Friday, April 28, 2017
Trumps 100 days minus one : Washington’s actions and rhetoric are pushing the region to the “brink of war,” North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho wrote in a letter to ASEAN’s chief Le Luong Minh from Vietnam.
“[Trump’s] not someone who fills me with confidence,” Sawers told the BBC.
“He doesn’t have the background and the experience and the instincts of being an effective US president, but it is in our interests that we have a US administration that upholds the international system, that supports its allies and supports international norms,” he said.
The more serious figures in the US administration have been stepping in to make up for Trumps’ rashness and inexperience after the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase, said Sawers.
“We see the sensible grown-ups within the administration taking charge and the rather ideological figures around Trump himself being marginalized, and that’s to be welcomed,” he added.
The former intelligence chief said the Korean peninsula is by far the most serious potential flashpoint at the moment.
“If you are looking for a world crisis which could bring about the dangers of a clash between great powers then North Korea is a bigger concern than Syria,” he said.
John Sawers was Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) a position he held from November 2009 until November 2014
North Korea is seeking support from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to prevent a potential “nuclear holocaust,” as US President Donald Trump warns of the possibility of a “major conflict” in the Korean Peninsula if diplomacy fails.
Washington’s actions and rhetoric are pushing the region to the “brink of war,” North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho wrote in a letter to ASEAN’s chief Le Luong Minh from Vietnam.
“As you know, due to the annual war games in South Korea conducted by the United States and South Korea, the situation in the Korean Peninsula is out of control,” the letter, seen by AFP and dated April 23 reads.
“It is a fact clear to everyone that when they deploy the means of nuclear strike that can drive the Korean Peninsula into a nuclear holocaust in just seconds... the nature of such exercises can in no way be defensive
Democracy and Class Struggle says the War Rattle from Trump is escalating with his talk of major major conflict - if there is nobody in the White House that can control him disaster stares us in the face.
Any attack on North Korea by the United States will see the end of US relations with China and the US will be expelled from Asia Pacific - it will be the biggest home goal in US History and hasten it Geo-political demise.
Posted by nickglais on 4/28/2017 02:46:00 AM