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Russia-China Opposes Foreign Intervention on NKorea

Dan 292 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 7:28 PM
From the 1st pgh: "...Chinese and Russian foreign ministers affirmed today that they would oppose foreign military intervention in North Korea. Any action against North Korea had to be agreed at the UN." Is the second restricted to sanctions alone? This may be a double entendre inasmuch as it is stated in the same paragraph that they would "oppose any military intervention..." and then comes the possible dual application, "Any action against (NK) (would have to be agreed to) at the UN." Is it possible that the door is being left open by both Russia and China for a preemptive strike should the UN approve? Or, is that door presumed shut by their veto power on the SC? In any case, it is an interesting turn of events, in my opinion.

Russia-China-North Korea: In a joint news conference in Moscow, the Chinese and Russian foreign ministers affirmed today that they would oppose foreign military intervention in North Korea. Any action against North Korea had to be agreed at the UN.

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said any action should be directed towards peace on the Korean peninsula.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that China and Russia agreed it was vitally important not to allow the situation to be used as a pretext for military intervention.

Comment: These are interesting and significant...