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Pyongyang Lawyers Condemn Washington for Refusal to Sign Peace Deal

Sputnik — 14.01.2016

A committee of North Korean lawyers classified Washington’s unwillingness to sign a peace deal with Pyongyang as “an international crime,” local media reported Thursday.

The committee added that the peace deal was essential to peace and security both in North Korea and in the whole world. However, it warned that if Washington did not change its approach to Pyongyang, North Korea would ensure its safety by producing nuclear weapons.

“US policy aimed at persistent refusal to sign [North] Korean-US peace treaty and at military suppression of us is extremely dangerous international crime and wrongful act, which contradicts the establishment of peace,” Yonhap news agency reported, citing the North Korean committee.

The Korean War of 1950-1953 ended with an armistice agreement, signed by the United States and North Korea. The agreement was meant to ensure a cessation of hostilities on the Korean Peninsula until a final peace deal had been reached.

January 14, 2016 - Posted by | Aletho News | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Amen. I agree fully with the committee’s statement. Sadly (and increasingly), the U.S. would rather play bully than diplomat, in whatever venue or circumstance. In the Korean Peninsula case, of course — at least I see it as “of course” — entrenched mil-ind-sec-‘intel’ interests want those near-40,000 U.S. troops and all the myriad, incomprehensible costs involved over decades to remain on station and in belligerence.

    How I’d admire and support (e.g.) China’s positioning itself, in words and actions, behind this statement in regional and international (U.N.) fora. Why, such a principled and important stance might even elicit/force wide, serious and in-depth mainstream-media coverage…i.e., a welcome and so-needed game changer.


    Comment by roberthstiver | January 14, 2016 | Reply

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