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Bildt 'alarmed' by North Korea nuke test

AFP/The Local · 25 May 2009, 11:01

Published: 25 May 2009 11:01 GMT+02:00

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"It is alarming that the North Korean regime continues to provoke the international community," Bildt said in a statement.

"In a poor and oppressed society, the very closed regime is spending enormous resources on these increasingly serious provocations," he said.

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"There is every reason to fear that efforts to combat the growing economic and social problems in North Korea will now become even more difficult," Bildt added.

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13:42 May 25, 2009 by voidplay
N. Korea doesn't intend to become an Iraq or Afganistan

They are poor and oppressed because they are blocked out of world trade.

Funny sanctions din't prevent Volvo from selling trucks to Saddam hussein. While the same sanctions stopped medicines from reaching Iraq killing thousands of children every year.

So should Carl Bildt reconsider and oppose sanctions or is it that it provides a convenient market access to selective corporations?
13:54 May 25, 2009 by voiceofreason
The devil lives in North Korea, heis manifested in the person of the supreme leader.

I am not one to lay the blame fr underdevelopment at the door of developed naions even though I am an African.

The North Korean leader is power-obsessed at a proportion I have not seen even in many depots except Hitler.

What does he need a Nuclear weapon for? north Korea is of no economic interest to anyone, it has no oil, diamonds etc. I wonder what China stands to gain supporting a baby dragon. That baby will grow someday to prey on the hands that fed it.

The West is not intimated by North Koreas missile, they are just afraid that the likes of Japan, Australia South Korea will all attempt to develop their own deterence.
22:45 May 25, 2009 by spy
Nice comments from Carl Bildt - he obviously got a little coverage in the Swedish media (which I am sure was his aim) but I don't think he or Sweden register on N.Korea's radar (literally or metaphorically).

Rather like this comment his quotes are largely irrelevant.
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