US Open to Peace Treaty With NK

Korea Times
By Reuben Staines
Staff Reporter

Washington’s top nuclear negotiator has indicated the United States is prepared to sign a peace treaty with North Korea as part of a deal to resolve the current security standoff.

Christopher Hill, U.S. assistant secretary of state, told a forum in Washington on Thursday that his government is open to discussions on a peace treaty to replace the armistice agreement that was signed at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. South and North Korea technically remain at war because of the absence of a formal peace treaty.

(Posted 8/18/05)