Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Interesting quotes

"You don't normally engage in conversations by threatening to launch
intercontinental ballistic missiles, and it's not a way to produce a
conversation because if you acquiesce in aberrant behavior, you simply
encourage the repetition of it, which we're obviously not going to do,"
Bolton told reporters at U.N. headquarters in New York.

"It should make people nervous when non-transparent regimes who have
announced they have nuclear warheads, fire missiles," Bush said at a
meeting with European leaders in Vienna, Austria. "This is not the way
you conduct business in the world."

"If North Korea test-fires a missile, it might have an impact on aid of
rice and fertilizer to North Korea," South Korean Unification Minister
Lee Jong-seok told opposition lawmakers, according to his spokesman.

At the Vienna summit, Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel said
that if North Korea fires the missile, Europe would join the United
States in condemning it.
"There will be a strong statement, strong answer from the
international community and Europe will be part of it," Schuessel said.

"North Korea as a sovereign state has the right to develop, deploy,
test-fire and export a missile," he said. "We are aware of the U.S.
concerns about our missile test-launch. So our position is that we
should resolve the issue through negotiations."

One comment on the PRNK, if you launch into someone else's airspace, do they have the right to autonomy and defense of their land/airspace? (specifically Japan)

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