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Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
The nation of North Korea has been putting forth a diplomatic front that is completely opposed to the portrayal we have seen of this communist country in recent years.
A top-level North Korean diplomat arrived in New York this week in order to discuss the North Korean nuclear program.
It is now being reported that the diplomat, Vice Foreign Minister of North Korea Kim Kye-Gwan, has called for a treaty with America that would formally end the protracted Korean War.
The Korean War essentially ended in an armistice in 1953, yet the United States has kept over 28,000 troops in South Korea since the ’50s cease-fire.
The dialogue is looking promising, at least as far as the North Korean’s willingness to come to the table is concerned.
However, the United States vehemently opposes the idea of giving any wiggle room to North Korea simply for coming back to the negotiations.
One assumes that North Korea is going to request something in exchange for whatever demands the United States makes in order to sign a peace treaty.
What these sacrifices will be no one can know for sure.
One can speculate, however, that they will likely request a troop withdrawal from South Korea.
If this request is made, this writer believes it is safe to assume the United States will not grant such a wish.
The fact is, without some compromises on the part of the United States, this unnecessarily difficult negotiation process will go nowhere.
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