"The boat of friendship" turned over? North Korea began to approve the United States again.

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"The boat of friendship" turned over? North Korea began to approve the United States again.

2018-11-28 00:25:39 307 ℃

Since South Korea and the United States restarted the joint exercise of the Marine Corps on the 5th of this month, the North Korean official media issued a document on the 12th and 20th to attack this practice, arguing that the military agreement signed with the DPRK and the ROK in September and the Korean Peninsula The situation of peace talks runs counter to the situation.

Analysts believe that with the stagnation of the denuclearization negotiations between the DPRK and the United States, "who first concedes" has become the main problem that constrains the resolution of the Korean nuclear issue. Trump is a "no hurry" attitude after the US mid-term elections. For North Korea, it is imperative for the DPRK to make substantial progress in the denuclearization negotiations as soon as possible in exchange for a more relaxed development environment.

The DPRK accused the Korean-American military exercise

The Workers’ Party of the Workers’ Party of the Workers’ Party of Korea’s Labor Party reported on the 20th that it criticized the recent military exercises and military purchase decisions of the Korean military. The military move is not conducive to building military mutual trust between the DPRK and the ROK, and runs counter to the current situation of reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula.

On June 12, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left) and US President Trump signed a joint statement in Singapore Leave after. Xinhua News Agency (Photo courtesy of Singapore's Ministry of Communications and Information)

The article said that there have been some recent military moves in South Korea that are not commensurate with the current tension and peaceful atmosphere, including the mobilization of the Marine Corps for "2018 "Infiltration comprehensive training", the introduction of European-made aerial refueling aircraft, the decision to purchase the latest US-type ground-to-air interceptor missiles, etc. "These moves are obviously contrary to the military confidence measures between North and South and the current reconciliation situation on the Korean Peninsula."

The article also said that the South Korean military should understand that dialogue and military confrontation, peace and war exercises cannot coexist.

In the face of North Korean media criticism, the South Korean Defense Ministry responded on the 12th, saying that the South Korean side has no intention of suspending the joint exercise of the Korean-US Marine Corps. This is the annual routine military exercise between South Korea and the United States. It is a defensive nature and will be held this year.

As for whether South Korea and the United States will hold large-scale joint exercises such as "key decision" and "鹞鹰" as scheduled next year, the military of the two countries has not yet agreed. South Korean Defense Minister Zheng Jingdou recently met with US Secretary of Defense James Matisse and later disclosed that the two sides will agree on the final opinion before December 1.

Who is the key to breaking the deadlock first

There are always fundamental contradictions in the path of achieving the goal of denuclearization of the peninsula. Who should first take substantive action to break the deadlock? It has always been the main problem that constrains the real solution of the DPRK nuclear issue.

From the perspective of the United States, the mid-term elections have just ended, releasing the pressure of the Trump administration to win points for the elections and gaining points on the DPRK nuclear issue. It has also dispelled him to some extent. Continue to work hard on the DPRK nuclear issue.

On October 9, in the United States, Iowa, US President Trump spoke at the rally. Xinhua News Agency/American Federation

From the perspective of the DPRK, since the Third Plenary Session of the Seventh Plenary Session of the Workers’ Party of Korea proposed a new strategic line that concentrated all efforts on economic construction, the DPRK has taken a stop nuclear test and A series of actions such as the meeting of leaders of South Korea and other countries. These measures have effectively improved the external environment for North Korea's future development and greatly eased the tension confrontation before the Korean Peninsula.

However, because the international community has never lifted sanctions against the DPRK, and the conservative forces in the US government continue to adopt a policy of extreme pressure on the DPRK, North Korea has always faced many thorny issues in the process of economic construction. As time goes by, it is a top priority for North Korea to make substantial progress with the United States in the denuclearization negotiations as soon as possible, in exchange for a more relaxed development environment.

The goal is to achieve a long-term goal

To achieve the goal of denuclearization of the peninsula, it should not be the process of "bargaining" and "playing the ball" between the United States and the DPRK. The situation on the peninsula that began to appear at the beginning of the year has been significantly eased. The historic meeting between the leaders of the US and the DPRK reached in the middle of the year is the result of the joint efforts of all parties involved in the DPRK nuclear issue, including the United States and the DPRK.

On June 12, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left) and US President Trump signed a joint statement in Singapore . Xinhua News Agency (Photo courtesy of Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information)

To continue the hard-won peace momentum of the current peninsula and promote the continued relaxation of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, all parties concerned on the DPRK nuclear issue should adhere to the "double track parallel" Under the line of thought, they will take political courage, make political decisions, implement existing consensuses, take care of each other's legitimate concerns, and outline a new future for the peaceful development of the peninsula and the region.

Background Links

US President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12, and subsequently announced the suspension of the costly and provocative US-South Korea alliance. Military exercise.

Since June, large-scale military exercises such as the US-Korean "Freedom Guardian" and the smaller Marine Corps joint exercises have been suspended.

On November 5, South Korea and the United States launched a two-week joint operation of the Marine Corps near Pohang, a port city in southeastern Korea. About 500 soldiers participated in and used equipment such as amphibious armored assault vehicles. US soldiers are from the US Marine Corps stationed in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

Editor: Ouyang Jianjun