N. Korea Not Expected to Sign Key Treaty

N. Korea Not Expected to Sign Key Treaty

(RepublicanNews.org) – The Korean War may have ended long ago, but the cold adversarial relationship between the north and south never officially ended. Decades later, the leader of South Korea now hopes that both sides will come together by signing a treaty ushering in a new era of friendliness and camaraderie. But is such an effort even likely to succeed? Some analysts feel the answer is no.

In 1953, the two countries signed an armistice agreement that led to the creation of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. However, the truce never developed into an actual full-scale peace treaty. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is now pushing for all parties to finally sign it, perhaps as a last-ditch effort to restore relations before the end of his presidential term.

Despite Jae-in’s attempts to solidify the treaty, it’s highly unlikely to become official given the circumstances. North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, will not sign anything even remotely close to an agreement until the United States dissolves its nuclear weapons development sanctions against the region. In addition, North Korea would likely ask for the joint military exercises that the United States and South Korea conduct to end.

To make a long story short, the agreement that Jong-un is currently pushing for is essentially useless in the sense that it secures nothing from the north while taking everything away from the south. It’s understandable to want to bring peace between the two countries. It isn’t worth virtually surrendering your people to communism and dictatorship.

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