Technically speaking, the Korean War is longest running conflict in modern history. When the fighting reached its conclusion in 1953, an armistice was signed between North and South Korea, but a peace agreement was never reached. However, that doesn’t mean that the notoriously reclusive and tyrannical North Korea has never tried to create a peace treaty.
State Department spokesman John Kirby recently admitted that Pyongyang wanted to discuss a potential peace treaty earlier this year, but the Obama administration wouldn’t have it unless the regime took steps to dismantle their nuclear program. After North Korea refused, the administration changed its tune and suggested that their nuclear program should at least be a part of the discussion. North Korea again refused, and the peace talks were dropped after they tested a nuclear weapon on January 6th.
“We carefully considered their proposal, and made clear that denuclearization had to be part of any such discussion. The North rejected our response,” Kirby said. “Our response to the NK proposal was consistent with our longstanding focus on denuclearization.”
However, one must wonder if a peace treaty could ever be reached under these conditions. North Korea’s paltry nuclear arsenal is the only weapon they have that truly scares the West. It’s the only thing that makes this paranoid hermit kingdom feel safe. And as the only country that has ever used nuclear weapons against civilians, is the US even in a position to tell any nation to give up their nukes?
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