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Ironduke
05 Nov 03,, 19:20
N. Korea, Japan in name-calling row at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) Nov 05, 2003

A general debate at the United Nations turned into a name-calling row when a representative of North Korea referred to the Japanese as "Japs."
UN General Assembly president Julian Hunte pleaded with speakers to mind their language after deputy UN ambassador Kim Chang Guk let the epithet fly in a discussion Tuesday of the annual report of the UN's nuclear watchdog agency.

The ambassador said he rejected pressure from the "Japs" over Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

He said he used the term because a Japanese diplomat the day before had referred to his country as North Korea rather than its official title, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The ourburst came in a discussion on the report by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei.

In introducing the report Monday, ElBaradei said North Korea's withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty posed a "serious and immediate challenge" to the international effort to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

North Korea was the lone vote in the General Assembly against the report, which was approved 129-1.

http://www.spacewar.com/2003/031105154318.3vshtods.html

Bill
06 Nov 03,, 03:06
We so need to squash them like the bug that they are.

Officer of Engineers
06 Nov 03,, 05:30
As far as East Asia is concerned, no one is going to cry any tears if North Korea and Japan blow each other to bits.

Praxus
06 Nov 03,, 21:55
I would, because the destruction of Japan would cause serious economic problems around the world, considering they account for something like 10% of the Worlds Gross Domestic Product.

Japan and South Korea could probley take care of North Korea by themselves.

s_qwert63
06 Nov 03,, 21:56
Originally posted by Praxus
Japan and South Korea could probley take care of North Korea by themselves.

I just love speculation...

Bill
07 Nov 03,, 00:41
Well he's probably right.

Confed999
08 Nov 03,, 00:02
Originally posted by s_qwert63
I just love speculation...
Before an event occurs all we can do is speculate on the outcome, and on the event itself, after the event all we have is hind-sight.