[The following is an article by Jessica Murphy, QMI Agency, dated 27 March 2012. –CanKor]
North Korea “delights” in ruffling the feathers of its critics, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday.
Harper was in South Korea attending a 53-nation summit aimed at boosting global efforts to improve nuclear security – not dealing with the nuclear programs of rogue states.
But with North Korea about 50 kilometres from the summit site and threatening to launch a rocket next month, it was inevitable the regime’s plans would become a factor.”I think there is a virtually universal assessment here – that Canada would share – that the recent actions by North Korea and launching the satellite are a contravention of UN resolutions,” Harper told reporters.
“We would obviously attempt to encourage them, dissuade them from any such action. Although as you know, unfortunately this regime seems to delight in irritating the international community.”
On Tuesday, a delegation of Canadian parliamentarians, including Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, paid a visit to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Read the rest of this entry »