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Boom 2 ................   The sequel

Why two (2) tests almost back to back?  Any ideas?

Country may have several bombs but not much in the way of electricity.......    How many coal mines do they have to destroy before they have to stop for the winter?  

Doomsday clock is ticking......
Communication is the most important source of personal power.

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Post time 2006-10-19 10:05:26 |Display all floors

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Bush Warns North Korea Against Sharing Nuclear Weapons
By Scott Stearns
19 October 2006
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U.S. President George Bush says there will be grave consequences for North Korea if it tries to export nuclear weapons. The United States and Japan say they will work together to enforce U.N. sanctions against North Korea.

President Bush says he will use all means necessary to hold North Korea to account if it attempts to transfer nuclear weapons.

"If we get intelligence that they are about to transfer a nuclear weapon, we would stop the transfer. We would deal with the ships that were taking or the airplane that was dealing with taking the material to somebody," he said.

In an interview with the American television network ABC, President Bush said North Korean leader Kim Jung Il should understand that the United States is serious about preventing Pyongyang from sharing nuclear technology.

"I want the leader of North Korea to understand that he will be held to account, just like he is being held to account now for having run a test," he said.

Last week's nuclear test by North Korea brought United Nations sanctions against the country. Russia and China had previously resisted such a move. Asked if China was now fully committed to enforcing those sanctions, President Bush said he is confident that Beijing shares the goal of a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.

"They don't particularly want to board ships, but on the other hand, if there is good intelligence, they will work with us on that intelligence. They are inspecting cargo that is coming across their border," he said.

President Bush says he does not know if those sanctions will work but he says he knows the international community must try.

North Korea's nuclear test has become an issue in next month's U.S. congressional elections.

Some Republicans say former Democratic President Bill Clinton failed to address that threat and instead enabled North Korea by agreeing to economic incentives in 1994 in exchange for a promise to stop developing nuclear weapons that Pyongyang broke.

Opposition Democrats say North Korea's nuclear advances show that President Bush has focused too much on the war in Iraq and not enough on North Korea and Iran.

A public opinion poll by the television network CNN says 72 percent of Americans believe the war in Iraq makes it harder to deal with North Korea.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in the region to consult with allies.

She says Washington is not trying to escalate the crisis but the U.N. Security Council has acted firmly and resolutely to say that North Korea's nuclear test is unacceptable.

North Korea says the sanctions are a declaration of war.

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Post time 2006-10-19 10:07:03 |Display all floors

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Chinese official visits North Korea
Thursday, October 19, 2006  02:15 IST

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WASHINGTON: The United States said on Wednesday that a senior Chinese official was visiting North Korea amid a flurry of diplomacy and fears Pyongyang may conduct another nuclear test.

The United States and China have both warned North Korea against exploding another atom bomb while US media reported suspicious movement at a test site.

The US government was notified in advance of the trip and confirmed Japanese news reports of the high-level mission.

Beijing, North Korea's strongest ally, has been tight-lipped.

Questioned during a news briefing about the reported presence of Chinese State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan in North Korea, Tom Casey, a State Department spokesman, replied: "I do understand that he is, as you say, either in the process of going, or perhaps there already. I'd certainly leave it up to the Chinese government to report back on his meetings."

The senior Chinese diplomat, who held talks with US President George W. Bush in Washington last week, is believed to be in the communist state, Jiji Press and Kyodo News said on Wednesday, quoting unnamed sources in Beijing.

"My understanding is that his trip would be part of Chinese efforts to convince the North Koreans to comply with (UN) Resolution 1718, as well as the other relevant Security Council measures that are out there," Casey added.

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