Properly Understanding the US-South Korea Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

  • Korea Chair Platform
    Oct 1, 2012

    “The issue of renegotiation of the US-South Korea Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, also known as the 1-2-3 agreement, has recently surfaced for public discourse. This is a highly technical and complex issue that is difficult for the general public to understand. Nevertheless, this is an issue of national importance. Therefore, careful and concerted efforts should be made in order to improve the general public’s understanding. This is especially true with the upcoming presidential elections, as this issue could be exploited in the political rhetoric. Thus, it would be worthwhile to carefully examine this issue to have a thorough understanding of South Korea’s national interests behind the negotiation for revising and extending the agreement.”

    Author:
    Ambassador Lee Ho-Jin