried to force our country into the way they, rather than the Korean people, want it to go.
    Apologies for the poor quality of this article - still trying to get the right news sources together in Google News


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    The Republics of India and Belarus believe it would be difficult to gauge what the people of North Korea actually want seeing as they have absolutely no independence of thought/opinion.

    As long as the conflict between North and South is muted, we see no reason for the two states to be reunified as their political philosophies are irreconcilable.
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    The UK and NZ are of the opinion that reunification for the time being is impossible and whether or not it would be better for the korean people of the south is debatable.
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    Malaysia remains neutral of this perspective but still hopes that the division and thus tensions between North and South Korea can be eased through holistic unity.
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    Both the Swiss Confederation and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan understand that reunification at this time is impossible. Jordan adds that this is similar to the Israel-Palestine situation we're forceful unification has not worked. Whilst both the Swiss Confederation and the Kingdom hope that unification will occur, at this time it will not.
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    Sweden sees no way forward for the unification of the North and South, whose governments appear to operate with polar opposite customs and values.
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    Whilst Australia is somewhat pleased that Kim Jung-un is taking a more reconciliatory tone (the large portion of his speech dedicated to military might notwithstanding), we believe that the DPRK's actions speak far louder than its words. Continuous provocative moves, such as the testing of ballistic missiles, considerably mute the any possible sincerity that may have been behind this message.
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    Iceland is supportive of peace talks between the two countries, but believes that their reunification is highly unlikely any time soon. We also note that progress should be taken one step at a time, and trying to force reunification could further exacerbate the problem.
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    (Original post by Yellowquiet)
    Iceland is supportive of peace talks between the two countries, but believes that their reunification is highly unlikely any time soon. We also note that progress should be taken one step at a time, and trying to force reunification could further exacerbate the problem.
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    'No, but what does exacerbate mean?'
    'To make things worse'
    'This isn't exactly fair'
    'Thank you'.

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    The Belgian representative considers that the United Nations' focus in this area should be to reduce tension and any military build up.
 
 
 
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