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Happening now -- tensions on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea cuts a key military hotline today with South Korea had that hotline.
Allows cross border travel to an industrial complex is shared -- that shared by both countries.
And is is one of the last major symbols of any cooperation between the -- The move comes a day after the north the -- and missile strikes targeting Hawaii and Guam as well as the US mainland.
Following of course these military drills that are happening in continued to happen in the area.
To new UN sanctions for the north the -- at nuclear test last month as one of the reasons why this is off sparked off.
And remember the US has 30000 troops stationed along the DMZ separating north and South Korea John Bolton is forming.
Ambassador -- and he's also a Fox News contributor so ambassador this latest move has many analysts calling fine.
China saying that China net now needs to get involves.
They need to rain North Korea and what do you think about that.
Well I think they -- of rain north curry and a long time ago in fact much much of the problem stems from.
Earlier Chinese cooperation with North Korea on there nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
I do think it's fair to say that the level of rhetoric and some of the gestures that North Korea has taken in the past few weeks.
Are at a higher level then sort of their normal playbook of raving and ranting about what they're gonna do with there weapons program.
And not so much because I worried that they actually are gonna do something against Hawaii or Guam in the near future but because I think.
The prospect for them to take action against the South Korean target.
As they've -- in the past two or three years sunk a South Korean.
Naval vessel they've attacked the South Korean island that there might be some military incidence and some miscalculation.
Or retaliation by the south.
That escalates before.
That people really have a handle on it so it's just the risk that.
Yet they can take this a step too far maybe maybe not even fully appreciating what they're doing and that we've got a real crisis on our hands.
Get busy manages threat after threat after threat there seems to be a new one each and every day ambassador and -- I'm a bigger level do you think we're playing into the propaganda.
Might by covering each and every move the North Korea are we playing into them a little bit here or.
It should -- should -- be be talking about this every day because as you mentioned there could be a real threat between north -- and the south or maybe other locations.
I think we should talk about look there's a theory that the Obama administration has followed called strategic patience.
That because North Korea -- -- as -- as President Bush once said like get.
Child -- -- height shared throws its food on the floor that expects the parents to pick it up we shouldn't pay attention to -- I agree we shouldn't treat them as if this is really dignified way of communicating.
But as long as they continue to make progress on their nuclear weapons program as long as their ballistic missile capabilities improved.
They are drawing closer to the day when they will have a deliverable nuclear weapon -- YN ambassador -- is helping them get better newer technology.
Well I think get in in the past several years undoubtedly they've cooperated with the -- on their ballistic missile program we know that's been going on for the past fifteen years.
I think there's every reason to believe.
That they've cooperated with Iran on the nuclear weapons part of the program as well and you know it goes back.
Over the years China.
Pockets on the famous AQ -- the nuclear proliferate or.
Sold weapons designs and perhaps other technology to North Korea.
They may have benefited from Russian nuclear scientists not necessarily with the approval of the Russian government that.
Hiring them away.
So they've used a lot of outside assistance but they've developed a pretty sophisticated domestic capability as well.
-- it landed a question that remains we'll get hit it another day is whether or not we deal directly with North Korea are we go to some of those other.
His other partners which unfortunately -- not be able to get to today investor bulletin hey if it's always like that -- I have to laugh and put my hand to get a it's -- good questions at the beginning ambassador thank you very much appreciate is always.
I don't I -- more happening now coming up.
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