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North Korean delegation arrives in Russia, to be joined shortly by South Korean President

The Eastern Economic Forum is a unique meeting which will be attended by delegations from Russia, China, Japan, Vietnam, Mongolia, South Korea and North Korea.

Hours after the 9th annual BRICS summit wrapped up in Xiaman, China, delegates from East and South East Asia have begun arriving in the Russian city of Vladivostok for the Eastern Economic Forum. 

The Forum is an event designed to enhance economic partnerships and cooperation between multiple Asian nations including Russia, China, Japan, Vietnam and the Korean states.

This year’s summit occurs days after North Korea tested what is thought to be a hydrogen-weapon. Russia and China have both condemned the move and support UN sanctions against Pyongyang, but are equally opposed to further crippling unilateral sanctions from Washington.

With many suspecting that North Korea would boycott the event, Russian officials have confirmed otherwise, stating that the North Korean delegation is already in Vladivostok.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is to arrive shortly along with the South Korean delegation. While the Korean crisis is set to dominate discussions that would otherwise have been reserved for discussing trade and economic matters, it is not yet clear if the North and South Korean delegations will interact at any level.

Many suspect that Russian President Vladimir Putin who hosts the event will attempt to conduct dialogue with the representatives of both Korean states in order to try and de-escalate regional tensions.

The Eastern Economic Forum officially begins on the 6th of September and runs through the 7th.

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Jeffrey Spinner
Jeffrey Spinner
September 5, 2017

RT reported yesterday that the US “allowed” the South Korean military to increase the payload capacity of their missiles from 500kg to more. IF that is so, is South Korea ruled by the US? Why does South Korea need permission to increase any thing on their own territory?
https://www.rt.com/news/401982-skorea-us-to-lift-warhead-limit/

Wouldn’t it be nice if we knew the real rules of the game that the countries are required to play with, instead of just watching the shadows on the wall, never allowed entrance or a seat at the table to find out?

seby
seby
Reply to  Jeffrey Spinner
September 5, 2017

The US doesnt want allies, just vassals.

Patrice de Bergeracpas
Patrice de Bergeracpas
Reply to  Jeffrey Spinner
September 5, 2017

Fr that to happen the US would have to be a REAL democracy and not the fraud it is, a plutocracy ruled by the filthy rich 0.00001%.

Jeffrey Spinner
Jeffrey Spinner
Reply to  Patrice de Bergeracpas
September 6, 2017

Northwestern/Princeton study proves it’s an Oligarchic Dictatorship: https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf That’s why I hope beyond hope, when the counter revolution to take back the gov’t occurs by it’s citizens here in the US, some country tries to help the population, instead of watching us die while popping corks of champagne. I don’t hold out much hope for that. The population of the US is as captured as any drone struck wedding party or funeral procession in a desert. We can’t vote anyone out (over 97% of incumbents return to office, about the same as a communist dictatorship), we can’t organize (total surveillance… Read more »

Addison DePitt
Addison DePitt
Reply to  Jeffrey Spinner
September 6, 2017

Jeffrey, you’re still profoundly confused. The brainwash you deplore and wish to rejects has also infected your mind. For starters, you have no idea what communism is really like, nor the way people lived their lives in the Soviet Union, for example, or China today. You won’t e able to get out of this mess by accusing the capitalists who run this plutocrats fraud of acting or being descendants of communist because that is plain absurd. Wacko. Like the old canard floated or a century now that Lenin was helped by the Rockefellers. Right. And I have a nice bridge… Read more »

Nofearorfavor
Nofearorfavor
Reply to  Jeffrey Spinner
September 6, 2017

So true what you said … especially as our lives and futures are in their self serving hands– because it is we, the collective taxpayers, who make the world go round. Wonder if we all refuse simultaneously to continue paying our taxes and keep their kitty full! — Jeez, the consternation as the wheels come off their plans, would be a hoot– our combined laughter would be so loud, it would shake the planet! After all what can they do, when the masses commit as one to ‘civil disobedience’ on a global scale? You want our money– change your global… Read more »

santiago
santiago
Reply to  Nofearorfavor
September 6, 2017

They will find other ways to make you pay taxes, in some countries you do not pay taxes directly the company you work for or does business with you pay directly and they have no choice, or they get hefty fines and lose stock/ownership which gets sold by the government.

So how can you refuse to pay taxes if you are unable to do so?

Nofearorfavor
Nofearorfavor
Reply to  santiago
September 6, 2017

Ja– was just ragging of course… but still, one’s constantly thinking of some way one can peacefully send these mindless global warmongers packing!

Gonzogal
Gonzogal
Reply to  Jeffrey Spinner
September 6, 2017

“Wouldn’t it be nice if we knew the real rules of the game that the countries are required to play with”

Look up the US’s SOFA agreement to give yourself an idea.

Jeffrey Spinner
Jeffrey Spinner
Reply to  Gonzogal
September 6, 2017

I’ll look it up now. Ty.

Gonzogal
Gonzogal
Reply to  Jeffrey Spinner
September 6, 2017

SK makes some of its own weapons and imports others. Here is the info on where it gets them from.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_equipment_of_the_Republic_of_Korea_Army

Jeffrey Spinner
Jeffrey Spinner
Reply to  Gonzogal
September 6, 2017

Like an Employer to Employee dictate. YOU do this, you do that, you don’t do this, you don’t do that SK was required by directive of the US to only have less than 500kg payloads on their missiles… That’s what I mean. I didn’t realize SK is not a sovereign country, but another vassal state of the US. Makes sense, given the women of SK know somethings wrong, and have literally closed their wombs for business at least as severely as the Japanese women making death rates exceed birth rates. White women are #1 though, having so few babies the… Read more »

Gonzogal
Gonzogal
Reply to  Jeffrey Spinner
September 6, 2017

You can take for granted that ANY “nation” with a SOFA with the US is a vassal of the US. They are also used as bait and road kill in the US wars….you know their favourite saying regarding their wars…that they “lead from behind”. In other words, your citizens die in a war WE started, and when they have been wiped out we come in to save the day and “win the war”

Gonzogal
Gonzogal
Reply to  Jeffrey Spinner
September 6, 2017

“IF Kim really does have miniaturized nuclear warheads, China will invade NK to preempt the US from taking the mineral resources. I forgot which intelligence source I got that from, but it seems spot on. The guy said, China would move within a week, if they determine Kim has what he says he has. So holy cow, Batman!” Do you have a link for that info?? What is your source for this: “Supposibly, there has already been talks between the US, China and Russia on the partitioning of the Korean peninsula after China invades ongoing for a while now…similar to… Read more »

Jeffrey Spinner
Jeffrey Spinner
Reply to  Gonzogal
September 6, 2017

Of course Syria refuses any partitioning of it’s country…at the same time the US over decorum, international law, and the universe’s just shaking it’s head, has at least 5 large air bases in Syria, without an invitation, and with a gtfo demand from Syria. But the US has the same gtfo demands in Iraq, and Afghanistan too (who knows about all the African countries, even Japan said gtfo at different times over the years), but they don’t seem to hear that either. I’m uncertain this time if I heard it or read it…I’ll try to find it again, I think… Read more »

Gonzogal
Gonzogal
Reply to  Jeffrey Spinner
September 6, 2017

No problem. Take care of yourself!

Terry Ross
Terry Ross
Reply to  Jeffrey Spinner
September 6, 2017

There are some indications that even a US President may not be accorded that privilege.

santiago
santiago
Reply to  Terry Ross
September 6, 2017

I have a mixed opinion I believe they give the president certain leeway on some non-issues.

Che Serna
Che Serna
Reply to  Jeffrey Spinner
September 6, 2017

Actually the facts stands on their own merit. The South Korean military takes orders (since the 50’s) from an American 4 star general. South Korea therefore is hardly an independent state!

Jeffrey Spinner
Jeffrey Spinner
Reply to  Che Serna
September 6, 2017

Great to know…I learned something today. ffs, this is bad news. The theory proffered is this: The US wants to encircle CHINA with THAAD missile systems. The US military is pretty sure they DON’T work, so they dared not take the shot to down the missiles Kim is shooting over Japan and everywhere else. I think they DID try and failed but kept that secret, but I have no info either way, other than a missile flying over Japan would never be allowed UNLESS they couldn’t stop it. The US military and their arms suppliers THINK they can play like… Read more »

Steve
Steve
September 5, 2017

The US has 30,000 troops in SoKo. The US decides everything, don’t you think? Would an independent sovereign country have foreign troops on its soil? Would SoKo play brinkmanship nuclear armageddon off its own bat? It’s too obvious if you ignore the MSM and think.

RBHoughton
Reply to  Steve
September 6, 2017

The previous (corrupt) SK government agreed to one THAAD installation. The opposition rejected THAAD in favor of negotiations. Before the election result was announced, seven THAAD devices were imported and installed by USA without authorisation from SK. In spite of the new government’s policy they cannot be removed. That tells you everything you need to know about SK independence. After WWII the country was run by army and KCIA under the hideous Singman Rhee. Army law continued for decades. They still had curfews in 1970s. They have since developed their economy using the same trick as Japan so SK is… Read more »

louis robert
louis robert
Reply to  RBHoughton
September 6, 2017

South Korea is quite simply an imperial outpost now threatening China at its very borders.

Eddy
Eddy
Reply to  Steve
September 6, 2017

Ask yourself Steve, why an ALLEGED Independent country has an America at the helm of their military forces who responds to the Pentagon, NOT the S.K. Government ???

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Eddy
September 6, 2017

Hi Eddy, That is exactly the point I was trying to make. Look at NATO, which is exactly the same. As soon as a country joins it no longer has control of the troops and armaments on its soil.

dago dingo
dago dingo
September 5, 2017

Vladimir Putin, the worlds number one statesman will of course try & create a dialogue between the 2 Korean delegations, that is what a smart politician does. Unlike those ignorant buffoons in Washington, England, Australia & France, who take their orders from their Zionist masters. Once again Mr. Putin, you have proven your status as truly, the planets number 1 strategist & statesman.

MissCostello
MissCostello
Reply to  dago dingo
September 6, 2017

Well said.

Nofearorfavor
Nofearorfavor
September 5, 2017

Atta Boy! Good things happen where Putin is around!~ Although the world is already at a point, where, when it comes to the NK crisis, it seems every day is more disastrous than the next, as the US remains determined to scupper any sensible suggestions to take the situation out of deadlock– but if one man can move it forward, surely it is the president of Russia. Just the fact that the North Korean Delegation has already arrived in Vladivostok, bodes well.

mulegino1 .
mulegino1 .
September 6, 2017

Trump could learn a lot from Vladimir Vladimirovich; unfortunately, he is now a prisoner of the White House and its deep state lamias, who only kowtow to Trump’s worse instincts and smack down his better ones.

The New Concert of Nations – under the guidance of leaders like Putin and Xi is simply bypassing the old Evil Empire of USRAEL, NATO and usurious hegemony and creating new models of strategic and economic cooperation which take fully into account concepts like national sovereignty and the general well being of all people, just not a hegemonic elite.

Gonzogal
Gonzogal
September 6, 2017

Wouldnt it be something if Putin can pull victory out of the jaws of defeat as he did when the US threatened to bomb Syria over chem weapons and the deal was made via Russia to get them out of Syria, thus avoiding all out WWlll at the time?

Andrew Pate
Andrew Pate
Reply to  Gonzogal
September 6, 2017

My thoughts exactly. Russia can talk to both sides US exceptionals cant and only use guns like in the old wild west.

Daisy Adler
Daisy Adler
September 6, 2017

Flashback: In 2013 North Korea made a number of proposals for replacing the 1953 armistice with a peace treaty, but the U.S. refused to discuss it. North Korea (rightly) believed the annual U.S. and South Korean exercises are provocative and threaten North Korea with nuclear weapons. U.S. vessels equipped with nuclear weapons were participating in the exercise, and the Pentagon publicly announced that B-52 bombers flown over South Korea were reaffirming the U.S. “nuclear umbrella” for South Korea. If there is no peace treaty between the North and the South, is only because the US do not want it, as… Read more »

Eddy
Eddy
Reply to  Daisy Adler
September 6, 2017

Absolutely, spot on, Daisy. In fact a few years back the North and South Koreans actually developed an Industrial Business park near the border, and N.K.’s and S.K.s worked there in harmony until the submarine (ALLEGED ) episode, wherein a S.K.’n fishing boat was allegedly struck by a torpedoe fired by ALLEGEDLY the N.K.’s from a sub. There was a lot of stink, blame was thrown around everywhere, but REAL culprits never found. No one questioned WHO BENEFITED THE MOST FROM THIS EVENT. As a result the Industrial park was closed, the gates across the railway were closed and everything… Read more »

louis robert
louis robert
September 6, 2017

That, is political leadership and crisis management, to be compared with permanent hysteria and constant imperial begging for war.

Ian
Ian
September 7, 2017

Mad insane men want a war, to thin out the rising population , the only way to reset the economy, all this has come about because of selfish people who breed like rats.

Herbert Dorsey
Herbert Dorsey
September 7, 2017

Putin is up to his old tricks. He is trying to build partnerships. How is it possible that Putin can bring North Korea and South Korea together for constructive talks when the U.S. has failed so miserably? It is sad commentary on U.S. foreign policy which wishes to bomb it’s way forward to solve international disputes. I mean what good is it to have a military if you don’t use it?

Angelo Cinarelli
Angelo Cinarelli
September 9, 2017

Devono mandare a casa quei guerrafondai di Americani. Voi giornalisti dovete smettere di leccare sempre il culo agli USA. Gli USA vogliono solo guerra per potere vendere e guadagnare dei bei dollaroni. Smettetela di scrivere quello che vi dicono gli americani. Se gli Americani se ne vanno via dal Medio Oriente e Asia sara’ pace per sempre in questo Mondo,

JJ Joseph
JJ Joseph
September 19, 2017

Catalps, you’re not making much sense here.

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