Letter: Time to sponsor official peace treaty

The United States and South Korea are technically still at war with North Korea because the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce and not a peace treaty.

The North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un justifies his threats, against the U.S. and its territories, because of his fear of U.S./South Korea invading his country. We should call Kim Jong Un’s bluff, which appears to be absolutely ridiculous. Why? South Korea, supported by United States, has no intentions of invading North Korea.

So, why not eliminate Kim’s so-called “justification” and sponsor an official peace treaty agreement made between North and South Korea. It seems an official peace treaty could be a better bargaining tool to end hostilities than threats and sanctions.

The truce, directly or indirectly, has been causing a festering problem that still has not been solved for over 60 years. Why not a peace treaty now? If you agree, let your representative know.

Ivan Hardt

Cedar Rapids

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