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Embassies staying put in
North Korea despite tension

Reuters, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/6/2013 12:55:04 PM

SEOUL - Staff at embassies in North Korea appeared to be remaining in place on Saturday despite an appeal by authorities in Pyongyang for diplomats to consider leaving because of heightened tension after weeks of bellicose exchanges. North Korean authorities told diplomatic missions they could not guarantee their safety from next Wednesday - after declaring that conflict was inevitable amid joint US-South Korean military exercises due to last until the end of the month. Whatever the atmosphere in Pyongyang, the rain-soaked South Korean capital, Seoul, was calm. Traffic moved normally through the city center, busy with Saturday shoppers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: alpha91c, 4/6/2013 12:59:34 PM     (No. 9262786)

It´s a little early for the monsoon to be starting, but with global warming, who knows.

By the embassies staying in No. Korea, it is a guarantee that we will not bomb the capitol.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WyoEagle, 4/6/2013 1:04:31 PM     (No. 9262791)

Bellicose "exchanges"? I don´t think so Mr. Reuters.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pros7767, 4/6/2013 1:06:11 PM     (No. 9262794)

Are these countries looking for a Benghazi repeat?

If #1 is correct, whose side are they on?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: gollyneds, 4/6/2013 1:10:55 PM     (No. 9262801)

poor little dog eater!
suppose you gave a war and nobody came.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rafter, 4/6/2013 1:47:25 PM     (No. 9262838)

All the embassies´ staffs have brought in packs of greyhound racers for the duration.

That way they can step outside to wok the dog...
and never run out of... "Fast Food"

They´ll show that little NorK DorK!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 4/6/2013 2:07:01 PM     (No. 9262867)

"Darn you, Mr. Un, er, we mean Mr. Kim. You is not play fair, and we (sniff) am going to be mean an´ all, an´ not (sniff) play wiff you anyMORE!
OK...jus´ kiddin."
Sincerely,
US State Department

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Reply 7 - Posted by: GardenGal, 4/6/2013 2:15:52 PM     (No. 9262877)

I am not any fan of Obama or really any of his policies. However, in the case of these statements of North Korea and their actions, I think we are doing the exact right thing. I am pleasantly surprised that we haven´t caved. And for a few reasons, China is not thrilled with North Korea now too.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 4/6/2013 2:45:28 PM     (No. 9262917)

What crime would you have to commit to be sent to NK as an ambassador?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: theeo, 4/6/2013 3:44:14 PM     (No. 9262964)

Has anyone suggested the autopsy of the brains of dead Norks to determine the presence of the effects of Mad Dog Disease?

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