NKS - "How should the DPRK nuclear problem be viewed?"Really?
International Bearded Man of Mystery -"What America fears is that North Korea's Kim regime crumbles and the nuclear weapons pass on to international terrrorist organizations, the first of which would be Al-Qaeda. While a wish to conserve the current political structure serves as a deterrent upon the Kim regime, it will not serve as a deterrent upon the suicide bombers of Al-Qaeda. In this case the place where these weapons most likely will be used will probably not be Tokyo or Seoul but New York, Washington or Jerusalem. That is the reason why America puts so much emphasis on counter-proliferation."
[Translation credit: MTC ]
The reason America looks at the DPRK nuclear weapons program as a problem is that should the regime collapse Sunni Muslims, most of whom hale from Yemeni stock, might somehow purchase or spirit out a DPRK plutonium weapon, transport it casual-like across the world's largest landmass (or were you suggesting the Sinp'o-to-the-Gulf sea route?) in order to carry out a nuclear attack on the holiest sites of Christendom, Judeism and Islam.
Really? That is what "America" worries about?
For the last eight years the speaker was Japan's man in the White House and Washington - the One who could explain to Japan What The Americans (not any I know of course) Really Think.
Simultaneously and improbably (America is a nation of 300 million citizens, after all. One would think the two jobs could be split amongst two persons) he was the go-to guy for Washington and English-language press on What The Japanese Are Really Thinking.
Stunning, when you think about it...