Aim of U.S. in S. Korea sum­mit ques­tion­able

The Mercury News Weekend - - OPINION - — Karen Mandel, San Jose

Re: “North Korea threat­ens to can­cel sum­mit” (Page A5, May 16):

Last month North Korea and South Korea de­clared that there would be no more war on the Korean Penin­sula and a new era of peace has be­gun. They agreed to joint efforts to al­le­vi­ate the acute mil­i­tary ten­sion, agreed to com­pletely cease all hos­tile acts against each other in ev­ery do­main as of May 1.

This week South Korea and the U. S. be­gan two weeks of mil­i­tary ex­er­cises with 100 war­planes. This was a hos­tile act, break­ing the agree­ment.

One has to won­der why they are pro­vok­ing North Korea and sab­o­tag­ing the sub­mit. It ap­pears that the U. S. never in­tended to have a sum­mit and there­fore, peace is not the pri­or­ity.

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