Diplomacy is often considered a pursuit suited for only the high and mighty. No one told that to Kim Jong Un, apparently.
The dainty dictator of the DPRK has consistently stomped and stammered about like a toddler on the international stage, goading the United States on a near-weekly basis. The idea is, at least according to North Korea’s government, that their reckless behavior will bring the global community flocking to the negotiation table in order to prevent a certifiable catastrophe at the hands of Kim’s military might.
Of course, this theory has not been backed up by any true threats given the hermit kingdom’s continual circus of failures and embarrassments.
This hasn’t stopped Kim Jong Un, however, as this week’s latest missile-laden temper tantrums show.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a new weapon again on Friday morning, state media KCNA said on Saturday.
North Korea launched at least two short-range ballistic missiles on Friday, South Korea’s military said, its sixth round of weapons launches since late July, complicating efforts to restart talks between the United States and North Korea over Pyongyang’s weapons programs.
Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to coordinate efforts to secure the denuclearization of North Korea, the State Department said on Friday.
Beigun’s trip to the DPRK was announced after a similar set of tests were conducted last week, with these most recent provocations only serving to exacerbate the issue.
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