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From Bill Clinton's Failed Agreement, To Paid Speeches, To A Fifth Nuclear Test

- September 9, 2016

Yesterday, North Korea Engaged In Its Fifth And Potentially Most Dangerous Nuclear Test Of A Warhead That Could Be Mounted On Ballistic Missiles

Yesterday, North Korea Conducted Its Fifth Nuclear Test, "Claiming To Have Successfully Detonated A Nuclear Warhead That Could Be Mounted On Ballistic Rockets." "North Korea said it has hit the button on its fifth and potentially most powerful nuclear test Friday morning, claiming to have successfully detonated a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on ballistic rockets." (Katie Hunt, K. J. Kwon, And Jason Hanna," "North Korea Claims Successful Test Of Nuclear Warhead," CNN, 9/9/16)

North Korea's Most Recent Test Indicates It's Capacity And Intention To Develop A Diversified Nuclear Warhead Profile

A Statement By North Korea Media Indicates That The Intention Of The Nuclear Test Was To "Enable North Korea To Produce 'A Variety Of Smaller, Lighter, And Diversified Nuclear Warheads Of Higher Strike Power.'" "State media said the test would enable North Korea to produce 'a variety of smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power.'" (Katie Hunt, K. J. Kwon, And Jason Hanna," "North Korea Claims Successful Test Of Nuclear Warhead," CNN, 9/9/16)

The Blast "Is Estimated To Have Had The Explosive Power Of 10 Kilotons, Almost Twice As Large As North Korea's Most Recent Test In January." "The blast, detected around 9 a.m. local time (8:30 p.m. ET), is estimated to have had the explosive power of 10 kilotons, almost twice as large as North Korea's most recent test in January, said Kim Nam-wook of South Korea's Meteorological Administration." (Katie Hunt, K. J. Kwon, And Jason Hanna," "North Korea Claims Successful Test Of Nuclear Warhead," CNN, 9/9/16)

North Korea Has Been Testing A Variety Of Ballistic Missiles, Launched Both From Land And A Submarine

This Nuclear Test Comes In The Wake Of North Korea's Aggressive Testing Of Its Ballistic Missile Capability Advancements. "In addition to January's nuclear test, North Korea has tested a number of ballistic missiles, including some launched from a submarine last month and three more launched from land this week." (Katie Hunt, K. J. Kwon, And Jason Hanna," "North Korea Claims Successful Test Of Nuclear Warhead," CNN, 9/9/16)

Sanctions Have Had Little Impact On North Korea's Progress In Testing And Developing Its Nuclear Capabilities

The Huge Number Of Sanctions Levied Against North Korea "Have Had Little Effect" As North Korea Has Both Conducted Nuclear Tests And Launched Ballistic Missiles. "Sanctions against the regime, including ones targeting the North Korean leader personally, have had little effect. Previous Security Council resolutions prohibit North Korea from conducting nuclear tests and launching ballistic missiles. After North Korea's test in January, the council imposed a round of sanctions two months later. The sanctions included banning Pyongyang from exporting most of its natural resources, prohibiting the supply of aviation fuel and the sale of small arms to North Korea, and requiring the inspection of all North Korean planes and ships carrying cargo abroad." (Katie Hunt, K. J. Kwon, And Jason Hanna," "North Korea Claims Successful Test Of Nuclear Warhead," CNN, 9/9/16)

BILL CLINTON'S INVOLVEMENT WITH NORTH KOREA HAS DONE NOTHING TO AVERT THE GROWING NUCLEAR THREAT POSED BY THE UNSTABLE REGIME

Bill Clinton Tried To Give Paid A Speech Sponsored By North Korea But Was Turned Down By Clinton's State Department, His Staff Then Demanded An Explanation

Bill Clinton Tried To Give A Speech Sponsored By North Korea When Clinton Was Secretary Of State Which The "Ethics Office Turned Down…" "Documents released thus far by the State Department show the ethics office turned down five of his speech requests, including proposed talks sponsored by North Korea, China and the Republic of Congo." (James Grimaldi And Rebecca Ballhaus, "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons," The Wall Street Journal, 12/30/15)

  • ABC News Headline: "Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related To North Korea, Congo, New E-Mails Show." (Jonathan Karl, "Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related To North Korea, Congo, New E-Mails Show," ABC News, 8/28/16)

Even After The State Department Declined Bill's North Korea Speech, His Foundation Staff Followed Up Demanding An Explanation. "A second email thread in May 2012 shows another potentially thorny event -- subject line: 'North Korea invitation.' 'Is it safe to assume [the U.S. Government] would have concerns about WJC accepting the attached invitation related to North Korea?' Desai wrote in an e-mail to Mills and two other State Department officials -Jake Sullivan, then-director of Policy Planning Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, and Michael Fuchs, then a special assistant to the Secretary of State who now serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Strategy and Multilateral Affairs in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Mills two-word response? 'Decline it.' But the Clinton Foundation followed up three weeks later, saying the invite came via Hillary Clinton's brother Tony Rodham. 'We would be grateful for any specific concerns that we could share,' Desai wrote. 'Tony is seeing WJC in a couple hours.' Mills wrote back to tell Bill Clinton, 'If he needs more let him know his wife knows and I am happy to call him secure when he is near a secure line.' There is no further explanation of what the North Korea related event entailed in the documents provided to Citizens United by the State Department." (Jonathan Karl, "Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related To North Korea, Congo, New E-Mails Show," ABC News, 8/28/16)

In 1994, Bill Clinton Touted An Agreement With North Korea That Was Supposed To Prevent Nuclear Testing, But North Korea Has Made Significant Strides In Developing Its Nuclear Capabilities Since This Pact Was Announced

On October 18, 1994 President Bill Clinton Announced That His Administration Had Reached An Agreement With North Korea Regarding Its Nuclear Proliferation Ambitions. BILL CLINTON: "Good afternoon. I am pleased that the United States and North Korea yesterday reached agreement on the text of a framework document on North Korea's nuclear program. This agreement will help to achieve a longstanding and vital American objective: an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula." ("Remarks On The Nuclear Agreement With North Korea," The American Presidency Project, UCSB, 10/18/94)

  • Clinton: "This Agreement Is Good For The United States, Good For Our Allies, And Good For The Safety Of The Entire World." BILL CLINTON: "This agreement is good for the United States, good for our allies, and good for the safety of the entire world. It reduces the danger of the threat of nuclear spreading in the region. It's a crucial step toward drawing North Korea into the global community." ("Remarks On The Nuclear Agreement With North Korea," The American Presidency Project, UCSB, 10/18/94)
  • Clinton: "Under The Agreement, North Korea Has Agreed To Freeze Its Existing Nuclear Program." " BILL CLINTON: "Today, after 16 months of intense and difficult negotiations with North Korea, we have completed an agreement that will make the United States, the Korean Peninsula, and the world safer. Under the agreement, North Korea has agreed to freeze its existing nuclear program and to accept international inspection of all existing facilities." ("Remarks On The Nuclear Agreement With North Korea," The American Presidency Project, UCSB, 10/18/94)
  • Clinton: "Today All Americans Should Know That As A Result Of This Achievement On Korea, Our Nation Will be Safer And The Future Of Our People More Secure." BILL CLINTON: "Throughout this administration, the fight against the spread of nuclear weapons has been among our most important international priorities, and we've made great progress toward removing nuclear weapons from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and from Belarus. Nuclear weapons in Russia are no longer targeted on our citizens. Today all Americans should know that as a result of this achievement on Korea, our Nation will be safer and the future of our people more secure." ("Remarks On The Nuclear Agreement With North Korea," The American Presidency Project, UCSB, 10/18/94)

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