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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
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Topic - B.J. Kim
South Korean President Park Geun-hye and President Obama no doubt will look to project a unified front when the two leaders meet Tuesday at the White House to discuss how best to address the North Korean nuclear threat.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry will stare down the barrel of North Korea's recent nuclear threats when he arrives here Friday on his first trip to Asia as America's top diplomat — a trip that analysts say will be defined by efforts to persuade China to influence Pyongyang away from making further provocations.
SEOUL — Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived here Friday, within range of North Korea's recent nuclear threats on his first trip to Asia as America's top diplomat -- an expedition that analysts say will be defined by efforts to persuade China to influence Pyongyang away from making further provocations.
It would be in Ms. Park's best interest, he said, to "articulate Korea's dilemma in very easy-to-understand terms, put it in official record and publicize it with the D.C. audience."
"Without being allowed to reprocess spent fuel, we have been storing the spent fuel rods at nuclear power plants for the past four decades," Mr. Kim said. "We are not the United States. So, as one of the most densely populated major economies of the world, we simply do not have uninhabited land where we can bury them."