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It’s the duty of the President to keep military options on the table, says Boris in Chatham House speech

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was “the duty” of President Donald Trump to keep the option of military action against North Korea theoretically on the table.  The Foreign Secretary was speaking at Chatham House to the foreign affairs think tank, when he gave his views on the subject of North Korea.

The Independent reported:   Asked whether Britain would support a pre-emptive strike against North Korea, and if it was time the world accepted the hermit nation as among the club of nuclear states, Mr Johnson stressed that he preferred the “productive avenue” of talks orchestrated by China.  Continue reading

A historian’s view of North Korean problem is surprisingly upbeat

Historian Dr. Julian Lewis, MP for New Forest East,  made a surprisingly optimistic prediction regarding the very serious situation in North Korea.

Speaking in Parliament, during the debate on the Korean Peninsula, Dr. Lewis said:  Continue reading

Pack it in! Boris Johnson puts his foot down with North Korea

In a childish display of military might, Kim Jong-Un held a parade of missiles in the streets of Pyongyang, the capital of  North Korea.  My missiles are bigger than yours was his unsubtle message.  The response of our Foreign Secretary was measured.  Stop threatening international security and abide by UN rules, he told Kim.  Prez Trump has warned that North Korea is “looking for trouble” and ordered an aircraft carrier group to the area to highlight American concern.  China has expressed fears that “conflict could break out at any moment”, and that such a situation would bring no winners. Continue reading

Boris thinks the US should show the right stuff and screen The Interview

In today’s Daily Telegraph, Boris Johnson discusses the Hollywood movie The Interview, a bad taste comedy on the assassination of the leader of North Korea. Boris thinks they should have screened it, and laughed at North Korea.kimjongun2Boris begins:  “Whoa, this can’t be right. Guys, guys, guys – this isn’t the end. It feels like the lights have just come on in the theatre just when I was settling down to my popcorn. Continue reading