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Brett Abrams, email@example.com
Nuclear Crisis Group Reacts to Aborted Trump-Kim Summit
Experts say aborted summit is a disappointment, but must not be the end of negotiations
WASHINGTON - This morning, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un abruptly ended their summit in Hanoi with no deal. Progress remains possible, however, and negotiators must be put right back to work to hammer out a deal that can gain the support of both countries.
- Refrain from nuclear threats and adopt nuclear no-first-use statements;
- Suspend flights by US strategic bombers and visits by strategic submarines in return for key commensurate restraints by North Korea;
- Resume humanitarian assistance to North Korea;
- Agree not to adopt new sanctions on North Korea;
- Fully and consistently implement communication links between DPRK and ROK military leaders;
- Refrain from provocative military actions that could escalate to nuclear conflict; and
- Reaffirm the September 19, 2005 Six-Party joint statement on denuclearization as part of multilateral negotiations.
- Pursue a permanent peace regime;
- End production/separation of plutonium and highly-enriched uranium under verification;
- Expand and enhance Track-II discussions by North Korea, the United States, and other regional states;
- Agree to a non-nuclear deployment pledge for the Korean peninsula from the United States, and North and South Korea;
- Create UN-endorsed multilateral security guarantees for North and South Korea from China and the United States;
- Implement progressive sanctions relief and economic assistance in parallel with progress in denuclearization;
- Suspend US-ROK joint military drills, establish US-DPRK diplomatic relations, and complete economic and energy assistance at the time North Korea’s denuclearization is fully implemented and verified (by the five parties in the Six-Party Talks and the IAEA); and
- Pursue negotiations to establish Northeast Asia as a nuclear-weapons-free zone.
A full list of NCG members can be found here: https://bit.ly/2KRMBpC
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