World Ch. Schedule : TUE 20:30 KST
* Date : 2021-06-15
During last week’s G7 summit in Cornwall, the members have welcomed Washington’s readiness to Pyeongyang diplomacy and urged N. Korea to return to dialogue. Also, the G7 summit called for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and demanded verifiable and irreversible abandonment of N. Korea’s weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs. While the Biden administration suggested a comprehensive objective of the ‘complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,’ it now remains to be seen how N. Korea would respond to the G7 statement, which includes a more direct and specific demand, ‘the verifiable and irreversible abandonment of its weapons programs.’ We invite experts to discuss how the outcome of the G7 summit will affect the Korean Peninsula affairs going forward.