Failure to Settle the North Korean Nuclear Question
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This paper examines why the treaty signed by the U.S. and North Korea, known as the Agreed Framework, has failed. The paper describes the conditions set out in the agreement and the current situation in North Korea regarding nuclear arms. The paper further notes that at the time, the Agreed Framework appeared to be a massive diplomatic breakthrough. However, despite the high expectations with which it began, the Agreed Framework failed to materialize and today, North Korea's nuclear weapons program remains active and diplomatic relations between the U.S. and North Korea have returned to the hostility and mutual suspicion of the post-Korean War era.
From the Paper:"On October 21, 1994, the U.S. and North Korea signed what is known as the Agreed Framework, an agreement stipulating that North Korea's nuclear program would transition to light water reactor (LWR) power plants by 2003, and that the U.S. and Korea would attempt to normalize relations, particularly in the realm of trade. At the time, the Agreed Framework appeared to be a massive diplomatic breakthrough. North Korea, a stalwartly Communist country whose weaponized nuclear program brought the..."
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