DespiteÂ the numerous incentives that the American administration have offeredÂ Pyongyang as an inducement over the years, they have remainedÂ obdurately unyielding in their desire to retain their nuclearÂ arsenal. North Korea reiterated their belief that their nuclearÂ arsenal is the only security guarantee they have against the evilÂ partnership of the Americans and their South Korean brethrens.
ItÂ bears reminding that North Korea is possibly one of the poorestÂ nations on earth, and with their failed economy, widespread chronicÂ food shortage and amidst reports of unrest among the populace, Kimâ€™sÂ stance is indicative of the siege and persecuted mentality he is saidÂ to possess.
However,Â similar to Cuba, with the impending withdrawal of the Great Leader,Â Kim Jong Ill, from the frontlines owing to health concerns, the is aÂ surge of optimism in the air among the participants of the Six-PartyÂ talks and there is genuine hope that a resolution to this sixty yearÂ conflict can be resolved.
â€˘ I would stop all North Korean missile launches, by force if necessary.