Donald Trump shocked the world when he agreed to meet with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
The big question was what would come of the possible sit down.
Kim Jong Un let everyone in on the secret and it could change everything.
A South Korean official in their President’s office revealed that Kim Jong Un would like a peace treaty with the United States that would formally end the Korean War.
The treaty would address the regime’s security, the status of U.S. troops in South Korea and their joint military drills, as well as North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
“Kim Jong Un wants to sign a peace treaty after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korean media reported, reviving a long-held goal of the North Korean regime.
Kim is likely to raise the possibility of a peace treaty, along with establishing diplomatic relations and nuclear disarmament, during a meeting with the U.S. leader, the Dong-A Ilbo newspaper said Monday, citing an unidentified senior official in South Korea’s presidential office. Trump last week agreed to meet Kim, although key details of the summit have yet to be decided.
Koh Yu-hwan, who teaches North Korean studies at Dongguk University in Seoul, said the regime has long sought a peace treaty to end the more than 60-year-old ceasefire between the two sides and help guarantee its safety.
“There were agreements between the U.S. and North Korea to open up discussion on a peace treaty, but they never materialized,” Koh said, saying the conditions were key. “The U.S. wants a peace treaty at the end of the denuclearization process, while for the North, it’s the precondition for its denuclearization.”
Signing a peace treaty would require addressing issues regarding the U.S. military’s presence in South Korea and its transfer of wartime operational control to South Korea and United Nations forces in South Korea, Koh said.”
That is a massive wish list for the North Koreans.
And Donald Trump is not likely to accept it unless it comes with the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Going back to Bill Clinton, successive American Presidents have allowed North Korea to develop nuclear weapons.
And experts believe the North Koreans are a year away from perfecting the capability to strike anywhere in the United States with a nuclear missile, and Trump will not allow to happen.
While Trump has said that a peaceful solution is his first choice, he also says all options are on the table.
His tough talk and his administration’s ability to win crippling sanctions against North Korea have pushed Pyongyang to the bargaining table.
Now it’s up to the President to seal the deal.
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