Peace Action Maine's Mission:
We are a voice of education and a center for people committed to disarmament and creative responses to conflict.

Peace Action Maine's Mission:
We are a voice of education and a center for people committed to disarmament and creative responses to conflict.

Trump and Kim shake hands in summit room

Washington, D.C. — January 18, 2018 — In response to the administration’s announcement that President Trump and Kim Jong-un will hold a second summit meeting near the end of February, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement:
   “After months of scant visible progress in negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea, this announcement bodes well. Of course, the proof is in the pudding. The real test of progress is not the announcement of another summit, but whether or not the agreements that come out of that meeting advance the causes of peace and security. If the administration is prepared to abandon its maximalist demand that North Korea entirely denuclearize prior to any concessions from the U.S., real progress becomes much more viable.

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