An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 on board, authorities said, as grieving fam
ilies rushed to airports in Addis Ababa and the destination, Nairobi. Eight Chinese citizens are among the dead.
It was not immediately clear what caused the crash of the Boe
ing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November. Its last m
aintenance was on Feb 4 and it had flown just 1,200 hours, according to the airline’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam.
He also told reporters that the pilot, who was a senior one and join
ed the airline in 2010, sent out a distress call and was given clearance to return.
The plane crashed six minutes after departing Addis Ababa on its way to Kenya’s capital, p
lowing into the ground at Hejere near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, about 50 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, at 8:44 am local time.
Kim, as he would have to face more pressure at home. And perhaps that’s why he said he was not in a rush to sign an agreement.
As discussions on denuclearization have become more detailed, Tr
ump better understands the complexity of the issue, resolving which has become a tough cha
llenge for not only the US and the DPRK, but also China, the Republic of Korea and Japan.
The US should therefore work out a long-term plan to resolve the pen
insula nuclear issue. In fact, Trump said there is no need to increase sanctions on Pyon
gyang, and indicated that Washington will continue making efforts to negotiate with Pyongyang.
As for the international community, it should help the US and the DPR
K to restore permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula, because it would create dev
elopment opportunities not only on the peninsula but also in the whole of Northeast Asia.
Wang Sheng, a researcher at the Co-Innovat ion Center for Korean Penin
sula Studies and a professor of international politics at Jilin University