Putin, North Koreans would rather ‘eat grass’ than give up nukes

Di Vincenzo Santo*

(USA Today – 5 settembre 2017)

Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that North Koreans would rather “eat grass” than suspend a nuclear weapons program that has prompted the Trump administration to call for the toughest possible sanctions against Kim Jong Un’s isolated nation. The Russian leader made the comments at an economic summit in China, where he also warned that the escalating North Korean crisis could cause a “planetary catastrophe” and “huge loss of life.” Putin said “ramping up military hysteria in such conditions is senseless” and called for a diplomatic solution to a standoff between President Trump and Kim that has heightened fears of a military confrontation. (…) “They will eat grass but will not stop their program as long as they do not feel safe,” Putin said, perhaps deliberately using words that reflect that North Korea has suffered from famine and food shortages, although its state media have portrayed Kim’s efforts to join the nuclear club as a major achievement of his regime. (…)

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