War Hype Around North Korea—While Steps Are Being Taken To Begin Talks

War Hype Around North Korea—While Steps Are Being Taken To Begin Talks

While the legacy and alternative media hype surrounding a potential war on the Korean Peninsula is approaching a crescendo, Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) reports quiet diplomacy is underway to defuse tensions. This week Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov affirmed Moscow's stance that a nuclear North Korea is unacceptable, while repeating Russia's 'freeze for freeze' offer to Pyongyang for suspension of major U.S. and South Korean exercises in return for the North freezing its ballistic missile and nuclear testing activities. China warned through state owned media that a missile attack by the North against the U.S. would be unacceptable and lead to Chinese neutrality (read: a potential economic blockade against Pyongyang), while warning against any American attack on North Korea. In short, the Eurasian giants China and Russia appear to be coordinating their diplomatic overtures to Washington.

For this reason, the Russia Analyst concurs with the Guerrilla Economist, London Paul and W the Intelligence Insider that a second Korean War is exceedingly unlikely to break out in the near future. -- JWS

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