Having escaped his local disasters for some quiet time in China, John Key has been dabbling in international diplomacy and the dangerous situation surrounding the posturing of North Korea. After initial tough talk of war, Key has been backpedalling…
Key plays down North Korea war talk
Speaking from China yesterday, where he is leading a trade delegation, Mr Key said if the current crisis ends in armed conflict, such intervention was possible.
“Obviously we’ve got a long and proud history of coming to the support of South Korea so we’d always assess that on its merits. The big hope is it doesn’t get to that point,” he said.
But today he downplayed suggestions of New Zealand getting involved.
“What I said was, if there was a situation that got to the extreme, New Zealand would consider its position,” Radio New Zealand reported.
Phil Goff gives Key a telling off here. Poor John – Life was so much simpler when he was in opposition…