Corbyn: UK should stay out of any military action against North Korea

Claudine Rigal
Août 14, 2017

It seems that both Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump are both acting like adolescent boys in a match of bravado by making such threats to each other.

Mr Corbyn said a Labour government would work to rid the world of nuclear weapons and added the "global pressure for dialogue and diplomacy must be overwhelming".

"Our government must not drag our country into any military action over the Korea crisis, including joint exercises", he wrote in the Sunday Mirror.

The Labour leader's intervention comes after China's president warned the USA and North Korea not to exacerbate tensions after Mr Trump said Kim would "truly regret" military action.

The comments came after British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in a number of tweets that London was working with Washington and its allies to find a diplomatic solution to the standoff.

He added: "We can not play fast and loose with nuclear weapons and nuclear threats because do you know what - a nuclear explosion doesn't stop at national borders, it doesn't stop at the vicinity where the bomb drops".

The two sides have been engaged in a heated standoff over Pyongyang's recurrent test-launches of ballistic missiles that Washington says are capable of hitting most of the USA mainland.

When asked why the North Koreans are building nuclear weapons and delivery systems, the North Koreans answer is to deter the United States from engaging in regime change.

"US-led regime-change wars and the threat of more to come have made this crisis more risky and hard to resolve".

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