The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is deeply troubled by reports that North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test on January 6. As longstanding opponents of nuclear weapons, we urge the United States and the international community to respond by intensifying diplomatic efforts to address the situation and its underlying causes. This nuclear test underscores the need for the United States and international community to pursue an ongoing, committed diplomatic approach. AFSC has worked with and in North Korea since … Continue reading →
Friends, Two more Korea crisis posts to follow on the article’s sent out earlier today. The Guardian in London reported this morning that North Korea is willing to join talks with the U.S. when it halts “brandishing a nuclear stick.”’ While neither the U.S. nor North Korea are in any rush to get to the negotiating table, if provocative actions and miscalculations can be avoided the crisis may have passed a peace. And then to point you to an important … Continue reading →
We note with concern the current escalation of tension in the Korean Peninsula and are categorically opposed to any state threatening to use aggressive action against another, especially if that threat involves the possible use of nuclear weapons. We denounce the implication that nuclear weapons can be used as a way of conducting international relations. We recognise that if such a situation were to escalate to involve violence then it would be the innocent citizens of those states who would … Continue reading →
Nous constatons avec inquiétude l’escalade actuelle des tensions dans la péninsule coréenne et sommes catégoriquement opposés à toute menace d’agression, proférée par quelque Etat que ce soit, en particulier si elle implique un usage potentiel de l’arme nucléaire.