North Korea must disabuse itself of any further testing of nuclear weapons and renounce the status of a rogue nation. The two nations must find accommodation for a permanent agreement and settlement to end their decades of hostilities.
The mutual talks that have had an epochal start, with the input of significant Western partners and the UN, should culminate in the desired reunification of the Korean peninsula.
This, hopefully, will spawn a new democratic dispensation for all the people of Korea. Positive behavior on the part of North Korea will benefit not only its people, but will also be a development that the international community has been hoping for some time.
In light of this, I am reminded of 86-year-old Stanley Tannem, who claimed in an article in the May 4th issue of the Daily News that he deserved consideration for the Nobel Prize more than President Donald Trump by virtue of the contribution of peace promoting the nonprofit organization “Toward International Peace through the Arts Project.”
I do not know Mr. Tannem, but I can see where he is coming from. I contend that the recent proposal by 18 congressional Republicans that President Trump should be a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize is both bizarre and without merit.
It is disingenuous to suggest that someone who had choice appellations for the president of North Korea should be the beneficiary of the latter’s achievement.
If and when presidents Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in finally pull down the political wall between their countries, they, and not President Trump, should have their names among the Nobel Peace Prize contenders.
Respectfully, the choice of the honorable Republican congress persons is misdirected.
Japhet M. Zwana