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In May of this year, North Korea engaged in underground nuclear testing much to the dismay of the international community. Following the incidence, several countries including Russia, China, and the United States (US) have been apprehensive about the potential threat. As a result, government-to-government negotiations have been conducted with the intention of defusing the threat of weapons of mass destruction from the North Korea peninsula. This paper will discuss the international negotiation process, which took place, including the implications of technology and global implications on this dangerous situation.
Back in 2005, North Korea had agreed to abandon their nuclear weapons program in exchange for incentives including economic cooperation in energy, trade, and investment opportunities (US Department of State, 2005). By detonating a nuclear warhead on May 25, 2009, North Korea violated the agreement and once again is subject to economic sanctions.
Many nations have come together to negotiate new terms to implement sanctions against the country in the hopes of forcing the country to eliminate nuclear weapons from the country once and for all (Kaufmann, 2009). Government meetings between the US, South Korea, Japan, China, and Russia have produced a strong resolve to deal with the circumstances surrounding the testing of nuclear weapons. Because of the violation of the previous agreement, the five countries will not compromise on the actions that must be taken by North Korean government if it is to avoid economic sanctions. North Korea must commit to making the necessary steps to denuclearization or the negotiation process will stall, posing a serious threat to the world should they decide to launch an attack.
US President Obama and the United Nations are equally anxious to find a quick solution to annihilate the threat of nuclear...