No Free Reactors For North Korea
NEW YORK (AP) -- The United States and its partners in an energy consortium have terminated a project to build two light-water atomic reactors for North Korea as an incentive to convince Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, officials said.
The decision was a sharp rebuff to the North's demand that it be given light-water reactors before it would open its nuclear program up to international inspection.
It took almost two years for Washington to wear down the resistance of its partners in the New York-based Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, also known as KEDO. South Korea finally gave up the partly built light-water reactors last summer. Japan and the European Union had already sided with the U.S. "no carrot" policy.
It’s about time we tried something different, because “carrot on a stick” has failed us since the early 1990’s. However, be careful, “Dear Leader” will get angry at this most imperialist insult!