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THE THREAT FROM NORTH KOREA'S NUCLEAR PROGRAMME

“We call on the DPRK to cease further testing, comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions, and allow space to explore the resumption of sincere dialogue on denuclearisation.“ stated the Secretary-General of United Nations. However, while the UN is still dealing with this problem  of global and regional security by strengthening the sanctions against DPRK, other countries are not that patient.

’’“The US has great strength and patience. If it is forced to defend ourselves or our allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.“  threatened Donald Trump in his recent UN speech. It seems that everyone is making an effort to reduce tension except Washington and Pyongyang. But does the rest of the world really understand the complexity of the situation?

The question of nuclear disarmament has been a major topic of debate ever since nuclear weapons were first used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II, with each attack bearing catastrophic consequences.


Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation has been one of the most important goals of the UN. The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), which, as the country itself has stated and experts have confirmed numerous times, has been interested in manufacturing and developing nuclear weapons as a means of self-defense. The existence of these weapons, however, constitutes a possible threat to global security, since their misuse could lead to thousands or maybe millions of lost lives.

DPRK became the first and only NPT (The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons) state, which after 18 years of being state party, declared no longer remain bound“  to the NPT in 2003. Since that time, negotiations over the North Korean nuclear program have not resolved the dispute between the DPRK and the international community.

First nuclear 'crisis' was caused by the discovery that the DPRK tried to conceal two possible nuclear waste sites, which further led to DPRK departing from NPT. The global community was shaken byNorth Korea’s actions, as they represented a dangerous precedent. It was perceived that not only did the DPRK challenge the international non-proliferation regime, but it also threatened the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and Asia.


Nowadays, DPRK says that it has conducted six successful nuclear test, the last one being in September 2017. As an answer, The United Nations Security Council met in an open emergency meeting right after.The Security Council expressed its grave concern that the DPRK is, by conducting such a launch over Japan as well as its recent actions and public statements, deliberately undermining regional peace and stability and causing security concerns around the world. It condemned DPRK and demanded the country to immediately seize all such actions. Now, perhaps the only thing we can be certain about is that, with the world on it’s toes,  a definitive solution must be found as soon as possible.

 * Should the UN keep promoting the old measures for salvation of the nuclear weapons threat or try to find the new ones?

 * How could North Korea be more active and interested in compromise?

 * In which manner can the world nation fight against the nuclear threat?

 * Might the World War III be caused by strained relations between North Korea, United States and allies?