Ziegler, Nora

Ziegler, Nora

Nora Ziegler

1 October 2017Feature

Korean activists say: end war games, stop THAAD, negotiate peace treaty

Candlelit demo: 300,000 demand the resignation of South Korean president Park Geun-Hye, Seoul, 1 March 2017. PHOTO: PDP

In the past, North Korea has offered to freeze its nuclear weapons programme in exchange for a significant reduction in joint US-South Korean military exercises such as the massive Ulchi-Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercises. This proposal was repeatedly turned down by the Obama administration and has also been rejected by the Trump administration.

In August,…