Thursday, February 1, 2018

Nick Perry - New Zealand Leader Urges Korea De-escalation

This is a little bit more encouraging, but it's a shame she can't just say that the US has gone off the rails going around the world threatening everyone and starting endless wars. 

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed support Thursday for economic sanctions against North Korea while also urging a de-escalation on the Korean Peninsula, and said her country should maintain a close relationship with the United States even if they don’t always agree.

“We have spoken openly about the need for there to be a de-escalation,” she said. “Our huge opposition to the use of nuclear weapons. We’ve called on sanctions to be upheld and we’ve done what we can to enforce them in our region. And so yes, we’ve used the voice that we have.”
She said New Zealand doesn’t hold the view expressed by U.S. President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address this week that China is a rival.
“That is not how I would classify New Zealand’s relationship with China at all,” she said, emphasizing the last two words.
She said her country was not beholden to China despite its economic importance in buying New Zealand’s milk exports. She said New Zealand should also keep working with the U.S. for its own gain and that the relationship was “incredibly important.”

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