North Korea and South Korea Making History
North Korea and South Korea are on the world stage now as both long-time adversaries are resuming official talks that many speculate can lead to a peace treaty. But the question now is, are both Koreas ready to end war?
There were obvious moves by both nations for a next step to strike a reconciliatory note. In fact, news headlines say that both North and South Korea are negotiating a joint statement that could focus on a path to the end of the war.
Aside from that, a hotline between the leaders of North and South Korea went live on Friday. The hotline connects South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s desk at the presidential Blue House with North Korea’s state affairs commission.
The friendly moves comes ahead of April 27 summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. This big event is scheduled to take place in the border village of Panmunjom. That summit is expected to be followed by a historic meeting between Kim and President Trump.
Will North Korea Give Up Its Nuclear Proliferation
Along with the hope of a possible peace treaty between the two Koreas, the international community has been eyeing the denuclearization of Kim’s regime.
However, a news headline in the recent days says North Korea has expressed a desire for the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula without attaching preconditions such as the withdrawal of US troops. This good news was confirmed by the South Korean president has said.
The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, told reporters that North Korea had not “attached any conditions that the US cannot accept, such as the withdrawal of American troops from South Korea. All they are expressing is the end of hostile policies against North Korea, followed by a guarantee of security.”
This great news was welcomed by the United States as well. In fact, President Donald Trump gave his blessing to North Korea and South Korea for their plans to end the 68-year war.
“They do have my blessing to discuss the end of the war,” Trump said told reporters during his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
South Korea Expresses Commitment To End Hostilities With North Korea
The South Korea has expressed its desire to end the hostilities with its neighbour. In fact, President Moon Jae-in said during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, last year that he is amenable to opening a dialogue with the North Korean regime despite its “nuclear provocation.”
In fact, amid escalating tensions in Korean peninsula, South Korea has expressed its willingness to open talks with the North Korean regime on July 2017.
The move is considered by the South Korean government as a crucial step to end the long-running conflict between the two nations and for the realization of peace on the border.
Historic Invitation from the North Korean Regime
North Korea also made a move to end hostilities with its neighbor. In fact, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has formally invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang earlier this year. The invitation was delivered by Kim’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong at a historic meeting between the two countries’ officials at Seoul’s presidential palace last month.
The meeting is considered the most significant diplomatic encounter between the two parties in more than a decade. The previous encounter took place in 2007.
Mainstream Media Ignores Effort
What the mainstream media are not saying is that this reconciliation has been prompted by behind-the-scenes efforts. Donald Trump’s administration has worked very hard to remove the barriers to resolving the conflict. Previous administrations were too weak to even try to overcome the forces that foment endless wars.
All of the machinations will be revealed eventually, but there are still actors working in the background to subvert these efforts. Hopefully, they will not succeed.
Note that Navy Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., was to be the U.S. Ambassador to Australia, starting next week. President Trump is instead sending him to South Korea. The Australian National Broadcaster could have told Australians this change was a positive step to help resolve the North Korea situation. Instead, unable to praise President Trump, they complained that Australia will be without an Ambassador. The ABC acts like the Deep State.