November 21, 2019

N. Korea’s 1980s nuclear-free rhetoric
Kim Il Sung regime fostered sympathies with 'no-nukes' stance even as scientists sought the bomb
On September 6,1986, delegates from more than 80 different countries gathered in North Korea for the three-day “Pyongyang International Conference for Denuclearization and Peace on the Korean Peninsula.” Hung on the walls of the conference hall were banners with slogans such as “Let’s turn the Korean Peninsula into a Nuclear-Free Peace Zone!” and “Support to the Peaceful and