A Comprehensive Resolution of the Korean War – Possible US Policy for Korean Peace

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Although the Korean War Armistice Agreement stopped the fighting in 1953, it has yet to be replaced by a permanent settlement. A U.S. initiative to convene, under the auspices of the United Nations Security Council, a four-party conference to craft a political settlement of the Korean conflict, in return for the verified dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, would:
•Meet the U.S. requirement for a multilateral solution to the nuclear issue.
• Address the fundamental source of insecurity for both Koreas (the unresolved state of war).
• Likely be supported by our allies and other regional states.
• Leave the United States in a stronger position to deal with North Korea if it refuses a political approach to dismantling its weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

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