White House and State Department officials are reiterating that they have no current interest in making a deal with North Korea that would involve a peace declaration ending the Korean War.
The State Department said on Wednesday that the US position is that “denuclearization has to take place before we get to other parts.” The administration has repeatedly said they believe Korean denuclearization will take years, and that they want “progress” before the 2020 election.
The Korean War began in 1950, and 68 years later, there has never been a formal peace treaty ending the conflict. North Korea has been seeking a peace treaty for decades, with the US always resisting such a deal.
But the Trump Administration had previously indicated that they were in favor of a peace deal, particularly since South Korea started talking up such a deal themselves. This was a big turnaround at the time, but they have spun on a dime again and once again are showing little interest in peace.
Raising it as at least a possibility, however, has made it more difficult for the Trump Administration to formally say they don’t want peace. Instead, they are trying to condition the start of the process to a long-term goal.
From the North Korean perspective, this is likely to be problematic, as they’ve long doubted US seriousness about the peace process, and had initially conditioned denuclearization on a peace deal. Now, the US envisions getting denuclearization and not accepting peace, which would boil down to North Korea getting nothing in return for giving up its nuclear program, and having nothing left to offer in return for peace, something the US clearly has little interest in in and of itself.
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Peace would cause the permanent war economy to collapse.
Sounds like the typical double dealing by the “land of the free”.
It would be incredibly stupid for Kim to denuclearize just before he has to go to war . I think Kim has to have a peace declaration before he denuclearizes . Which come first the Chicken or the egg ? If peace is declared and nuclear war is off limits . China and N Korea should be able to take control of South Korea So we have to be careful on what we agree to . Of course if all nuclear weapons are transferred to the United Nations than the UN would be in control and the NWO or the globalists would have control .
The US can’t say that one critical word – PEACE – because it would undermine their story that NK only agreed to denuclearization because we were threatening to attack them. And once the nuclear issue is out of the way and NK can no longer defend itself, will the US or others find an excuse to invade? NK has been declared part of an Axis of Evil… evil less armed is still a threat, and the US believes it’s entitled to select which governments and human lives are allowed to exist, anywhere in the world. THAT is an evil that can’t be reasoned with.
Making concessions to the Norks, before
were the mistakes made by Clinton, Bush and 0bama.
The Norks have never been trustworthy in negotiations.
Only DEEDS with verification will lead to peace.
Trump will not be chumped like the others.
Making concessions to the US, before
were the mistakes made by many countries.
The US has never been trustworthy in negotiations.
Only DEEDS with verification will lead to peace.
Kim will not make the same mistakes Saddam and Gadaffi made.
Excellent, Thomas, you told that little arrogant twit off nicely. You started with true.
Making concessions to the US, before substantive results, were the mistakes made by many countries.
The US has never been trustworthy in negotiations; only DEEDS with verification will lead to peace,
As you rightly said, Kim won’t make the same mistakes Saddam and Gadaffi made, that’s for sure.
Obviously, the military/security complex does not want peace. Trump may want it but he is not yet in control.
It sounds like Westwing is delaying peace until T.rump is removed. Then, turn around and say under new management, we no longer recognize your peace deal.
The status quo favors Mr. Kim holding his nuclear program nearly intact, and continue the peace overtures towards South Korea.
The imminent global financial collapse could mean the North Koreans might have to implement the US equivalent of DEFCON 1.
They’ll be comfortable “commiserating” with Russia, China, and Iran.
How stupid will John Bolton, James Mattis, and their minions be in provoking the ultimate?
Not true. Trump supports the end of the KW. NK must first denuke.
The US; my country; has never been about peace, My country is constantly taking a piece of this and a piece of that by waging war to procure energy. The US has been at war with the world for over 225 years of its’ existence.
Kim should not trust my country. My country never keeps its’ word about anything. My country viciously attacks any country at will, whether there is a contract or not, when it is profitable to murder women and children: they are slaughtered by the tens of thousands. The ultimate goal of the US is to violently invade and occupy North Korea so they can place nuclear weapons on the Chinese border.
No other country should trust anything this country has to offer. They have never entered into any agreement or treaty with honorable intentions.
Kim Jung Un: Keep your nukes. If you disarm: this fascist empire will rape your women and turn able bodied men into slaves.
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