US plans Patriot shield for S Korea
Thursday 27 January 1994
For some months Washington has attempted to lure North Korea into a negotiated solution by holding out the possibility of diplomatic recognition and economic aid. But Pyongyang has repeatedly snubbed Washington. In the past week the White House has adopted a significantly tougher line on North Korea.
In Paris on Monday Warren Christopher, the Secretary of State, expressed his 'urgent concern' about North Korea to the Chinese Foreign Minister, Qian Qichen. The US is now threatening to call for economic sanctions in the UN Security Council to be imposed on North Korea if it does not accept inspections from the International Atomic Energy Agency by 21 February. China has been against sanctions on North Korea, but the US is now arguing that it has made every possible effort to solve the issue diplomatically and can no longer allow Pyongyang to flout international nuclear controls.
The Pentagon supports the plan to send the Patriots. While President Clinton has not yet given the final go-ahead, administration officials said his approval was likely. Yesterday the New York Times reported that the Pentagon had already approved the request from the US commander in South Korea and that 36 missile-launchers would be shipped out. However, the effectiveness of the Patriots has been under question since the Gulf war.
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
£7 - £9 per hour: Recruitment Genius: Are you outgoing? Do you want to work in...
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity has arisen for a...
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An exciting opportunity to join...
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: We have an excellent role for a...