National Lawyers Guild International Committee member and the chair of Lawyers for Peace and Demilitarization in Korea, Eric Sirotkin, spoke on RT on June 12 about his thoughts on the U.S.-DPRK summit that took place in Singapore.
“The days and weeks ahead are essential for showing whether this is for show or whether it’s something durable,” Sirotkin said of the first summit between a U.S. president and the president of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea.) “I think what they want most of all is what they’ve said from day 1, a peace treaty, some formal relations with the United States and an end to the Korean War,” speaking of the DPRK’s goals.
He hailed South Korean president Moon Jae-in for his role in promoting peace in Korea, emphasizing that the Korean people will have the most important and progressive role to play in achieving peace in Korea. He also highlighted the dangerous role of U.S. bases and the role of the weapons industry in driving conflict in Korea, as South Korea is a major customer of the U.S. arms industry.
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