Mattis says Turkey warned Pentagon before attacking US-backed Kurds
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey gave advance notice that it was planning to launch an attack on US-allied Kurdish militias in Syria, but he did not specify if Washington tried to dissuade Ankara.

”Turkey was candid,” Mattis told reporters aboard a plane traveling to Asia from the US. ”They warned us before they launched the aircraft they were going to do it, in consultation with us.”

On Saturday, Turkey launched a series of air strikes on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northwestern Syria, controlled by the YPG militia which Ankara considers to be a terrorist group. Turkish ground forces pushed into the territory Sunday, supported by loyal anti-Assad militants.

"Turkey is a NATO ally. It's the only NATO country with an active insurgency inside its borders. And Turkey has legitimate security concerns," said Mattis, who noted that gains against Islamic State did not soothe Turkey’s concerns over a breakaway Kurdish state on territory.

Erdogan accuses allies of sending ‘thousands of planeloads' and 'truckloads of arms' to Kurds
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has turned on Ankara’s allies, insinuating that the US in particular has been providing massive military support to Kurdish YPG in Syria.

In a speech to his ruling AK Party Erdogan said that ‘some allies’ of Turkey had provided the YPG Syrian Kurdish militia with 2,000 planeloads and 5,000 truckloads of weapons.

“Now, apart from 5,000 trucks, there are weapons and ammunition from around 2,000 planes.” the Turkish leader said. He also accused Ankara’s allies of dishonesty when they say that they do not provide weapons for “terrorists,” referring to Kurdish-linked YPG forces.

The president also vowed to hand over Afrin to its “real owners,” explaining that he aims to return 3.5 million refugees back to Syria from Turkey as soon as possible.

This weekend, Turkey began operation ‘Olive Branch’ against Kurdish forces in Afrin, deploying jets and land forces.

‘After Afrin, Americans feel threatened by Turkey’s vow to strike US-backed Kurds in Manbij’
With Turkish forces bombing Kurdish positions in Syria’s Afrin region and saying the next target is Manbij, controlled by US-backed Kurdish militia, Washington is starting to feel the heat, Middle East expert Ammar Waqqaf told RT.

As Turkey began its military campaign in northern Syria, the lack of US action came as little surprise, said Waqqaf, the director of the British think-tank Gnosos. “Americans have never been associated with that enclave in Afrin,” Waqqaf said, adding, there's been “no American presence, direct armament or funding.”

Yet, the US is now worried about the “announced objective of going to Manbij, which is directly affiliated with the Americans.” On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to drive what he called “terror filth” from the country “up to the Iraqi border.”

The warning is “a bit threatening to the US,” Waqqaf says. “Apparently, [the] Turks are saying they’re using their feet, telling the Americans –Look, we’re going to head on this and we hope you don’t do any military resistance, it would be a sorry situation, if we would have to shoot and be shot by an ally.”

While “there’s enough incentive for Turkey to continue” with the offensive, Washington and Ankara may still come to a compromise, Waqqaf believes. “What Erdogan said – 'there were promises in Manbij that weren’t kept, so we’re not going to stop' – that opens a door for further negotiations, perhaps to take out or further evacuate Kurdish militias from Manbij.” Ankara is “putting some pressure, hoping for some diplomatic gain from the Americans.”

However, with “no international mandate,” the US position in the region looks “untenable.” It is “a precarious situation,” with Washington not only unable to protect American-backed Kurdish militias, but also risking to lose a longstanding ally in Ankara. The Turkish government is “apparently pushing the envelope to see what happens” in Afrin, given that Syria and Russia have voiced their objections and the US being “not happy about it,” Waqqaf said.

‘US managed to betray both Turks and Kurds’
There is nothing to be gained from carrying out the bidding of the US in Syria, and right now Turkey and the Kurds alike are learning this the hard way, independent political analyst Dan Glazebrook told RT.

Turkey officially launched a military operation against Kurdish-held enclaves in Syria called operation ‘Olive Branch’ on Saturday, comprising airstrikes and a ground offensive.

Ankara maintains that UN Security Council Resolutions 1624, 2170, and 2178 allow it to conduct operations against terrorists in Syria while preserving the territorial integrity of its neighbor.

RT discussed Turkey’s move and what provoked it with several analysts.

Dan Glazebrook, independent political analyst, said it is difficult to tell how the situation will evolve further in the Syria’s Afrin region, “but so far, Erdogan has been true to his words.”

“I have to admit, I initially suspected perhaps there would be some cross-border shelling, but they would not go as far as airstrikes or a ground invasion. And I was proved wrong,” Glazebrook told RT.

“It does look like Erdogan is determined to go all the way. And it really does highlight the dangers of the Anglo-American strategy in Syria for the last seven years, which has been to basically turn Syria into a complete free-for-all: all the states in the region to sponsor their own proxy militias and get involved and carry out airstrikes – Israel, Turkey, the US, anyone else. It is a really dangerous situation,” he said.

Last week, the US announced its plans to create a new armed force with the Kurds close to the Turkish border. After Turkey reacted with outrage to US plans, the Pentagon said it was not creating “a new ‘army’ or conventional ‘border guard’ force.”

Glazebrook noted it is amazing that the US in the past week has managed to “completely betray both its rival allies in this conflict.”

“First, betrayal of Turkey – announcing this Border Security Force, made up primarily of Kurds, without any consultation with Turkey. And then, as soon as Turkey makes an issue of it, immediately drop the Kurds altogether, saying ‘we have nothing to do with them’ and basically give Turkey a free hand to slaughter them. Betrayals left, right and center,” he added.

“I hope that the rest of the world really is paying attention that there is absolutely nothing to be gained from offering yourself up to carry out the bidding of empire, as Turkey is learning a very hard way right now and so are the Kurds, actually,” Glazebrook pointed out.

‘Crisis between two traditional NATO allies US and Turkey’

Ali Rizk, expert on Middle Eastern affairs and contributor to Al-Monitor, told RT the Turkish offensive against the Syrian Kurds “is a very significant development, and where it might lead is unknown.”

Rizk said that this undoubtedly means a crisis between two traditional NATO allies, the US and Turkey.

“It is a problem for Turkey, but it is also a major dilemma for the US: it is very likely that they were not expecting Turkey to follow through on these threats,” Rizk explained.

Ever since the American remarks about a “border army” in Syria, Turkey has been threatening to take action. Rizk said he doesn’t think that these words were taken very seriously by Washington.

“At the same time, it is also something that the Syrian government would object to – the Syrian government considers this to be a violation of its sovereignty,” he continued.

According to Rizk, “the reactions could come from everywhere: we have the US-Turkish dispute, as a result of what is happening, at the same time you have a dispute between the Syrian government and Turkey because the Syrian government has expressed its categorical rejection for any such steps. This could lead even to a confrontation between Syria and Turkey. There are a lot of possible scenarios which do lead to escalation, and now that it’s begun I think it might be very difficult to seize control of the situation.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:23| Comment(0) | 国際・政治


やーっ すっきりしたぜ














東京新聞 2018年1月20日 13時56分
認知症トラブル マンション切実 高齢住人増加、孤立も
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:44| Comment(0) | デジタル・インターネット

1μSv/hの所に居住しても年間の被曝線量は1mSv/h以下になる!!! そんなバカな 私も人殺し!と罵倒したい

※ 産経ニュース2018.1.17 20:09
除染基準「引き上げるべき」 規制委員長が表明






※ 木野龍逸 (Ryuichi KINO) @kinoryuichi氏の2018/1/18のツイート
→除染基準「引き上げるべき」 規制委員長が表明 産経ニュース

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※ 時事通信1/18(木) 19:20配信



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どくろ福島産コメ 全量検査を縮小へ


※ 産経ニュース2018.1.17 20:23更新
帰還困難区域は「最大8マイクロシーベルト」 規制委、福島5町村で測定


0.23μSv/h×24時間×365日=2,014μSv=2.01mSv なんですけどね。屋内にいる間については4割程度の遮蔽効果があるとすれば、



産経新聞 2018/1/21(日) 0:02配信
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:41| Comment(1) | 福島原発事故


トルコと米の対立 ラブロフの動きを世界中が注目している

Turkish planes bomb Syrian Kurdish targets as Ankara-backed rebels enter Afrin
Turkish aircraft have bombed Kurdish targets in Syria's Afrin, according to the Turkish prime minister. Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters have also entered the Kurdish enclave, state media reported.

“TSK (Turkish Armed Forces) has started airborne operations,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said at a party congress on Saturday, as quoted by Hurriyet. Yildirim said eight F-16 aircraft were involved in the aerial sortie.

“As of this moment our brave Armed Forces have started the aerial offensive to eliminate the PYD and PKK and [Islamic State] elements in Afrin,” Yildirim said.

Turkey’s General Staff has officially declared the start of the operation, dubbing it ‘Operation Olive Branch,’ according to a statement cited by Turkish newspaper Sol.

AP journalists at the Turkish border reported seeing at least five jets heading toward Afrin. Also sighted was a convoy of buses, believed to be carrying Syrian opposition fighters, and trucks mounted with machine guns.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have meanwhile accused Turkey of using cross-border shelling as a false pretext to launch an offensive into Syria, according to Reuters. The SDF, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), said it will have no choice but to defend itself if attacked. The alliance controls areas in Syria’s east and north.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Moscow is closely following the situation, citing concerns over recent developments in the area. The ministry’s statement called on all sides in the conflict to exercise restraint.

It comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier on Saturday that Ankara had “de facto” begun its operation against Kurdish forces in Afrin. He said the operation would be “followed by Manbij,” referring to the Kurdish-controlled town in northern Syria.

US trying to create alternative govt on Syrian land – Lavrov on Afrin crisis
The US is working to create alternative government systems on Syrian territory which goes against its promises to respect the country’s territorial integrity, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.

Responding to a question posed by RT’s Caleb Maupin at Friday's briefing at UN Headquarters in New York, Lavrov commented on America's role in the crisis in northern Syria, which escalated into a new Turkish-Kurdish conflict after news of Washington’s plans to create a “border force” comprising of Kurds. Despite the Americans backtracking on its statement, and saying they were misunderstood, Ankara, which considers the Kurdish-dominated YPG force terrorists, said it was launching a military operation against the Syrian Kurdish enclave. Lavrov said the developments were only a part of the pattern of US policy in Syria.

“It’s a fact that US forces are seriously involved in creating alternative government bodies on vast part of the Syrian territory. And this, of course, absolutely contradicts their own obligations, which they committed to on numerous occasions, including at the UN Security Council, on maintaining the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Syria,” Lavrov said.

Washington's inconsistency on Syria is also “quite characteristic of modern US diplomacy, including the reasons for the American presence there, and the reasons for the actions of the coalition, which they command,” Lavrov added. Russia is “concerned” by the US' actions in the country, he said, adding, that he had discussed the situation with the US Secretary of State on numerous occasions.

“Rex Tillerson told me many times that the only reason for their presence there [in Syria] is defeating Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISL). Now they have some much more long-standing plans,” Lavrov said. “We will have to take this into account and look for solutions that won’t allow the destruction of Syrian sovereignty.”

A Turkish journalist asked Lavrov about media reports that Russian forces have been withdrawn from the Afrin area. “Those reports have been refuted,” the diplomat replied.

Earlier Friday, Turkey's Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said his country’s troops haven’t entered Afrin yet, but “the operation [against the Kurds] has actually de facto started with cross-border shelling.” The Syrian government made clear to Ankara that it considers Turkey’s military presence on its territory as a violation of its sovereignty, and warned that it will shoot down Turkish jets in Syrian airspace.

The US currently has an estimated 2,000 troops on the ground in Syria, deployed in the country without consent from Damascus. The Americans were involved in the Kurdish operation to capture the city of Raqqa from Islamic State jihadists last year. However, despite the defeat of the Islamists, Washington said it has no intention of withdrawing its forces.
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※ おゆうさん @ikarostayuu氏の2018/1/18のツイート

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デイヴィッド・リチャードソンが低線量放射線・長期被曝の危険性を解説(英・日両国語)http://vimeo.com ビデオ

※ 木野龍逸 (Ryuichi KINO) @kinoryuichi氏の2018/1/18のツイート
→除染基準「引き上げるべき」 規制委員長が表明 産経ニュース

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管理人が最近市川市内でMAZUR PRM9000を使用して測定中、民家のブロック塀の上端で警報音が鳴り続け、257cpmを指しました。新松戸の測定値と並ぶ最高値です。紙を1枚挟んで測ると176cpm。アルファ線分が81cpmもあります。考えられるアルファ線源は、プルトニウムのほかウランとその子孫核種です。

※ matu(脱原発に一票、TPPに反対) @matu923氏の2018/1/18のツイート
福島の子供達は非常に危ない!甲状腺癌の評価する会長が辞任、『放射線の影響とは考えにくい』と云えない! http://www.rui.jp/ruinet.html?i=200&c=400&m=321018&g=132108 … …




福島県で散発的、突発的に空間線量率が上がる どこかで放射性廃棄物を燃やしているはず



※  たか@地球‏ @taka_telluria氏の2018/1/18のツイート
日経20160416『水処理世界最大手、仏ヴェオリアのアントワーヌ・フレロ CEOは日経記者に、放射線量が低いごみの処理事業を日本で始める計画を明らかに〜多くの原発が廃炉になる為、需要は旺盛と判断〜フレロ氏は「日本の水道料金を安くできる」とも〜』
@namiekuwabara の言う通り!→@kharaguchi

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:08| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故


Media Reports Disclose Details of Turkish Army Plans to Attack Afrin
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish army will attack 150 targets of the Kurdish forces in Afrin in Aleppo province before launching ground offensives in the region, media reports said.

The Arabic-language al-Hadath news quoted the Turkish Haberturk newspaper as reporting that the Turkish army will launch heavy attacks on 150 Kurdish positions before starting the ground operations in Afrin.

It added that the Turkish intelligence forces have specified 149 Kurdish targets, including fixed positions and vehicles, from last October to January 16, 2018, reporting that the operations will take 6 days and the Turkish air force and artillery units, stationed at the borders, will participate in them.

According to the report, given the fact that the Kurds have built strongholds and ditches in 9 regions of Afrin, the Turkish forces will send special units skilled in war of attrition, if necessary, to carry out final cleansing operations in Afrin.

Meantime, the Turkish Milliyet newspaper reported that the country's joint chief of staff has adopted the marching tactic by using armored tanks which are equipped with jamming systems, after airstrikes.

A Kurdish media outlet reported on Thursday that Ankara-backed militant groups have intensified attacks on the Kurdish forces' positions in Northern Aleppo amid reports on the Turkish army's imminent operation in Afrin and Manbij regions.

The Kurdish-language Hawar news reported that the Turkish forces deployed in Sejiyeh border checkpoint targeted Kurdish forces' positions near the village of Marwaniyeh in Shi'eh area in Jajdariseh region in the town of Afrin.

In the meantime, the mortar and missile units of the Turkish army and its affiliated militant groups deployed in Qala Sam'an pounded the village of Karzileh in Shirwa region, the villages of Shadireh and Iska, nearby regions of the village of Jomleh in Shirwa, Hawar news further said.

On the other hand, forces of the Euphrates Shield targeted Kurdish forces' positions near the village of al-Mohsenli Northwest of Manbij, fueling fierce clashes between two sides.

Ankara says ‘has no option’ but to attack Syrian Kurds in Afrin, starts cross-border shelling
Ankara has no option but to carry out a military op in the Syrian enclave of Afrin, Turkey’s defense minister said. The operation has ‘de facto started’ with cross-border shelling, he added.

Turkey would continue discussing its operation in Afrin with Russia, Nurettin Canikli said on Friday in an interview with broadcaster AHaber.

The Kurdish YPG militias confirmed the Turkish minister’s announcement of the shelling in Afrin region, saying it has started around midnight and continued into Friday morning and targeted Kurdish villages.

The Turkish government considers Kurdish militias in Syria to be an extension of the militant movement, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is seen as a terrorist organization by Ankara.

Last week’s news that Washington was training the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to form a 30,000-strong “border force” based in Afrin infuriated the Turks. The US has since backtracked on the announcement in an apparent attempt to defuse Turkish anger, but belligerent statements from Ankara have continued.

Meanwhile, the Syrian government warned on Thursday that it may shoot down Turkish warplanes delivering airstrikes on its territory. Damascus said its air defenses have been restored and are ready to defend the nation’s sovereignty.

Turkish Kurds protested against the planned intervention, taking to the streets in their thousands and chanting slogans like “Afrin will be your graveyard.”

As the Turkish military apparently prepare for a new operation in Syria, their engineers have reportedly completed the first phase of a security system along a wall that has been erected on the Turkey-Syria border. Spanning 20km of the border in the Afrin area, the ‘Kayi Border Security System’ features sensors and remotely controlled weapons to defend Turkey against possible trespassers, news agency Anadolu reported on Friday.

Turkey has erected a concrete wall along a large part of its 911km border with Syria in recent years, and is enhancing the structure with extra security measures in some places. The additional security is intended to deal with humans, vehicles and drones; as well as boasting underground sensors to detect tunnel diggers.
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posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:37| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故
















生きていたいさん こんにちは

@ 生きていたいさんの被ばく回避努力がどれだけ奏功するか。
A 生きていたいさんが本当に「引きこもり」なのか。
B 自分だけ生きていられればいいのかという家族の言葉にどう対応すべきか。
C この先、家族の面倒を見るという方向で考えておられるようですが、それについてどう考えるか。







ベビー級りとますさんから こんばんは、ほんとに久しぶりですね。ありがとうございます。

被曝で癌二回やってリンパ節取られて免疫力低くて、毎日の食も天気もロシアンルーレットでそれでもなかなかしぶといベビー級りとます中高年ですm(_ _)m。

とみさんから こんばんは、ありがとうございます。


Sさんから こんばんは、ありがとうございます。



SYさんから こんばんは、ありがとうございます。


N K M さんから こんばんは、ありがとうございます。


よんたさんから おはようございます、ありがとうございます。

人生は冒険だし、実験の場でもあります。私自身、ずくなしさんのちょっと後輩くらいの年齢ですが、大阪から沖縄に避難移住しています。一般の人は、え? 大阪から避難? という感覚だと思いますが、自分の体験から仕事をする中での被曝被害のため決断しました。少し働いてお金を貯め、移住を果たしています。未だに生活設計の過程ですが、全く後悔していません。


たかが1世紀にも満たない人生、どうせなら自分の思った通りに生きるという冒険をされてはいかがでしょうか? このままだと一家全滅に付き合わないといけない、という所まで分かっておられるなら、孤独の環境を覚悟し、苦闘も受け入れ、人生実験に進まれることをお奨めします。






ぷうさんから おはようございます、ありがとうございます。




まあ、別に黙って家を出ることはなくて、2、3泊、一人旅をしてくるとかなんとか言って、家から物理的に離れた上で、今後のことを考えてみたらいいのではないか? と思います。

その結果として、やはり、家を出ようということであれば、皆さんからのアドバイスがあるように、特にネットにアクセスできるのであれば、住み込みで働けるところや、給料は出ないけれど、研修名目で寝起きする部屋と食事を提供してもらえる農場とか、あるいは引きこもりの人向けの滞在施設とかも探せると思うので、そういうところで2週間くらい集団生活をしてみて、手応えがあれば、さらに期間を伸ばしていってみる?! みたいなやり方もできるかもしれません。

まあ、どんな形であれ、いつかは家を出て独立するか、あるいは親の面倒を見る側になり家をまとめる立場になるか? なので、自立のタイミングが早くなるかどうかだけの問題だと思います。そして、30代ということであれば、そのタイミングは早ければ早いほどいいでしょうね。


ここまで書いて、ふと思いましたが、これってすべての日本人が、いま直面している課題じゃないのかな? 風評被害、食べて応援、放射能拡散を国是とする国から自立するのか? それとも、国の言うことにしたがって、緩慢に被曝死に向かうのか?

最高学府と呼ばれる東京大学の学食で、南相馬産の米を安全アピールのために使用するそうで、日本の教育と学問の権威も地に堕ちたな! と思いましたが、そんな国と無理心中しますか? と問われているんでしょうね。そして、その洗脳のなかにいる人たちとは、こらからますます話が通じなくなりそうです。


くららんさんから こんにちは、ありがとうございます。


海猫さんから こんばんは、ありがとうございます。

こんばんは! わたしも一言。

横浜にてさんから こんばんは、ありがとうございます。







posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:13| Comment(11) | 福島原発事故

Tillerson touts indefinite US presence in Syria & Assad must go in ‘new’ plan

Tillerson touts indefinite US presence in Syria & Assad must go in ‘new’ plan
Echoing previous administrations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the “new” strategy in Syria will involve a long-term American military presence and regime change in order to secure US interests.

Speaking at Stanford University's Hoover Institution Wednesday, Tillerson sought to distance President Donald Trump’s policy in Syria from former President Barack Obama’s approach.

“We cannot make the same mistakes that were made in 2011, when a premature departure from Iraq allowed Al-Qaeda in Iraq to survive and eventually morph into ISIS,” Tillerson said.

Instead, he said, the US now intends to maintain an open-ended military presence in Syria, and that the American mission in the country will be “conditions based.”

Tillerson said the US will remain in Syria until several “key end states” are met. These include, the defeat of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Assad, and stamping out the Iranian influence in the country.

However, his talking points are eerily similar to those made by the previous administrations.
Islamic State

Tillerson made clear that US troops will remain in Syria until IS and Al-Qaeda are defeated.

“Let us be clear, the United States will maintain a military presence in Syria, focused on ensuring ISIS cannot reemerge,” Tillerson said, adding that the terrorist organizations are “still a grave threat.”

He said the US would stay in the country until “ISIS and Al-Qaeda in Syria suffer an enduring defeat; do not present a threat to the homeland; and do not resurface in a new form; and that Syria never again serves as a platform or safe haven for terrorists to organize, recruit, finance, train and carry out attacks on American citizens at home or abroad or against our allies.”

Ungoverned spaces, especially in conflict zones, are breeding grounds for IS and other terrorist organizations. The fight against IS is not over, he said.

“ISIS currently has one foot in the grave, and by maintaining an American military presence in Syria until the full and complete defeat of ISIS is achieved, it will soon have two,” Tillerson said.

His speech resounded with the same points previously made by Obama, who was still sending more Special Forces into Syria to fight IS up until the end of his presidency.

The US Secretary of State’s remarks also go directly against one of Trump’s campaign promises that he would “pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past.”

“We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments, folks,” Trump said during the first stop of his “thank you” tour in 2016.

Tillerson, however, appeared to deviate from Trump’s script, and said the US must ensure the Assad is overthrown “through an incremental process of constitutional reform and UN-supervised elections.”

“A stable, unified and independent Syria ultimately requires post-Assad leadership in order to be successful,” Tillerson said. “The departure of Assad through the UN-led Geneva process will create the conditions for a durable peace within Syria and security along the border for Syria’s neighbors.”

Tillerson urged Moscow to implement UN Security Council resolution 2254, which he said was a “political framework for peace and stability in a unified Syria.”

The resolution, which was passed in 2015, calls for free and open elections in Syria, which Tillerson said would “result in the permanent departure of Assad and his family from power.”

However, after the resolution was passed, former US Secretary of State John Kerry said it would “facilitate a transition within Syria to a credible, inclusive, nonsectarian governance within six months.”

“The process would lead to the drafting of a new constitution and arrangements for internationally supervised election within 18 months,” Kerry said in a statement.

Tillerson’s policy mirrors the Obama administration’s, which also insisted that Assad must be overthrown. “The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way,” then-President Obama said in a written statement. “For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside.”

Tillerson also said the US would remain until “Iranian influence in Syria is diminished, their dreams of a northern arch are denied, and Syria’s neighbors are secure from all threats emanating from Syria.”

“US disengagement from Syria would provide Iran the opportunity to further strengthen its position in Syria,” Tillerson added. “As a destabilized nation and one bordering Israel, Syria presents an opportunity that Iran is all too eager to exploit.”

His remarks here also echo the previous administration, which also linked their strategy in Syria to Iran.

In 2012, Obama said that if Syria were able to have a representative government, it would “be a profound loss for Iran.”

However, Obama later backed off from this strategy as the Iran nuclear deal beckoned. Trump has repeatedly warned that the US will withdraw from the deal if it is not changed.

“I am waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions, but only in order to secure our European allies' agreement to fix the terrible flaws of the Iran nuclear deal. This is a last chance,” Trump said in a statement last week. “In the absence of such an agreement, the United States will not again waive sanctions in order to stay in the Iran nuclear deal. And if at any time I judge that such an agreement is not within reach, I will withdraw from the deal immediately.”
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Signs of starvation and death in North Korea indicate that US diplomatic strategy works fine, says the secretary of state. The objective now is not to let Pyongyang evoke sympathy around the world for its sanctions-induced woes.

The unexpectedly-revealing description of what Rex Tillerson apparently considers successful diplomacy came from his own mouth on Wednesday as he was speaking at Stanford University with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

“The Japanese… have had over a 100 North Korean fishing boats that have drifted into Japanese waters. Two-thirds of the people on those boats have died,” Tillerson said, citing the Japanese delegation that attended a conference in Vancouver, Canada, earlier this week.

He was referring to the regular phenomenon of so-called ‘ghost ships’ from North Korea, which have become stranded on the Japanese coast for years. Last year, a record 104 such cases were reported by Japanese authorities, with some 30 fishermen found dead on arrival. Any survivors usually ask to be returned to their home country, and Japan obliges.

So why are dozens of dead North Koreans a good sign?

“[The fishermen] are being sent in the wintertime to fish because there are food shortages. And they are being sent out to fish with inadequate fuel to get back. So we are getting a lot of evidence that these [sanctions] are really starting to hurt.”

Tillerson claims that the leadership in Pyongyang will be willing to negotiate in the face of starvation and fuel shortages. The same leadership that, according to some US officials, does not value the lives of ordinary North Koreans and has a record of enjoying lavish lifestyle as the county lost an estimated hundreds of thousands to the famine in the mid-1990s.

What will Pyongyang do now? Tillerson believes that, “The playbook is: OK, we’re going to start our charm offensive to the rest of the world and let them see we are just like normal people like everybody else. We are going to stir some sympathy. We are going to drive a wedge between South Korea and their allies.”

But fear not. The US was assured by South Koreans they won’t allow themselves to think North Koreans are human beings that deserve sympathy.

“An extraordinary amount of time yesterday in the group discussion was hearing from Foreign Minister Kang [Kyung-wha] of South Korea about how they are not going to let that happen,” Tillerson said.

Well, one can give that to the diplomat: he’s not trying to sugarcoat this. Evidently, the Trump administration is fine discussing things in public the same as they do in private.

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※ 桑ちゃん @namiekuwabara氏の2018/1/10のツイート





[埼玉] 「原発再稼働意見書」に反発 市民ら県議長に抗議文 (東京新聞) 
投稿者 魑魅魍魎男 日時 2018 年 1 月 12 日 05:29:24: FpBksTgsjX9Gw 6bOWo@mx6bKSag
「[埼玉] 『原発再稼働意見書』に反発 市民ら県議長に抗議文」 (東京新聞 2018/1/11)
県議会が十二月定例会で可決した原発の再稼働を求める意見書が、一部の市民から反発を買っている。十日には再稼働に反対する市民や団体が抗議文を議長宛てに提出。さいたま市内でデモ行進し、「撤回しろ」「勝手に決めるな」と声を上げた。 (井上峻輔)

※ 河北新報2018/1/18(木) 10:46配信



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米国東部ハリスバーグで保安官が令状執行中に殺害され 数人の警察官が負傷

US marshal killed, several police officers injured in Harrisburg shooting
A US marshal was killed and at least two officer were wounded when gunfire broke out during the service of a warrant, the mayor said.

“Harrisburg mourns the loss this morning of a US Marshal who died protecting our residents. While service a warrant as part of the US Marshal’s task force, three officers were shot, including a Harrisburg police officer, who was wounded," Papenfuse said in a statement on Thursday.

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said three officers were shot, including a Harrisburg cop. He did not specifify if the US Marshal was included in the count.

The US marshal died in hospital, according to PennLive.com.

Dauphin County District Fran Chardo said in a earlier news conference that there is no danger to the public.

“This was part of US Marshals taskforce warrant service. There was use of force and gunfire. It was a large-scale investigation [with] multiple agencies involved,” Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo told reporters on Thursday. “There is no current danger to the public. The person who used that force is not at large.”
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Damascus warns it may shoot down Turkish planes attacking Kurds within Syrian borders
The Syrian government warned Turkey against launching a bombing campaign in the Syrian province of Afrin, saying its air defenses may be used. Ankara had threatened airstrikes against Afrin-based Kurdish militias.

“We warn the Turkish leadership that if they initiate combat operations in the Afrin area, that will be considered an act of aggression by the Turkish Army,” Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad said in a statement reported by state media.

"The Syrian air defenses have restored their full force and they are ready to destroy Turkish aviation targets in Syrian Arab Republic skies," it added.

The statement comes after Turkish officials threatened to attack Kurdish militias in the area to prevent the creation of a US-backed “border force” based in the Afrin area in northwest Syria. Washington has since tried to downplay the planned 30,000-strong force, which Ankara branded a “terror army.”

Previously, the Turkish military operation in Syria in 2016-17 went virtually unopposed by the Syrian Army. The operation targeted both Kurdish militias and fighters of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS).

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He reiterated that Ankara could attack Kurdish militias in Syria, and said it would coordinate a possible operation with Russia and Iran to make sure their observers in the area are not harmed.

“It is also essential so that ISIS cannot re-emerge in liberated and ungoverned areas. This is not a new ‘army’ or conventional ‘border guard’ force,” it added in relation to the SDF force, which would be based in the north-western Syrian area of Afrin.

デリゾールの戦いの最中、米軍はISISの指揮者クラスをヘリコプターで救出、避難させていますし、ISISの家族を含め何千人という人をバスやトラックで避難させました。この避難にはSDFが関与しているとされています。ISISの再興を防ぐ?! 笑わせるな!! です。

We are not creating a border security force at all,” he said on Tuesday. “I think it’s unfortunate that comments made by some left that impression. That is not what we’re doing.”



トルコは、テロリストの陣営に米国人がいることが悪い。巻き添えを食うのは覚悟だろうと言えます。あるいは、米軍が空爆でシリアの民間人を多数殺害した場合によく使う "mistake" だったと言うか。

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Is Japan aiming its US-bought missile systems at Russia & China?
Japan’s efforts to acquire US missile defense systems under the pretext of a North Korean strike have sparked concerns in Moscow. Experts believe the weapons might be deployed with an eye on Russia and China.

Japan insists that its decision to boost its ballistic missile defense systems by approving the purchase and deployment of two Aegis Ashore units is driven by the “urgent threat” posed by Pyongyang. The US made system, expected to be operational by 2023, was approved in December and cost Tokyo $2 billion.

Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera’s statement that Japan could use the Aegis Ashore not only against ballistic missiles, but also to intercept a greater range of weapons such as incoming cruise missiles have raised serious concern among its neighbours.

The system’s deployment is likely more to do with concerns over China and Russia, believes Jeff Kingston, the director of Asian Studies at the Temple University in Japan.

“Clearly the most urgent threat is from Pyongyang so that is driving this decision but this deployment has wider implications given concerns about China and Russia given their more advanced capabilities,” he told RT via email.

Dr. Joseph Gerson, the president of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security argues that a potential North Korean missile attack which Tokyo claims to be defending itself against is in fact “unlikely,” although not completely impossible. He added that Japan’s missile program is seemingly “designed to defend the island nation and US military bases from possible future Chinese or Russian missile attacks.”

Justifying military buildup at what cost?

A former Australian diplomat says Tokyo is exploiting tensions in the region to justify its own military buildup.

“Of course, Japan will say [the missile defense program] is just directed against North Korea, when everyone knows the chances of North Korea seeking to attack Japan are minimal,” said Gregory Clark, a former Australian diplomat and a specialist in international relations and security.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs these tensions to justify the defence legislation overhaul he advocates, as well as to enhance Japan’s military capabilities and its role abroad. Such a policy pushes him right into the arms of the US, and makes Japan an active supporter of American military strategy in the region and beyond, Clark explained.

“Incidentally, Mr. Abe is making a totally unnecessary visit to the Baltic states to show his support for US and NATO policies in Europe,” he added.

This policy could also potentially put Tokyo on a collision course with Moscow, he warns. He said the US missile defence systems could become a “matter of adding weight to and contributing to overall Western policies” that involve “putting pressure on alleged adversaries, including Russia.”

The deployment of the Aegis Ashore system in Japan could push Moscow into even closer cooperation with Beijing aimed particularly at countering pressure exerted by the US and its allies, Clark said, and could possibly torpedo Russian-Japanese negotiations over the disputed Kuril Islands.

On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the systems deployed in Japan could be used for offensive purposes under the full control of Washington.

Lavrov’s statement comes on the heels of a Japanese media report stating that the missile defence systems were particularly designed to be a deterrent against Russia in the region, and that its deployment fits in with Washington's strategy of countering Moscow. The report cited an unnamed Japanese defence official who said the missile systems’ deployment was aimed at “curbing” Russia’s missile capabilities “to its east.”

Moscow doubts Japan’s claims that the missile systems would be controlled by Tokyo.

“We have heard that it will be Japan that will allegedly operate this system, and the United States will have nothing to do with it, but we have serious doubts that it is so,” Lavrov said Monday.

Aleksandr Zhilin, a retired Russian Armed Forces colonel and a military reporter, believes such concerns are justified. It's highly unlikely that Japan would control the US missile systems, he told RT, adding, that all such statements to the contrary are apparently designed to serve as a disguise. The US is behind the deployment and it clearly does so with an eye on Russia and China, he said.
‘Means for pre-emptive strike’

Apart from being an apparent deterrent against Russia and China, the deployment of the US-made Aegis Ashore missile defense systems in Japan has another far-reaching implication that could further worsen an already tense security situation in the region. These systems could presumably be used both as a cover for and as a means of a pre-emptive strike by the US and its allies.

“Given that so-called missile defenses can also serve as the shield for first strike swords, neighbouring nations will understandably see missile defences as potentially offensive weapons,” said Gerson. The deployment would mark another step in a regional arms race that only increases tensions and puts regional powers on the brink of a “catastrophic war,” he warns.

Zhilin notes that the Aegis' capabilities are limited and the system doesn’t pose any challenge to Russia, as it has “effective penetration aids.” Its deployment in Japan actually nullifies Japan’s security instead of enhancing it, as it becomes a potential target for missile strikes precisely because of the existence of these systems on its territory.

Aegis Ashore is not just a defensive weapon that could be used to weaken a potential missile strike, thus making a pre-emptive blow a more plausible option in case of a conflict between major powers. It can also be converted into an offensive weapon.

Derived from a naval antiballistic missile system, Aegis Ashore launches interceptors using a variant of the Mk 41 VLS vertical launch system. The same system is used by the US Navy to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles that could be equipped with nuclear warheads.

If deployed in Japan, these launchers would have most of China’s developed coastal area, as well as Russia’s Sakhalin and Primorsky Kray regions within range.

A further military buildup, in fact, does not serve the interests of any regional players, as it would only lead to a further escalation of tensions and could jeopardize earlier agreements, Gerson noted. Exerting pressure on each other is also just another dead end.

“It is an urgent necessity for the nations of Northeast Asia, as well as the United States, to end regional arms races, military threats and provocative military exercises,” Gerson said, calling “common security diplomacy” the “best way forward.”

“It is difficult to envision meaningful pressure being placed on Japan to abandon its missile defence program,” he added. “Rather than pressure, common security negotiations leading to the creation of a Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapons Free Zone would be far more effective.”

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青森市 平均寿命が短い原因は何だろう

毎日新聞2018年1月17日 20時18分


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※ トランプがフェイクニュース賞の獲得者を発表
President Donald Trump has announced the “winners” of his “Fake News Awards.” While the link failed to open for many amid the high internet traffic, a web archive reveals the New York Times and CNN among the top recipients.

Trump also tweeted that there are “great reporters” whom he respects. However, he did not name any of those journalists, unlike the treatment dished out to the “Fake News” awardees.

※ 共同2018/1/18 08:39


※ CNN2018/1/12
ワシントン(CNN) 米陸軍の幹部が過激派組織「イラク・シリア・イスラム国(ISIS)」に今も残る戦闘員に対して降伏を迫り、従わなければ爆弾投下やシャベルで殴るなどの手段で殺害すると脅した。


米軍の見え見えのプロパガンダです。米軍は今もシリアで民間人の空爆殺害を続けているのになぜシャベルで撲殺が出てくる? デリゾールでは米軍のヘリが次々とISISの指揮者を救出していますし、テロリストを家族と一緒に北の安全な場所に移しています。このような情報をわざわざ日本語で拡散するのは米国の御用の証

※ 共同2018/1/10 07:04


@ 「イドリブ県で過激派との戦いを口実に穏健な反体制派を狙って攻撃していると批判」とありますが、過激なテロリストが結果的に集まり相互に抗争している形となっているイドリブで「穏健な反体制派」の影は薄く、それを主対象としてシリア軍が攻撃を仕掛けることは考えられません。シリア軍は、過激なテロリストに掃討作戦を始めようとしているところです。
A イドリブには、トルコが支援するテロリストがいます。SFAですが、彼らはトルコ軍の指揮のもとに動いており、シリア軍は今の時点ではSFAやトルコ軍を攻撃していません。
B 上のトルコ外相の動きとして伝えられた情報発信者の狙いは、シリア軍にイドリブのテロリスト攻撃の手を緩めさせたい、シリアには直接言えないのでロシアとイランに言ったということにして、イランとロシアをけん制したいというものです。あまりに迂遠だと思いませんか? トルコとロシア、イランの外相はアスタナの和平協議などのため頻繁に連絡を取り合っています。
C 「ロシアとイランの駐トルコ大使を呼び出して抗議、不快感を伝えた」とありますが、「穏健な反体制派」がSFAのことであれば、不快感どころではなく、和平協議の推進主体からの脱退をほのめかすでしょうし、本格戦闘への発展を警告するでしょう。トルコ外相のこれまでの発言から見て、「不快感」で済ませるはずがありません。




日本の通信社の流す海外記事はこんなにユニーク イラン大使が「俺は呼ばれていない」と報道を一蹴

とてもおもしろい日本の報道 頭の体操にもってこい

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エルドアンが強硬姿勢を強調 ロシアやイランを引き込んで戦うトルコの姿勢に米軍が怯む

US backtracks on ‘Kurdish border force’, Turkey cites record of broken promises
Turkey said it was unimpressed by US attempts to downplay a planned 30,000-strong, predominantly Kurdish border force in northern Syria. The Turkish foreign minister said the US had lied about supporting the Kurds in the past.

Washington must take concrete steps to address Ankara’s concerns about Kurdish militias in Syria, Mevlut Cavusoglu told CNN Turk on Thursday, after top US officials tried to repair damage done by the training plan. He reiterated that Ankara could attack Kurdish militias in Syria, and said it would coordinate a possible operation with Russia and Iran to make sure their observers in the area are not harmed.

Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said it was up to Washington to alter its Syrian policy and re-engage with Turkey. “The practices of our NATO ally [the] US in Syria are unfortunately wrong and against the spirit of alliance. The US should end confusion over the region's future, and change its attitude towards peace and restoring relations with Turkey," he said, as cited by Anadolu news agency.

Washington’s announcement last week that it would help its ally, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), to set up a force of some 30,000 fighters along the border with Turkey angered Ankara. The SDF primarily consists of the Kurdish militia YPG, which is considered by the Turkish government to be an extension of the militant movement Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been fighting a guerrilla war for decades. Following outcry from Turkey, the US is apparently rowing back on the plan.

“The US continues to train local security forces in Syria. The training is designed to enhance security for displaced persons returning to their devastated communities,” the Pentagon said in a statement on Wednesday.

“It is also essential so that ISIS cannot re-emerge in liberated and ungoverned areas. This is not a new ‘army’ or conventional ‘border guard’ force,” it added in relation to the SDF force, which would be based in the north-western Syrian area of Afrin.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also downplayed the story after meeting his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Canada. “That entire situation has been misportrayed, misdescribed. Some people misspoke. We are not creating a border security force at all,” he said on Tuesday. “I think it’s unfortunate that comments made by some left that impression. That is not what we’re doing.”

News of the training program was initially reported by the Defense Post and was later confirmed by US military officials. The reported plan was to redeploy 15,000 members of the SDF to “a new mission in the Border Security Force as their actions against ISIS draw to a close,” and gradually double their number by training additional troops, with a group of 230 recruits already in training.

The plan sparked outrage in Turkey, which called the planned force a “terror army” and said it would not hesitate to attack it. In August 2016, Ankara launched a military operation in Syria, targeting both Kurdish militias and armed groups loyal to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). The Operation Euphrates Shield lasted for over seven months.

The continued US support of Kurdish militias in Syria and Iraq has been a major factor behind the deterioration of relations between Ankara and Washington. The Americans helped the SDF to lay siege on the Syrian city of Raqqa and take control of it from IS last year, supporting the offensive with artillery shelling and airstrikes, as well as propping up the militias with special operation groups and military instructors.

The US plans to keep troops in Syria for an undetermined period of time, claiming it is necessary in order to protect Washington’s interests in the region. The deployment violates Syrian sovereignty, as the US has neither an invitation from Damascus nor a mandate from the UN Security Council to do it.

Turkey to Prevent All Military Support to Syrian Kurds(抄)
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, Gen. Hulusi Akar said Ankara intends to prevent all military support to Syrian Kurds' People's Protection Units (YPG), which it considers an extension of Turkey's Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and urges NATO to treat all terrorist groups equally.

"We cannot and will not allow the terrorist organization, YPG, which has been proven as an extension of the PKK, to be supported and armed under the guise of it being an ‘operational partner’," Akar said, as quoted by Anadolu news agency.

The Turkish military chief added that NATO should not give a preferential approach to any terrorist groups.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also said Ankara expects NATO to take an official stance on the creation of a ‘terrorist army’ along the Turkish border in Syria, referring to the planned 30,000-strong US-backed mostly Kurdish force.

Erdogan added that the US-led defense block, of which Turkey has been a part for decades, must clarify its stance on the planned Afrin-based border force as envisioned by Washington.

“I would like to call upon NATO,” Erdogan told on Tuesday members of the ruling party in the Turkish parliament, stressing that “You have to take actions against the ones who threaten the border security of your Allies.”

In a phone call Tuesday, Turkish leader told NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that Ankara would take all necessary precautions to ensure its national security. Erdogan added that arming Kurdish forces Ankara believes to be linked to the banned PKK party is "completely unacceptable." Stoltenberg said NATO understood Turkey’s concerns regarding the matter.

Erdogan called US-backed Syrian Border Force using Kurdish fighters a “terrorist army,” vowing to “drown” it before it’s complete.

“Our duty is to drown this terrorist force before it is born,” the Turkish leader said on Monday, adding that the 30,000-srtrong army of “traitors” that Washington seeks to create will point their guns against US troops at the first threat.

“This is what we have to say to all our allies: don't get between us and terrorist organizations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted consequences,” Erdogan said, adding that Turkish forces will battle “until not a single terrorist remains along our borders, let alone 30,000 of them.”

Turkey is ready “at any moment” to start an operation in a besieged border area of Syria, the President stressed.

“The Turkish Armed Forces will resolve the Afrin and Manbij issue as soon as possible. Our preparations are finalized, an operation may start at any moment,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told an opening ceremony in the capital, Ankara.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has also criticized the recently announced plan of the US to form a so-called border army led by Kurdish fighters in Syria.

Cavusoglu said "The US must clarify which side it is on, whether it chooses to be with its allies or terror groups?"

The Turkish Foreign Minister warned that "We will take our own measures [against terror groups]. Regardless of who backs them; whether it is the US or other countries, it doesn't matter to us."
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Beijing blasts ‘illegal’ US & Canada-led summit for evoking Korean War ghosts
China has criticized the US and Canada for holding a summit of nations, most of which supported Seoul during the 1950s war on the Korean Peninsula, saying evoking Cold War ghosts has no place in the world today.

The summit in Vancouver brought together foreign ministers and top officials from 20 nations, who agreed to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang through additional economic sanctions on top of those imposed by the UN Security Council. China and Russia, which both border North Korea and are major players in the ongoing crisis, were not invited.

Commenting on the results of the event, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang dismissed the summit, saying it “has not the slightest legality and representativeness to speak of.”

“It is the 21st century, and everyone is concerned about and working towards properly and peacefully resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. But some parties dusted off the Cold War term of ‘UN Command’ and convened a meeting where major parties to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue are not represented,” he noted.

The term he referred to was used for the command of the US-controlled military coalition, which intervened in the civil war in Korea and saved the West-leaning south from the Communist North’s onslaught. The force received a UN Security Council mandate for the involvement. The Soviet Union’s envoy to the UN boycotted the body’s meeting on June 25, 1950, as part of a pressure campaign to replace the Chinese nationalist government based in Taiwan with those of Communists in Beijing, so neither China nor the USSR could veto the resolution.

The UN Command left no city in the north of Korea standing and was only stopped by a Chinese ‘volunteer’ army, resulting in the ongoing partitioning of the peninsula. For North Koreans, the traumatic experience of standing up to American intervention is one of the cornerstones of its state-building mythology. So whatever message the gathering of Pyongyang’s enemies during the war was supposed to send, what the North Korean government is likely to hear is the threat of war. And probably feel more justified in pursuing a nuclear deterrence against the US. But that’s not how the organizers of the event in Vancouver view it.

“Our message is clear,” Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in an indirect address to Pyongyang. “The pursuit of nuclearization will bring you neither security nor prosperity. Investing in nuclear weapons will lead only to more sanctions and to perpetual instability on the peninsula.”

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Moscow and China of failing to properly implement UN-mandated sanctions: “We cannot abide lapses or sanctions evasions. We will continue to call attention to and designate entities and individuals complicit in such evasive actions.”

Moscow, which has expressed doubt over Washington’s strategy of pressuring North Korea into dismantling its nuclear arsenal, earlier called the meeting “destructive.” Moscow and Beijing believe the US and North Korea have to both make concessions and deescalate the conflict before negotiating a suitable solution. According to the ‘double freeze’ plan advocated by the two nations, Pyongyang would have to pause further nuclear and missile tests while the US would put on hold regular military exercises in the region, which North Korea believes to be rehearsal and a potential cover for an invasion.

The US rejects the plan and apparently believes that by squeezing North Korea hard enough it can extract unilateral moves from it.
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