US Turned Down Talks with North Korea Before Last Missile Test

North_Korea_nuclear.svg_February 22, 2016—Before North Korea tested a nuclear device in early January claiming it to be a hydrogen bomb, the US Department of State turned down an invitation from the reclusive garrison-state to open up peace talks.

Before Pyongyang halts its nuclear weapons tests, it wants Washington, D.C. to quit is military exercises with the South Koreans which at times have involved nuclear bomber planes. But according to Reuters, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken held firm to the US position that North Korea must first give up its nuclear program before any diplomacy is arranged, the exact opposite condition the North Koreans prefer: peace talks before de-weaponization.

Last month, Ron Paul dedicated two episodes of The Liberty Report to the North Korea issue:

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