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• Conference is gravely concerned at the threat to world peace posed by the nuclear stand-off between the US and North Korea, US policies for the re-militarisation of the region and President Trump’s inflammatory language
• Conferences notes that earlier attempts to resolve conflict in the region involved de-escalation of military activity by both sides as with the October Framework Agreement of 1994 in which the US offered loans, credits and assistance with civil nuclear power in exchange for a shutdown of the Yongbyon reactor. Conference further notes that this agreement was unilaterally ended by George W Bush in 2001.
• Conference calls on the British government to back the United Nations as a sponsor for a resumption of the 2008 six party talks involving North and South Korea, the US, Japan, China and Russia) to broker policies for de-escalation.