South Korea_Alana wrote:
What my country is proposing is the shutting down of North Korea’s nuclear weapon facilities not to close nuclear power facilities. South Korea also has nuclear power facilities, but the problem with North Korea is that when the IAEA their facilities they gave evidences that North Korea was producing more than eighty grams of plutonium on January of 1992. After IAEA inspections on 2002 at the Yongbyon nuclear complex, North Korea withdrew from the NPT on January. 10, 2003 and announced their pursuit of nuclear weapons. The North Korean government also announced that it has 8,000 nuclear fuel rods, which represents a sufficient amount to produce about six nuclear bombs on October of 2003. Don’t the delegates agree that this is not a peaceful reason of using nuclear facilities? Don’t the delegates agree that this is a menace to the international community? Don’t the delegates agree that a country like North Korea, that has nuclear weapons, to be testing missiles that can hit the United States western coast, the capital city of my nation or Japan, which are the countries that want to close their nuclear facilities, is a threaten to us?
First of all, the Delegation of Venezuela agrees with SK proposal to shut down nuclear weapon development in North Korea, but the delegate of SK also brought up a very important point, nations close to NK, such as Japan, SK, US opposes the current socialist government and are trying to change it by making it more democratic. --- Before you, delegates, think "Oh, Venezuela's leader is Hugo Chavez, so Venezuela is positioning itself against democracy in all measures.", The delegates of the Asian caucus might want to take notice Hugo Chavez is not strictly against democracy, he believes democracy is not the correct path for fairness, and the delegates should be aware that Venezuela supports the democratic party in Honduras, while US: the military coup --- Anyways ... these nations are a threat to NK too, NK has the right to try to protect its territory and citizens, not that nuclear weapons was the right thing to do.
Despite political parties, every nation who begins nuclear development, with or without nuclear weapon program, is considered a threat to the US, which make understandable why NK chose not to speak about its nuclear facilities until it unaligned with the NPT.
NK stated very clearly it had no intension to stop any nuclear program even though about all nations in the world are against it. Delegates, the situation in NK and the nations nearby is very critical, therefore all delegates must be open-minded and put themselves in NK's position. How can a country threatened by sanctions and strong, powerful militaries be able to create an agreement or find a solution with his "enemies" to a problem like this one?
The delegate of Venezuela doesn’t blame NK for not putting to an end its nuclear weapon development though that's the right thing to do. And what if NK chooses to end it nuclear weapons program? What will happen to its nuclear energy development? Who will repair its economy? Will the sanctions be remove immediately? - Because the US has proven itself not to be trustworthy - Who will insure the security of the socialist leader and the communist party? Will the US military leave the nation alone - because this wasn't what happens in Iraq after it was proven the government had no possession of weapons of mass destruction? Where will NK's nuclear weapons go? The problem wouldn't disappear from one day to another; NK will never be what it was before. Ok, so hypothetically the nuclear weapons were taken away from NK and the programs came to an end. US is happy and secure. SK is happy and secure. Japan is happy and secure. Most of the world is happy and secure. BUT WHAT ABOUT NORTH KOREA???In a democracy majority rules, the world would be happier and secure. But that’s not socialism, what about the minority? What about North Korea?