Sunday, November 28

Is it true that Korea and the US agree on the end of the war… The US is still lukewarm

Daniel Crettenbrink, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, arrives at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Doryeom-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 11th for a consultation with the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State. yunhap news

Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong has publicly stated that he has reached an agreement with the US on the declaration of an end to the war, but the US attitude is still lukewarm. There is a clear temperature difference in the recent remarks by South Korean and US officials regarding the declaration of an end to the Korean War. This raises doubts as to whether the opinions between Korea and the United States are actually narrowing.

Minister Jeong attended the plenary session of the National Assembly Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee on the 11th and said, “The consensus between us and the United States is that a declaration of an end to the Korean War is necessary as the first step to bring North Korea into dialogue, achieve denuclearization and establish peace.” has stated that This remark received immediate attention as it was equivalent to the resolution of the fundamental difference between South Korea and the US on the declaration of an end to the war. This was because the remarks meant that the US had changed its position toward agreeing with the so-called ‘entrance theory of an end-of-war declaration’ by the South Korean side, that it could resume dialogue with North Korea and begin discussions on a denuclearization and peace treaty through a declaration of an end to the war.

However, it is difficult to find any signs of such a significant change in the relevant remarks of US officials. In response to a request for comment on Secretary Chung’s remarks on the 12th, the US State Department said, “We will not share (with the press) the details of the closed diplomatic dialogue.” The State Department reiterated its previous position that “the United States is not hostile to North Korea and is ready to meet unconditionally.”

Daniel Crettenbrink, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific, who visited South Korea last week, said in an interview with Yonhap News on the 12th, “I think the ball is on the North Korean court.” Deputy Secretary-General Crettenbrink did not answer a question about whether the ROK and the US were in agreement that the declaration of an end to the war could be the ‘first step’ for achieving denuclearization and establishing peace, but did not answer the question, “Consultations with our ally, South Korea, are close and It is focused and productive.”

It is being pointed out that such an attitude of the United States shows that the views between South Korea and the United States on the declaration of an end to the war have not yet been agreed upon. A diplomatic source said, “If there is a consensus on the declaration of an end to the war as Minister Jeong said, the order would be to make a new proposal rather than waiting for an answer saying that the ball is on the North Korean court.” “He said. A former foreign ministry official familiar with Korea-US negotiations said, “As Assistant Secretary Krittenbrink said, ‘As partners and ally, we will always seriously consider any issues that South Korea presents.’ It seems that they are responding to the request for consultation with a ‘diplomatic investigation’ without revealing their true intentions.”

Reference-www.khan.co.kr

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