Rep. Ro Khanna, along with Rep. Barbara Lee and seventeen members of Congress offered a resolution Tuesday calling for the end of 1950-53 Korean War just as President Trump is set to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.
“Historic engagement between South and North Korea has created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to formally end this war,” said Rep. Ro Khanna. “President Trump must not squander this rare chance for peace. He should work hand in hand with our ally, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, to bring the war to a close and advance toward the denuclearization of the peninsula.”
The resolution is backed by President Jimmy Carter, who Khanna said he will meet with next week in Atlanta.
“I commend this important resolution that will help bring this nearly 70 year conflict to a close,” said Carter. “I have visited North Korea several times to talk with their leadership and study the best path forward for peace. Ending the threat of war is the only way to ensure true security for both the Korean and American people and will create the conditions to alleviate the suffering of the ordinary North Koreans who are most harmed by ongoing tensions.”
However, there is speculation Trump may move to formally end the war during his meeting with Kim in Hanoi Tuesday, according to some news reports.
But without the South Korean president present and fears by some the act will not include sufficient concessions from North Korea over curtailing its pursuit of nuclear weapons.