Thursday, January 20, 2011

What Obama and Hu say about Korea

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, here are the highlights:
I told President Hu that we appreciated China’s role in reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and we agreed that North Korea must avoid further provocations. I also said that North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile program is increasingly a direct threat to the security of the United States and our allies. We agreed that the paramount goal must be complete denuclearization of the peninsula. In that regard, the international community must continue to state clearly that North Korea’s uranium enrichment program is in violation of North Korea’s commitments and international obligations.
Well, that's pretty much it for the Korea-related stuff. There's more, of course... currency issues, trade, etc. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Hu Jintao a dictator, which was apparently a no-no. We all know it, but nobody says it, since I guess nobody had sat Hu down and had "the talk."

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