Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sanction us...war on you!

The North Koreans are at it again.

Today, Pyongyang's ambassador to the United Nations said that any attempt to condemn North Korea for sinking a South Korean warship will be interpreted as going to war.

Ambassador Sin Son Ho added that the U.S. and South Korea stood to politically benefit from any trouble in the Korean peninsula, but he did not claim either side was responsible for the sinking that killed 46 sailors.

Interestingly, Mr. Sin's comments come on the same day a new report suggests the Obama administration has not done enough to quell Pyongyang's efforts at gaining a nuclear bomb. The report suggests the White House should enter into substantive talks with North Korea about its nuclear ambitions.

Perhaps Mr. Sin scheduled his impromptu news conference today in order to distract from his nation's initial World Cup game against Brazil. The expectation was that Brazil would blast North Korea, but at the half that game was 0-0.

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