Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | June 27, 2018

Beyond Trump’s Korea Fantasies

The New York Times Editorial Board highlights the themes that should shape an agreement between the United States and North Korea, arguing that the DPRK could make CTBT ratification one of its short-term goals.

“The broad outlines of an agreement would be similar to proposals and pacts the United States has developed over the decades to restrain countries with nuclear ambitions: In return for curbing their nuclear programs and allowing international verification, such countries are offered economic, political and security benefits.”

“Negotiating an end to North Korea’s nuclear threat will take deliberation, political courage — and time… North Korea should make its temporary freeze on nuclear and missile testing permanent and allow international inspectors to verify the destruction of the test sites the government claims to have blown up. It could even sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.”

Read the whole article here.

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