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Standout for Korean Peace: Peace Treaty Now!
June 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Korean Americans Call for a Lasting Peace in Korea
Peace Treaty Now!
Complete Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula!
Join us on Saturday, June 30, 1pm @Park Street Station
1. We applaud the success of the US-North Korea Summit:
On June 12, 2018, all eyes of the world were on an unprecedented and historic summit between the US and North Korea in Singapore. Korean
Americans shed tears of excitement and hope as the leaders of the US and North Korea shook hands in this momentous event. Finally it appears that seven decades of division and confrontation are nearly ended, but it might be hard to believe what is taking place before our eyes. The two leaders have just taken their first steps on a journey for peace and denuclearization on the Korean peninsula. We Korean Americans extend our deepest gratitude to President Trump and Premier Kim for their openness and resolve that the Korean peninsula can be peacefully reunited. We expect that both leaders will continue to take bold steps to ensure positive outcomes in the negotiations that follow.
2. Sign a peace treaty with North Korea!
After the Korean War the US and North Korea signed an armistice in 1953, a compromise that resulted in decades of military tension on the Korean peninsula. Now is the time to declare an end to the Korean War and replace the armistice with a peace treaty between the US and North Korea. A new era of reduced tension and suffering on the peninsula is possible, one where separated families from North and South Korea can reunite and travel without restrictions. We urge the Trump administration to sign a meaningful peace treaty with North Korea, and we urge Congress to support the administration’s diplomatic efforts with North Korea in the interest of a lasting peace.
3. We demand complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
We must remember that President Eisenhower initiated the nuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The USA changed the status of the United States Forces Korea (USFK) agreement to emphasize the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons beginning in 1956, resulting in uneven power relations, which lasted until 1991. As a result North Korea chose to defend itself by securing a nuclear deterrent for defensive purposes. However, North Korea has recently announced its resolve to abandon its nuclear weapons program. Now is the time for meaningful reconciliation, and for the US to withdraw its nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula. True denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula can only be realized when both sides are willing to abandon nuclear weapons.
We Korean Americans and our allies stand up for peace in Korea and the whole world. Please show your support for the Korean peace process. Contact your members of Congress and urge them to support peace negotiations.
Peace and Unification Action of Boston
Committee for Peace and Human Rights
Massachusetts Peace Action