World Here's what Kim Jong Un wants from the U.S.

13:50  12 august  2017
13:50  12 august  2017 Source:   USA TODAY SPORTS

Duterte Calls Kim Jong Un a 'Son of a B----'

  Duterte Calls Kim Jong Un a 'Son of a B----' <p>Rodrigo Duterte's remarks are his strongest yet directed at Kim Jong Un.</p>Duterte professed his hatred for war and described North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un as a “fool” and a “son of a b----” who is “playing with dangerous toys.

The news: Kim Jong - un has been having some bad PR lately. The North Korean dictator has been accused of everything from feeding his uncle to the dogs to going full Bond super-villain and executing a former aide with a flamethrower. If you want to give more feedback, sign up here

While Kim Jong - un may well be capable of launching a nuclear device, his accuracy still sucks, if failed tests in the past are any indication. 10. Thanks! If you want to give more feedback, sign up here

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is rushing to develop nuclear missiles that can reach the United States, saying they are needed to deter an attack on his country.

U.S. may soon expand U.N. talks on North Korea sanctions, signaling China deal: diplomats

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If there are ever any talks with the Trump administration to defuse an increasingly dangerous crisis, here are five of Kim's demands — though he shouldn't count on getting them all met.

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Guarantees of no overthrow by U.S.

Before President Trump unleashed his incendiary attacks on Kim this week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the administration does not favor a regime change and seeks a diplomatic solution to halt the North's weapons program.

Kim looks at states like Iraq, where former dictator Saddam Hussein was overthrown by the United States, and believes that the only way for his country to ensure that his regime remains in power is through nuclear ambitions.

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Another reason North Korea might want to build up its nuclear and missile programs is self-preservation from within. Since its formation following World War II, North Korea has been ruled by the Kim dynasty. Its current ruler, Kim Jong Un , is the grandson of the country' s founder, Kim Il Sung.

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Developing nuclear weapons that threaten the United States is Kim's insurance policy against being overthrown by a U.S.-led coalition, Joo Seong-ha, a defector who was imprisoned in North Korea before escaping to South Korea, told USA TODAY.

A nuclear weapons program is “the most powerful bargaining chip that North Korea has,” said Joo.

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In this July 6, 2017, file photo, soldiers gather in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the test launch of North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile two days earlier.© Jon Chol Jin, AP In this July 6, 2017, file photo, soldiers gather in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the test launch of North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile two days earlier.

Keep nuclear weapons

The Washington Post, citing a confidential Defense Intelligence Agency report, said this week that North Korea has produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles. The warhead breakthrough is considered a crucial advancement on the path to producing a nuclear weapon capable of striking the U.S. mainland, experts said.

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  Balloons and leaflets are the next potential flashpoint between the Koreas North Korea already gives the president of South Korea plenty of headaches, what with the missile tests and all. The last thing Moon Jae-in needs…It’s a real concern. The balloons in question are sent by private citizens—often activists who defected from North Korea—and carry leaflets criticizing the Kim Jong-un regime. While that may sound like a small issue to outsiders, it’s a major source of contention for Pyongyang, which imposes tight controls over information, and harshly punishes those breaking its rules. North Korea has insisted that for a dialog between the two nations to resume, the balloons must stop.

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Here ’ s what the fat kid wants to do now. According to Townhall, a North Korean defector is speaking up about Kim Jong - un ’s threats against Americans. Ung-gil Lee told Daily Mail that if the U . S . attacks the rogue nation , a special forces group will be sent to South Korea as a show of strength.

In addition to its nuclear arsenal, the nation has rockets and artillery aimed at Seoul, the South Korean capital that is only 35 miles from the Demilitarized Zone separating the two countries. North Korea has launched more than a dozen test missiles this year.

North Korea has said many times it has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons. The U.S. has not accepted the North as a nuclear power but it might have to accept that reality in light of Kim's rapid technological advances and stockpile of nuclear armaments.

Lift sanctions

Since North Korea's first nuclear test in 2006, the United Nations has imposed ever-tightening sanctions on the rogue regime to force it to halt its weapons programs.

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North Korea and its leader Kim Jong Un pose an uncompromising challenge to the new administration. He promised more nuclear tests, accused the U . S . of wanting to remove North Korea’s leadership and Related: Here ' s How Trump Vowed to Deal With 'Bad Dudes' Like Kim .

Kim has managed to modernize his nation and improve its economy despite nine years of sanctions, but would like relief to make faster progress. That won't happen without major concessions, such as freezing his weapons programs in place and abandoning more tests.

Remove U.S. troops from South Korea

The border between North Korea and South Korea is one of the most militarized in the world, according to the State Department.

Pyongyang has about 1.2 million military personnel compared with 680,000 troops in South Korea, where 28,000 U.S. troops also are stationed. Nearly 6 million North Koreans are reservists in the worker/peasant guard, compulsory to the age of 60.

China, which has long feared a unified Korea allied with the U.S., also wants the American troops removed. That won't happen unless it is part of a much broader peace deal that includes major concessions by China and North Korea to demilitarize the peninsula.

Negotiate formal end to Korean War

The U.S. and North Korea have no diplomatic ties and are still enemies, having only reached an armistice — not a peace treaty — to end the 1950-1953 Korean War.

The perpetual state of hostility — as well as the brutal dictatorship of three generations of the same family — has left North Korea isolated and impoverished. The Central Intelligence Agency ranks North Korea the 213th poorest country in the world out of the 230 it tracks in its CIA World Factbook.

A formal peace treaty would provide a huge economic and political boost for Kim, but he would have to mothball his nuclear ambitions — and so far, he has shown no sign of wanting to do that.

Contributing: John Bacon, Jim Michaels

Sons of US defector to North Korea confirm his death .
The only US soldier known still to be living in North Korea after defecting more than five decades ago died last year pledging loyalty to the "great leader Kim Jong-Un", his sons said.James Joseph Dresnok was among just a handful of American servicemen to desert following the 1950-53 Korean War, crossing the heavily fortified Demilitarised Zone in 1962.

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