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AndrewMunroe

SaraPrice

ModelUnitedNations

02­03December2015

StandingWithTheUnitedStatesofAmerica

TheUnitedStatesofAmerica

PolicyStatement:

AlthoughTheUnitedStatesofAmericarespectstherightsofsovereignnations,they

stronglyfeelthatNorthKoreashoulddenuclearizetheircountrybecausenucleartechnologyis

notallowedtoothercountries.

WeastheUnitedStates,acountrywithmanyallies,havebeenpushingtowardsmaking

NorthKorea,asovereignnation,denuclearizeitscountrytobetteritspeople. Foryearswehave

triedandtriedagaintoforgeapeacetreatywithNorthKorea,whothreatensmultiplecountries

eachdayandhastriedtousenucleartechnologyinsecrettodevelopweapons.Providedinthe

articleNorthKorea­UnitedStatesRelations,“NorthKoreansunloadedthecoreofamajor

nuclearreactor,whichcouldhaveprovidedenoughrawmaterialforseveralnuclearweapons”

(Relations).AlongwiththistheNorthKoreanshavethreatenedtheUnitedStatesrepeatedlyto

trytogainhumanitarianaid,andhaveshowntheyarenottobetrusted. Oneofthebiggestissues

facingtheUNandUnitedStatesisNorthKorea'seffortstodevelopnuclearweaponsand

reactors(USPolicyTowardsNorthKorea).FromthistheUnitedStateshaveseenthatnuclear

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technologycanbeabusedbyothersincapableofhandlingitsvastpotentialandthat

denuclearizationofNorthKoreaneedstoberesolvedbeforeothercountriesdecidetofollowin

theirfootsteps. NorthKoreaisbelievedtobepreparingfornucleartechnologytestaccordingto

evidencecollected,andfrommissiletestdonebyNorthKorea'sleader,KimJong­Un,alsothe

UnitedStatesiscloselywatchingNorthKoreaforfurtheractivity(Starr). TheUnitedStatesof

America,alongwiththeUN,believethatNorthKoreacannotbetrustedwithnuclear

technology,evenifitwouldactivelyadvancetheirsocietybecauseNorthKoreahasmisused

powerinthepast. Shouldwe,theUnitedStates,asaSecurityCouncilmember,havetherightto

decideNorthKorea'sfuture?

WithNorthKoreacreatingmultipleissuesaroundnucleartechnologyeachday,the

UnitedStatesissearchingforanimmediatesolutionthatisagreeduponandcanbenefit

everyone. Foryearsalongdebatehasbeengoingonovertherightfornucleartechnologyfor

everyone,orjusttheSecurityCouncil,andtheNorthKoreanshavebeenwantingtoadvance

theircountrywithnucleartechnology. TheUnitedStatesbelievethataseriousdialoguebetween

NorthandSouthKoreaisnecessarytoimproverelationsandcanhelptostopthenuclear

programandhumanrightsabuseinNorthKorea(U.Srelations). Inorderforustoaccomplish

thedenuclearizationofNorthKorea,astrongeconomicapproachisneeded,andtheproposalof

anewpeacetreaty. AstheUnitedStates,wewanttostrengthentheresolutionssetuponNorth

Korea,butwealsowanttosignapeacetreatythatwilldenuclearizetheNorth,provide

humanitarianaidthroughtrade,andhelpNorthKoreaadvancewithoutnucleartechnologyto

bettertheircivilization.“TheUnitedStatesandNorthKoreahavehadalongtermissueoftrying

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tosolvethethreatsofNorthKorealaunchingnuclearweaponsatsurroundingcountiestostep

towardthepossibilityofdenuclearizationinNorthKorea,”(Davenport).Apeacetreatybetween

NorthKoreaandtheUnitedStatesisaviablesolutiontotheissueofnucleartechnologyinthe

handsofcountriesseparatefromtheUNsecurityCouncil.WhiletheUnitedStateswillsigna

peacetreatywithNorthKorea,theotheroptionmaybetosendinmilitaryforce,butthismay

forceNorthKoreatoretaliatewithequalforce. Whilefewoptionsareavailablewe,asthe

UnitedStates,believethatthereisalwaysawaytoachievethesegoalstocreatepeace.

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