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Talks on SNK nuclear weapons stall on Stalinist reactor demand: Stalinist North Korea’s insistence on a light water nuclear reactor has left the overhyped six-party talks on its nuclear weapons program “stalled” (BBC). As Newsmax noted, SNK “is demanding the kind of light-water nuclear reactor promised by Clinton under a 1994 deal dubbed the ‘Agreed Framework,’” the deal the Stalinists themselves nixed with their uranium-based weapons program. Meanwhile, South Korean Unification Minister Chung Dong-young called for the Stalinists to make a deal as part of a “broader inter-Korean economic cooperation and reconciliation” (United Press Int’l via Washington Times). Will they never learn? Also reporting: Cybercast News
Communist China pledges help to India on terrorism: Communist China is back on the charm offensive with India, offering to “provide information and share its experience on anti-hijacking and hostage situations and other terrorist-related crimes” (UPI via Washington Times). Meanwhile, Ramkumar Srinivasan, Epoch Times, opines that the Communist border invasion of India in 1962 may have had more to do with covering up “the largest ever man-made disaster – the Great Leap Forward” than anything else, and then gives his readers a timely reminder about the cadres’ plans for Taiwan.
Iran says nuclear knowledge learned from cadres available for other Islamicists: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that he is “ready to transfer nuclear know-how” to “Islamic countries” (CNN). It is the first time anyone in the Khomeinist regime has publicly called for distributing nuclear “know-how.” While Ahmadinejad insists Iran “never seeks weapons of mass destruction,” evidence abounds of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, which has received substantial help from Communist China.
Falun Gong starts vigil in New York: Falun Gong practitioners are in New York City for “a 96-hour around-the-clock appeal” (Epoch Times) to visiting Communist leader Hu Jintao. The practitioners want Hu to end the six-year-plus Communist persecution of the spiritual movement. Local passersby were “largely sympathetic and encouraging.”
More on Hu’s trip to New York: Meanwhile, Xiaozhou (Epoch Times), talks to some of the ethnic Chinese in the city who considered the bribes the cadres were offering to join Hu’s “welcoming committee” (see also fourth item).
More commentary on Communist China: Han Jiesheng, Epoch Times, systematically demolishes the latest Communist attempt to trick the world into thinking the regime is reforming. Exiled Uighur dissident Rebiya Kadeer – slandered as a “terrorist” by the cadres (no surprise there) – calls on the Communist regime to end its persecution of her people in National Review Online. Kaishin Yen and Erping Zhang, Epoch Times, compares the Chinese Communist Party to the Nazis – and finds many parallels.