Lunes, 21 May, 2018

Putin Discusses Crisis on Korean Peninsula With New S Korea's President

South Korea election results: What will the new president means for North Korea? South Korea's Moon takes presidency of divided nation amid North Korea tensions
Tobias Pedroso | 15 May, 2017, 20:07

The chisel-jawed hunk is 36-year-old Choi Young-jae, an officer with Korea's Special Warfare Command, Moon's campaign said.

In the run up to today's elections Moon got an unlikely boost from the delusional Trump who suggested South Koreans – who don't want THAAD in the first place – should pay the USA for it.

The election comes on the heels of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of Park Geun-hye, the country's first female president.

"I, too, aim to find a way to begin talks quickly between North and South Korea as well as the six-party talks", Moon said, referring to talks aimed at denuclearizing North Korea involving the United States, China, Japan, Russia and the two Koreas.

"The North Korean situation is a very, very unsafe one for South Korea, for Japan, frankly for China and for the rest of the world".

In canto 32 of Dante's Il Purgatorio, the voice of God comments: 'Oh, my poor vessel, how badly you've been loaded.' While God was speaking about state religion on Christianity, the good Lord could've been speaking about the disastrous decision of the South Koreans to elect Moon Jae-in as their new president.

Moon's outreach to North Korea can be expected to raise hackles in Washington.

Moon came into office on Wednesday following his landslide victory in a rare presidential by-election the day before. South Korean liberals argue that this policy compromised the national goal of peaceful reunification, by turning it into an empty slogan. Moon took office instantly, without a transitional period. Ironically, both the main contenders are politicians from the progressive left. Accordingly, Moon's government will have to maintain a rock-solid alliance with the U.S. while trying to improve relations with China, which have cooled since South Korea chose to host the THAAD system. "If South Korea listens only to the U.S., they are destined to be "sold out" to a certain extent".