November 27th, 2010
12:10 PM ET

Diplomats try to head off hostilities in Koreas

Diplomats worked to ease tensions in the Koreas on Saturday after North Korea warned of unpredictable "consequences" if the United States fulfills its vow of deploying an aircraft carrier to the Yellow Sea for joint military maneuvers with South Korea.

China's foreign minister spoke with his Russian, U.S., and Japanese counterparts, and a Chinese representative visited Seoul as envoys underscored the need to lower the temperature in the longtime flash-point region, days after four South Koreans died when North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island.

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  1. phil

    So who supplies N. Korea with uranium for their nuclear program?

    November 27, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    Hint: while the supplier remained the same, the route by wich NK obtained uranium changed after the Bush admin's first energy bill was passed.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Daniel

    That's the way to go. The last thing everybody(the right-wing thugs in Washington excluded,of course) needs is another war. Let's just hope diplomacy succeeds.

    November 27, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Daniel

    Quite right,Dr Bad. Egypt is ripe for revolution. Hosni Mubarak is no good,just another right-wing thug living off our foreign aid money!

    November 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fightin joe

    hey general put the coo coo back in the clock!

    November 27, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. j.k

    Hey guies, u all right. and let's hope That it wont b a damn big revolution.

    November 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. webcam on Mehdi

    He's just sitting there in front of his mom's computer. It looks like it's her bedroom, but there's a cot in the corner. Zooming in on the cot...it's covered with cat hair. And I can see a Barbi doll head next to the pillow. Wait. He's getting up and...scratching his butt. He's pounding on the keyboard again so i'm gonna go see what he posted.

    November 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. webcam on Mehdi

    Huh. The computer isn't even on, but he's pounding on the keyboard yelling "where are my generals". Now he's looking under his cot. He's got a plastic bag full of old GI Joe toys. He's jumping up and down. "My generals! I found my precious generals". Now he's asking his mom where she hid the lighter fluid.

    November 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. pplr

    If China wanted to calm things down maybe they should tell N. Korean leaders not to act like a bunch of @$$es.

    The neither S. Korea nor the US decided to sink a ship belonging to the other side and then shoot artillery shells for the fun of it this year, can N. Korea honestly say the same?

    November 27, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. j

    Screw the diplomats. Just pull out people out and let those idiots kill each other off. South Korea never shoulda been an 'ally' anyway. The only reason we defended their regime in the Korean War is because of the 'red scare'. Now all that ignorance is continuing to haunt us.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. j

    @Mehdi: You're boring, dude, take the time to come up with something more original through all that programing.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dr badest

    Dr bad is all talk

    November 28, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. dr badest

    I think dr bad is drunk or high on meth

    November 28, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  14. dr badest

    Oh no dr bad is taking over the world we need to hide in our caves let's dig way down in the earth so he can't find us

    November 28, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. ***dude***

    Hey dr bad! Are you a muslim?

    November 28, 2010 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
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