FROM NORTH KOREA WITH LOVE

Written by Mertice Ho

On the 65th anniversary of the 1950-53 Korean War armistice, North Korea followed through with a promise made to President Trump by returning the remains of American GIs killed during the Korean War. This move was a gesture of good will, but also a reminder of North Korea’s demands for the termination of war before discussion on denuclearisation. The armistice, having stayed in place until today, indicates that the North and the South are very much still at war. North Korea wants both sides to take simultaneous moves to create stable peace. President Trump, on the other hand, has been pushing for the unilateral abandonment of North Korea’s nuclear weapons, with little guarantee of US actions. Though North Korea seems interested in promoting goodwill, the tide can change at any time as demonstrated by new US intelligence that North Korea is working on new Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles.  

 

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