North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, today stated "he is sorry about the nuclear test,” to a Chinese government deligate and newspaper. It seems the 75% of aid and goods the Chinese supplies to Korea have a strong hold over the renigade communist regieme’s position. While the article circulating the news agencies offer Korea some difiance yet, they do state that the leader is feeling the pressure of the international community against them. Let’s all hope that the 6-party talks can resume now and this sillines of a nuclear stand off are over.
The Chinese are even viewing this as a mess and laughable cause, many newspapers here quote people living in the border towns as saying the Koreans are 40 to 50 years behind them and how their society and military are too weak and poorly equiped to withstand such an international seige and issolation that such a stand off would require. I hope this sends a message to Iran that taking such a radical and dangerous stance will not work out to anyone’s favor.