North Korea: Won’t Give Up Nuclear Agenda Unless U.S. Stops ‘Blackmail’

In this Dec. 23, 2017, photo distributed on Dec. 24, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the conference of cell chairpersons of the ruling party in Pyongyang. North Korea on Sunday, Dec. 24, called the latest U.N. sanctions to target the country “an act of war” that violates its sovereignty, and said it is a “pipe dream” for the United States to think it will give up its nuclear weapons. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

December 30, 2017
OAN Newsroom

North Korea says it will not give up it’s nuclear agenda, unless the U.S. stops it’s ‘blackmail’.

In a threat made by the isolated regime earlier this Saturday morning, State Media said they will never give up their missile program until the U.S. and allies stop conducting war drills near North Korea.

The dictatorship went on to say they had taken steps to boost their nuclear capabilities and self-defense.

This after the regime launched it’s most threatening missile to date in November, and has continued to provoke the international community despite recently implemented sanctions.

Pyongyang added it’s stance will not change, saying they’re an undeniable new strategic state and nuclear power.

FILE – This Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, file image provided by the North Korean government on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, shows what the North Korean government calls the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Cathay Pacific said in a statement Monday, Dec. 4, (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

Meanwhile, South Korean authorities say they are holding a Chinese cargo ship and its crew for questioning, for allegedly violating U.N. trade sanctions by trading oil to North Korea.

South Korean customs officials confirmed the report Friday, saying the ship is believed to have transported over 600 tons of refined oil to north Korean ships.

The news comes after President Trump said china had been ‘caught red handed’ violating U.N. trade sanctions adopted in September.

Last month the U.S. seized 20 North Korean vessels believed to be carrying supplies back to the country.

  • PAUL MELENDEZ

    Didn’t NK invade SK? So why is NK the victim?

    • Legion

      When the Japanese empire was dismantled at the end of World War II, Korea fell victim to the Cold War. It was divided into two spheres of influence along the 38th parallel. The Americans controlled south of the line – the Russians installed a communist regime in the north, later ceding influence to China.

      On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when North Korea, supported by the Soviet Union and China, invaded South Korea, which was supported by the United States. 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the Pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south.

  • All American

    KJUNK = The Snake 🐍

  • Sonny Shaw

    We tried that before with Wild Bill Clinton and the North Koreans broke the agreement and started up its reactors again because the US wasn’t sending any money… Kim likes to use words like blackmail but he’s been trying to extort money from the US since taking over the family business called North Korea.

  • Al Lejdly

    He’s just blowing smoke to buy time because he knows the reason we are there is BECAUSE of him and his toy rockets.

  • LucaBrasi

    It looks like Kim’s been really pounding the glazed ham this holiday season, followed by the fruitcake and washing it all down with ample amounts of egg nog.

  • landy fincannon

    Guess what?
    China says the don’t have to either.

  • charliehorsescout

    I keep wondering when one of the fat kids generals just smokes him.

    • landy fincannon

      Good idea. I wonder what a go-fund-me page would do for a bounty on him.

      • Rick Sanchez

        Brilliant!!

      • JustmJustm

        Hey I would chip in 10$ who is with me????
        I guarantee it could reach a 100 mill in a Ny second and I don’t have to bet there are more then one in that government who would love smoke him for much less…..

  • Red

    We stomp on sick toads to put them out of their misery.

  • weasel1886

    We have made NK a threat.

  • antiliberal00

    Take out the doughboy and it may cease to be an issue. Despite what Trump claims, without a leadership change, the doughboy will continue to pursue nuclear weapons.

    • weasel1886

      So what? We have nukes so NK can have them too

    • Scotty

      Even if we got him, one of those little “generals” with a hundred medals on his uniform and oversized hat would just keep it going the way it has. The entire ruling body must be eliminated at the same time and then SK would have to take control. Pyongyang will have to be nuked at a time when we know they’re all there to make that happen.

  • Legion

    It’s a lie .. even if the U.S. were to stop the ‘military drills’ lil’ rocket man has no intention of holding up his end of the bargain. They are hell bent on developing nuclear missiles capable of hitting the U.S. mainland, and they will never stop until they do!

    • chatty cathy

      And notice his statement. Accusing the U.S of what they themselves are doing. Sounds suspiciously familiar!

      • Legion

        A full U.S. Naval Blockade needs to be deployed ASAP against North Korea .. the U.S. does not need the U.N.’s permission either. Just do it!

        • chatty cathy

          Agree! You’re right..he has no intention what so ever of holding his end of any bargain

        • JL Ziegler

          That is wasted money. There is a better solution but we don’t (and shouldn’t) have all the intel. Kim is just a big bluffer and the US should tell him if he doesn’t play by the rules, NK = US. Maybe Kim will understand that.

          • Legion

            Pentagon agrees with me .. in fact it is what the Pentagon is suggesting, I am simply repeating what they are saying.

        • Johnny G.

          I think that you have hit the nail on the head! A FULL Naval blockade to NK will dampen Fat boys ability to do much.

      • JustmJustm

        Oh Un will choke on that……dough boy will have a coronary over a Us. Blockade……AND WO Un approoval hell yess……

  • Tyrone

    Kim Jong Un has seen the US take out the leaders in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya in the past 16 years. He realizes that NK is on “the list”, thanks to President Bush identifying them as one of the “Axis of Evil” countries during his first term. Therefore, Kim Jong Un has drawn the conclusion that in order to keep in power, nuclear weapons would be the great equalizer. I am not justifying Kim Jong Un’s behavior, but trying to understand it from his perspective.
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    • Disgusted Citizen

      His generals should kill him except they are so guilty of murderous crimes they won’t.

    • JustmJustm

      In a way nobody can argue with that perspective even its wrong and right at the same time……

  • C B

    Sounds to me like Fat Boy is caving in ………..

    • Studebaker_Hawk

      Gonna be in deep doo doo if the oil stops getting in.