(posted April 2, 2:20 p.m.)- Nicaragua and its leftist allies in the Bolivarian Alliance for Our Americas (ALBA) released a communiqué this afternoon expressing concern over the “dangerous escalation” in the conflict on the Korean peninsula.
“A war in the Korean peninsula is a threat not only to peace and security in the region, but it could also be the start of a confrontation with incalculable consequences for all mankind, given the possibility of using nuclear weapons of mass destruction,” the ALBA declaration reads.
The ALBA countries call on the United States to “cease any type of provocation in the region that could trigger a military confrontation between the two nations.”
ALBA is also calling on the UN Security Council to “promote an immediate dialogue for peace that helps to alleviate tensions in the region.”
“We respectfully address North Korea and South Korea, as civilized and peace-loving nations, to urge them to hold a dialogue with guarantees from the international community that should lead them to find diplomatic ways to resolve their differences and ensure peace between their two nations and the whole world,” ALBA proclaims.
The declaration expresses ALBA’s “strong willingness to make a modest contribution to the preservation of lasting peace in the region.”