ANSWER National Coordinator Brian Becker speaks at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Tokyo on August 1, 2013, regarding the issue of how U.S. and North Korea (DPRK) relations could normalize. He had just come from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Agreement that ended military action during the Korean War. The DPRK has called for the Armistice Agreement to be replaced with a formal Peace Treaty. So far the United States has refused to sign a Peace Treaty. It maintains severe economic sanctions on North Korea and continues to carry out massive war exercises, including the simulated bombing of North Korea.