Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | June 21, 2018

OPINION: So much left to be done

“The ultimate goal is to halt, and then reverse, and ultimately eliminate North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability,” says Thomas Countryman in an op-ed for Kyodo News. Stating that the Trump – Kim summit is “a positive step forward, but a small one,” Countryman outlines what future negotiations should look like in order to achieve the desired denuclearisation of North Korea.

To begin with, North Korea and the United States should seek to arrive at a common definition of denuclearisation, because as it stands now, it is still a blurred line. Following that, the US “should press Pyongyang for a complete inventory of its nuclear weapons, facilities and materials.” To compliment these steps, “The United States must also lay the groundwork for the involvement of the wider international community and of the two organizations which are key to verification: the [IAEA] and the [CTBTO].”

Read the full article here.


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