August 06, 2021

G7 nations call for the ‘complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’

Explicit language surrounding the 'complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement (CVID)' of the DPRK excluded

The Group of Seven (G7) nations called for the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and commended the United States for ongoing "diplomatic efforts," a communiqué issued from their summit in the United Kingdom revealed on Sunday.

The G7 remarks were notable for reiterating linguistic formulations on North Korean denuclearization that are currently favored by both the U.S. and South Korea, moving away from previous G7 language that called for the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement (CVID) of the DPRK. Both U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in attended the G7 summit in the U.K.