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What is Behind Kim Jong-un’s Equilibrium Statement?

What is Behind Kim Jong-un’s Equilibrium Statement?

North Korea's "final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the U.S. and make the U.S. rulers dare not talk about military option[s]," said Kim Jong-un last week.

What does he mean by this?

Here is the background.

North Korea has been asking for an end to the Korean War in the form of a negotiated peace agreement since 1974.

“The Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea formally proposes that talks be held for the conclusion of a peace agreement between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States of America.” - Excerpt from letter to President Gerald Ford and the Congress of the United States of America, 24 March 1974.

Neither President Ford, nor the senate, nor the House of Representatives ever replied, ever replied, but an answer of sorts did come in 2003.

''We won't do non-aggression pacts or treaties, things of that nature,'' said then Secretary of State Colin Powell.

North Korea’s repeated requests for a peace settlement agreement as provided for in Clause 60 of the Armistice continue to be ignored to this day.

The United States entered Korea in 1950 on ideological grounds in an attempt to ensure establishment of a market led economy (as against centrally planned economy) throughout the peninsula. Over the years Washington’s objective has not changed.

In recent times the USA has come out into the open practising ‘surgical strikes’ to take out North Korean military assets and commissioning the Naval Seal Team Six, who assassinated Osama bin Laden, to accomplish the same with Kim Jong-un.

United States involvement in regime change has been documented in 36 countries since WWII according to the Centre for Research on Globalisation.

Mindful of this situation, North Korea took the decision some 20 years ago that the only way to keep the United States out of their country was to develop a nuclear deterrent.

Hence Kim Jong-un’s equilibrium statement.


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