When Russia becomes a Mediator

by Louis von Bergaby on September 6, 2017 - 9:09pm

The world has seen since a few months a rising of the military tensions between the United States and North Korea. In fact, after a sixth successful nuclear test including one that caused a 6.3 earthquake on September 3rd, North Korea seems on its way to pursue his dream to possess the nuclear bomb. If we know that the US are not against the idea of a military action, China asked for a pacific dialogue between the two belligerents in a way to solve the conflict without creating a war.


After North Korea’s last nuclear test on Sunday, the US asked the United Nations to impose new sanctions against the Asian country. However, Russia who stayed relatively low key since the beginning of the tensions declared that no peace could be instaured in the Korean peninsula with sanctions and arms, wrote Chris Brown in an article published on September 6th on CBS. The article claims that Russia stands with China with the opinion of solving the conflict with diplomacy instead of arms.   


According Russia, “the first step for a peace should be a moratorium on new ballistic missiles tests and an alleviation of sanctions by the US and the UN Security Council on North Korea”. That means that the only way to reach a peace in the Korean peninsula is for the US to withdraw the american troops and for Kim Jong-un’s country to stop the progression of its nuclear program. According the article, it is only then that the two enemy countries could start negotiating a peace.

Also, Russia warned the United States to not get submerged by the emotions after President Trump declared that he would respond to North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if Kim Jong-un would attack the US or its allies.


CBC news is a website we can trust because it is hold by the Canadian government so we know that the informations are reliable. Also, a big factor of why we can trust CBC is that it is not the only website to provide these informations. The medias all around the world have shared the same informations so we can be sure that they are true and verified.  



Although you do have some grammar mistakes, your article is very informative and a good summary of the different positions of the major countries playing a part in the North Korea nuclear crisis. I like that you split your article into different paragraphs all talking about a different aspects of the issue. You mentioned that CBC News can be trusted because it is owned by the Canadian government, but that’s not necessarily true because it is still just a broadcast network like any other that doesn’t receive much government intervention so it’s not like the sources come directly from government intelligence. They have to do the same journalistic work as any other network. It would’ve been a better argument to research the author of the article and list his experience and credentials. Although I agree you’re your second point saying that it is globally well-known information which can most likely be trusted

I like the way you structured your summary, that the end of a paragraph follows up well with the beginning of the next one(i.e. second and third paragraph). On the other hand, I don't think relying on the fact CBC is held by the government is very careful, because the government(and every news/journal) has a political position, so researching about the wrtier or website will make a much better reason to trust an article.

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