Sunday, October 21, 2012

This Day in History October 21, 1994
I would like to think that nuclear weapons threats are a thing of the past, but I have to admit that I am not entirely hopeful.  On this date in 1994, the U.S. and North Korea signed the Agreed Framework treaty.  The agreement called up on North Korea to stop construction of suspected covert nuclear weapons construction, and the U.S. agreed to supply fuel oil once North Korea built the nuclear reactors they planned on building to help meet the energy needs of the country.

So what do you think?  Did North Korea keep its end of the bargain? On October 16, 2002, North Korea admitted to continuing the development of nuclear weapons.  Unfortunately, I don't think this treaty did what it was intended to do.  But then again, are we really that surprised?

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