As tensions continue to rise between the United States and North Korea, the prospect of some sort of military conflict is increasing. Please contact your members of congress and the President and urge them to take steps to deescalate heightened tensions and work towards a diplomatic resolution to the conflict.
The most recent General Assembly (2016) called on the president and the Congress of the United States to initiate a process for lasting peace in the Korean peninsula by working for nuclear disarmament. It requested the U.S. government and the United Nations to secure a safe environment for the two Koreas to engage in dialogue and to develop a Korea-led process on healing, reconciliation, and peaceful reunification.
The United States government has the means to deescalate the current situation and initiate steps to foster a more cooperative environment. These include:
- Helping to reunite divided Korean and Korean-American families that have been separated since the signing of the armistice agreement in 1953.
- Repatriating the remains of US veterans that were left in North Korea after the War
Bringing back the remains of US servicemen and bringing together long separated families would offer a launching point for diplomacy and help to heal old wounds. In addition, programs that would facilitate people-to-people contact would help in the building of the groundwork for peace and help the US achieve its goals effectively and peacefully.
Heightening tensions with North Korea through threats of increased militarization and proliferation of nuclear weapons in the region is counterproductive and will not bring about a lasting solution to the conflict.
Contact the President and your members of congress today and urge them to work toward a diplomatic resolution to the conflict with North Korea!