Former diplomat raises questions about Canada's role in North Korea


Kim criticized the US missile attacks on Syria and the presence of the US Naval buildup in the Korean Peninsula, saying that it has made a unsafe situation in the peninsula that may lead to a thermonuclear breakout and also causes a serious threat to security and world peace, CNN reported.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that Washington would work with its allies and China to put economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea but added that America would defeat any attack with an "overwhelming response"."There is no time to lose because all of the money North Korea has is being used for nuclear investment and research which would enable the country to jump another hurdle", he said.

He said that North Korea was right not to trust neither the US nor South Korea, as time his proven that both countries want to militarily dominate North Korea.

"But we, Canada, have been running hot and cold for decades in terms of substantive commitments on the security side and we should be very interested in long term stability and security, " he said.

According to an foreign news source, the North Korean Ambassador spoke to the media on Monday and said that the U.S. is responsible for turning the Korean Peninsula into the worlds biggest hot spot for war and conflict.

The revelation from North Korea's United Nations ambassador Kim In Ryong was issued following warnings from US Vice President Mike Pence directed to Pyongyang, stating not to test the US resolve.

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North Korea, meantime, was warned by US Vice President Mike Pence when he visited the demilitarized zone between South and Korea.

About 41 percent of the North Korean population, estimated by some worldwide aid agencies reports, were undernourished and roughly seven million people did not have access to clean drinking water.

"I can't see us standing by now and not doing anything."

Otherwise, the legacies of the 27,000 Canadians who served in the war and the 516 who died is at risk, Finney said.

"I think a lot of the people who warn us against taking action on North Korea warn about China, but when it comes down to it, I do question how willing China is going to be to go out on a limb for North Korea knowing that the prepared to take action", Kredo said.

Tina Park, a longtime scholar of Canada-Korea relations, and co-founder and executive director of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and Canada said Canada does bear humanitarian obligations towards Korean Peninsula.