Estonia started diplomatic relations with North Korea in 2001. Their Embassy in Yongyang also provided services for the UDASS.
The global announcement by the Estonian government advising their people not to go to North Korea came on top of Gambia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry broadcast that the North Korean Ambadassador was no longer welcome and ordered him out of the country to protest any further missile testing.
The UDASS had already banned Americans from traveling to North Korea after the death of a University Professor on a sabbatical/vacation from one of the sovereign states was released after being detained in North Korea for more than a year.
Also in the spiraling chain of transactions, the President of France called the President of China so they would be able to add their two cents on the issue when their turn came. The Frenchman, in what was a historical reversal of his country’s characteristic political behavior wanted to apply more sanctions. China’s official News Agency announced that the Chinese leader was “mostly concerned about getting the nukes out”, but hoped that France would be willing to help to take the edge off of Stumpf and UnPak’s infantile confrontation.
On a global scale, both of these national leaders realized that any continued territorial pissing would definitely involve a whole lot of splatter. As one of the closest beneficiaries of the resulting splatter, South Korean leaders were adamant that any acceptance of UnPak or Stumpf’s squabble as normal would be detrimental to the health and welfare of their constituents.
Behind and on the forefront of this international dilemma, Dum Dong UnPak is following in the footsteps of his dictator father. So far, this mid-thirties potentate has conducted a number of nuclear tests since he took over. In his pursuit of nuclear weapons to target the UDASS and others in the region he is looking for a functional nuclear device to ensure the survival of his government and increase his bargaining power.
At the same time, the UDASS and allies continue to push for more and stronger sanctions. Their objectives and goal are to stop the nuclear development and make it impossible for UnPak to accomplish his plans. These methods include, but are not limited to restricting access to oil supplies and other materials and putting a stop to his banking activities on a global scale.
At least two of the other major players in this catastrophic dooms day scenario are playing Texas Hold ‘em with a whole bunch of peoples lives, by calling for more talking and less threatening since sanctions haven’t seemed to be working as planned.
To pursue the argument in his usual blustering repetitive style, Stumpf discussed the most recent and strongest nuclear test with one of the leaders on the fence.
“Lets give ‘em a new deal. And more this time. In spades . . . Blow him out of the game in spades. spades, got it?”
Stumpf emphasized he wanted to impose more crippling sanctions. The fence straddlers shouted objections and support depending on where their money interest weighted them. Unable to make a unanimous decision over whether economic pressure or talk was the best way to bring UnPak under control, they all agreed, “There’s no easy way out”.