Hwang Jang Yop, and 83 year old Korean that used to be considered Kim Jong-il's mentor, said as long as Kim is in power, North Korea would remain nuclear.
He doesn't have faith in the UN resolution either; rightly becasue of South Korean, Russian and Chinese aid through the resolution's loopholes...
In this AP story, Yop implies that disarming North Korea would mean deposing Kim Jong-il:
Now under police protection 24 hours a day to prevent any North Korean attempt on his life, Hwang said the six-nation talks aimed at ending the North's nuclear weapons program will not resolve the crisis.I couldn't agree more with Yop. Kim Jong-il must be removed, regime change is looking increasingly inevitable. In fact, this next possible nuke test, may be Kim's last bold move.
He said South Korea, the U.S., China, Russia and Japan should not bargain with the North. They should instead isolate the regime, he said, calling it an "international criminal organization and the enemy of democracy."
The North's nuclear test last week was not Kim's last card and the North Korean leader could still test fire more missiles like he did in July and even mount nuclear warheads on them, Hwang said.
"It is nonsense to urge the North to abandon its nuclear weapons with Kim in place," he said.
Hwang said China is key to bringing an end to Kim's regime.