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Started by Tank, September 09, 2022, 09:37:16 AM
QuoteNorth Korea has passed a law declaring itself to be a nuclear weapons state, according to state news agency KCNA.The country's leader Kim Jong-un called the decision "irreversible" and ruled out the possibility of any talks on denuclearisation, it said.The law also enshrines the country's right to use a pre-emptive nuclear strike to protect itself.
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Quote from: Asmodean on September 09, 2022, 10:50:35 AMI think it's just formalising one's facts. If North Korea were not a nuclear state, they wouldn't have nukes. If they had no nukes, they wouldn't have tested any. As for their pre-emptive whatnots... Is that not precisely what "the world" has feared ever since the country tested its first nuke?North Korea is the same today as it was last week. Worrying? Yes. Unusually so..? I don't see it.
Quote from: Asmodean on September 09, 2022, 01:30:36 PMTo a degree, sure.They can consider themselves legitimate in whatever it is they do with or without a proclamation to the outside world. Were it not North Korea, I would agree that indeed this is a barrier down - however made of straw ang well-wishes it was to begin with. In this case though... I mean, they don't deal with the "popular opinion" anywhere near the same way "we" do, so... Yeah.
Quote from: Tank on September 09, 2022, 01:34:30 PMIf they didn't care why did they bother to put the legislation through? There must be some form of internally consistent motivation.