• U.S. Calls North Korean Threats “Not Helpful”


    WASHINGTON, March 8, 2013 (AFP) – The United States warned Friday that North Korea’s decision to scrap peace pacts and threaten South Korea was “not helpful” and said Pyongyang should mend its ties with its neighbors.

    “North Korea’s threats are not helpful. We have consistently called on North Korea to improve its relations with its neighbors, including South Korea,” White House spokesman Joshua Earnest said.

    Washington believed that such “provocative rhetoric, these kinds of actions are just not going to improve conditions for the North Korean people,” agreed State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

    “They’re not going to end the isolation. They’re just going to increase tensions, and it’s extremely regrettable.”

    Angered by tough new UN sanctions, North Korea has also threatened a “pre-emptive nuclear attack” against the United States and South Korea — a notion dismissed as bluster by analysts.

    But despite the reaction from Pyongyang, Washington stood by the new UN sanctions regime agreed after North Korea last month carried out a nuclear test, Nuland said.

    The resolution adopted Thursday by the 15-member Council tightened restrictions on North Korea’s financial dealings, notably its suspect “bulk cash” transfers.

    “If we don’t, as an international community, meet these provocations firmly, then we’re just giving license for the will of the UN Security Council to be flouted,” Nuland said.

    “We’ve got to be firm. When we say there are consequences, there have to be consequences.”

    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)


    Loading ... Loading …

    Comments are closed

     
  • Make Music is quickly approaching once again and we are treated to another line up of great up and coming musical acts. The festivities take place this Saturday in Pasadena, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is geared for people of all ages. Those in...
    Happy New Year! Rose Parade Float Trophy Winners...
    Top Christian recording artist, Phil Wickham, will be performing live in Pasadena on Friday, August 22. Maranatha High School is delighted to welcome this talented artist to the stage of the famous Ambassador Auditorium. His song, “This is Amazing Grac...
    Fifteen years ago, a handful of curious citizens assembled in front of The Tribune and watched as then-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee and still-San Marino resident Lee Baca started the city’s inaugural 5K walk and run....
    The Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has pledged a $3 million endowment to fund the Pasadena Guild Chair in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles....
     
     
     
    Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin