"Direct Diplomacy between the United States and North Korea Is Essential to Avert Disaster" - Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP) and Western States Legal Foundation (WSLF) | September 22, 2017
"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.”
( President Donald Trump, speech at United Nations, September 19, 2017)
President Trump’s threat of total destruction of North Korea is utterly unacceptable. Also unacceptable are similarly threatening statements made in pieces carried by North Korea’s state-owned news agency. Instead of making apocalyptic threats, the two governments should agree on a non-aggression pact as a step toward finally concluding a peace treaty formally ending the 1950s Korean War and permanently denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.