North and South Korea Now Want a Peace Treaty

It looks like North Korea now wants a peace declaration ending the Korean war. Which do you think will happen first?

Coming Soon
Total Votes : 13

Scroll down to see how people across America voted.

North Korea wants a peace declaration to put an end to the Korean War and are pressuring the Trump administration to begin lifting sanctions, according to USA Today. The answer for now is simply no, at least from Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He says North Korea must give up its nuclear weapons first.

State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert, said denuclearization must take place first for other parts to happen – including a peace treaty. In terms of that happening, the White House said Trump has spoken with South Korean President Moon Jae, “including our ongoing efforts to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea as agreed to by Chairman Kim Jong Un.” Moon informed Trump that he was sending a special envoy to Pyongyang to meet with Kim. Both Korean leaders will also both be meeting during the U.N. General Assembly.

The Korean war ended in 1953 with a truce after three years of brutal conflict that claimed the lives of almost 3 million soldiers and civilians, including 36,000 Americans. The truce was not official, but the agreement signed by the U.S., North Korea and China, stopped the fighting and established the demilitarized zone dividing the Korean Peninsula, USA Today reports.

The North Korean regime is now calling for an official peace declaration because it would be a propaganda win and a geopolitical win, according to Michael Fuchs, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs in the Obama administration. It will ultimately be a win for North Korea who can gloat and say they persuaded the U.S. to finally end its “imperialists” stance against them.

“North Korea believes that the United States and its military presence on the Korean Peninsula … is the most potent threat that it faces,” Fuchs said.

South Korean leaders are also eager to take steps for a peace denuclearization, but Pompeo and other U.S. officials oppose the move, even if it would be a symbolic move. So far, the communist dictatorship has failed to live up to past promises. During their June summit in Singapore, Trump and Kim signed a vaguely worded agreement in which North Korea agreed to work toward “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” North Korea has failed to fulfill their pledge.

Furthermore, NBC news reported that China eased economic sanctions on North Korea, which reopens trade in a move that undermines the Trump administration’s efforts to apply “maximum pressure” to the North Korean regime. The move could give Kim leverage on demands, including a peace declaration.

Giving North Korea a peace declaration could be a smart diplomacy and North Korea could respond with full denuclearization as a result. However, can North Korea be trusted? Read the full story on USA Today here.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

It looks like North Korea now wants a peace declaration ending the Korean war. Which do you think will happen first?

Totals
42% Peace treaty
58% Denuclearization
Males
46% Peace treaty
54% Denuclearization
Females
30% Peace treaty
70% Denuclearization

Peace treaty

Denuclearization


Don’t be a bystander, be a participant

Click here to download the Zip app now and you can vote on all the trending news articles seen on this website. The Zip app is 100% anonymous, ad and commercial free, and free to download. Plus, you can ask questions of your own on things that matter to you.

Open the Zip App
Download on the App Store
Android App on Google Play
Microsoft Download Center