Kim Jong-un announces the end of the moratorium on nuclear tests, and threatened with a new strategic weapon

The north Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has assured that does not see reasons to maintain the moratorium self-imposed by Pyonyang on nuclear tests and long-range

Kim Jong-un announces the end of the moratorium on nuclear tests, and threatened with a new strategic weapon

The north Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has assured that does not see reasons to maintain the moratorium self-imposed by Pyonyang on nuclear tests and long-range missiles to enhance the dialogue with the united STATES and has threatened to deploy soon a "new strategic weapon" and develop an "action traumatic", although he has not closed the door to resume the talks. In his speech to conclude the fifth plenary meeting of the current Central Committee of the Workers ' Party, the president of north korea said he did not see reason to preserve the measure engaged by the country from 2018 on this type of evidence of weapons of mass destruction in the face of what they consider to be a lack of proposals on the part of Washington. "We don't have reasons to continue linked unilaterally to this commitment," said Kim, whose words, uttered in the fourth and last plenary session held on Tuesday and played on Wednesday by the state agency KCNA, pose a significant setback to the deadlocked negotiations on denuclearization, a dialogue that included historical moments as the first steps of a leader american soil north Korean.

While the young north koreans opened the week dancing in the streets to mark the eighth anniversary of the appointment of Kim Jong-un as its “supreme leader”, the Central Committee of the Workers ' Party held its fifth plenary meeting. From the podium, with a white apparel, contrasting with the gray of their comrades and the red of the scenery, Kim closed Tuesday event. In his speech he proclaimed that North Korea must “pursue a more active policy to develop strategic weapons, [...] the world will witness a new weapon that we will possess soon.”

“Under the current conditions,” Kim added, “there is no longer a basis for maintaining over time, this unilateral commitment”, in reference to the moratorium on any testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) and nuclear weapons. This is the only red line marked by the american leader, Donald Trump, who in a press conference hours later has been shown to be optimistic. “I know who is sending certain messages about Christmas gifts, and I hope that it relates to a beautiful vase, that is what I want, ' ” joked the president from his residence of Mar-a Lago in Florida. “We will do what we have to do, but he signed a contract, an agreement in which he spoke of the denuclearization [...] I Think that is a man of his word, we'll find out soon”.

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With his remarks, Trump referred to the agreement reached during its first meeting, held in Singapore in June 2018, by which North Korea committed to “move forward” in dismantling its nuclear program in exchange for security guarantees by the united States. The negotiations beached themselves shortly after, in the failed meeting in Hanoi in February 2019.

Both presidents left the vietnamese capital frustrated at the huge distance that separated their aspirations with respect to the depth of the commitments of Pyongyang and the lifting of the economic sanctions imposed by Washington. The third and last summit to date, this time at the ministerial level, held in Stockholm in October, nor was he able to unlock the situation. The negotiating team to north korea accused then to their counterpart american fail to submit a new proposal.

In fact, in the last few weeks have been several north Korean leaders who have warned of the impatience of the regime with the stagnation of the negotiations. At the beginning of December, its ambassador to the UN, Kim Song, he warned that his country was withdrawing the denuclearization of the agenda of negotiations with the united States and do not need detailed discussions with Washington. Shortly after, the deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, north Korean, Ri Thae Song, stating that any possible announcement of Washington about the re-launch of the talks would only be “a triquiñuela silly” to use during the election campaign. And to corroborate the change of tone in the talks, the regime recently conducted two tests of what is believed to be new engines for ICBM's.

Updated Date: 01 January 2020, 17:00

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