Skip to comments.2001 FLASHBACK - Jimmy Carter's role in the 1994 Nuclear agreement witn North Korea (my title)
Posted on 10/17/2002 4:44:17 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said that the late North Korean President Kim Il-sung recognized the need for U.S. troops' presence in South Korea when they met in Pyongyang in 1994.
As a special envoy for Washington in 1994, Carter met with Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang to broker a U.S.-North Korea deal aimed at defusing a crisis over the communist nation's nuclear weapons program.
During their talks, the senior Kim accepted that U.S. troops needed to be in South Korea for regional security. He instead suggested that each of the military forces of the two Koreas and the United States be reduced, the former U.S. leader said.
The late Kim's position was supported by Kim Jong-il, who said he would stick to his father's promise two months after Kim's death in 1994, Carter added.
In the interview, Carter urged the Bush administration to reopen talks with the North by taking the same path as the Clinton administration.
He also called on Kim Jong-il to visit Seoul for a second summit with South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, regardless of Washington's stance on the North.
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Choose your poison. It all comes down to the stupidity of the American voter.
It was my impression that he first announced his (illegal) intention to go to N. Korea, and then the White House bailed him out by agreeing to allow him to visit...
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