Minjoo Party Is Stuck in Its Own Lies About N.Korea

      September 14, 2022 13:25

      North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country will "never give up nuclear weapons and there is absolutely no denuclearization, no negotiation, and no bargaining chip to trade in the process." According to a new law passed last week, North Korea will retaliate with an immediate nuclear strike if the country is attacked by "hostile forces." It hardly comes as a surprise that after spending the last three decades developing nuclear weapons, the North has now given itself the authority to launch a preemptive nuclear strike. The Kim regime has developed nuclear weapons in order to protect its rule over the North, and it takes no rocket scientist to see why it will not relinquish them.
      Many previous South Korean administrations have deceived the public into thinking that the North would give up its nuclear weapons if offered the right incentives. The Roh Tae-woo administration signed a denuclearization agreement with then North Korean leader Kim Il-sung in 1992, and Roh claimed "significant progress" had been made in realizing the dream of a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear fears. President Kim Dae-jung held a landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and said, "The North has not developed nuclear weapons and does not have the ability to do that. I can guarantee that." Key security officials at the time even claimed North Korea does not have the will to develop nuclear weapons. It remains unclear whether they were duped by the North or if the South Korean public was duped by its leaders.
      President Roh Moo-hyun said in 2004, "North Korea will surely give up its nuclear weapons" and, "There are no signs of a nuclear test." The unification minister at the time said, "Kim Jong-il is not a person who would make such a futile choice as a nuclear weapon." Soon afterwards, North Korea duly conducted its first nuclear test. Any reasonable person would reflect on themselves and change their mind under such circumstances, but the Minjoo Party under its various names is an exception. It started blaming the U.S. when North Korea began stepping up its nuclear weapons development drive, and the Moon Jae-in administration blatantly sided with the North even though it had conducted four nuclear tests and fired an intercontinental ballistic missile. Moon said, "Kim Jong-un's will to achieve denuclearization is clear" and former U.S. President Donald Trump agreed. Last year, Kim Jong-un vowed to develop tactical nukes, and Moon still insisted that the North is willing to scrap its nuclear weapons even though his portly friend was no longer speaking to him. 
      The Minjoo Party must know by now that the North has no intention to relinquish his nukes. But in order to use rapprochement as a political tool, the party creates the permanent illusion of North Korean denuclearization and attacks anyone who criticizes the fantasy. Now the North has enshrined in law its right to launch a preemptive nuclear strike, there is eerie silence on the opposition benches.
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