August 13, 2008: Japan and North Korea agree on procedures to deal with the issue of abduction. Pyongyang pledges to complete a new investigation into the fate of abducted Japanese nationals by the fall of 2008 and to allow Tokyo access to places, documents and interviews in North Korea to conduct its own investigations. In exchange, Japan says it is ready to lift some travel restrictions between the two countries and discuss easing North Korea`s access to Japanese ports. The agreement is not being implemented within the agreed time frame. April 27, 2017: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says in an interview with NPR that the U.S. is open to direct talks with North Korea on the “right agenda.” He says denuclearization is always the goal of any agreement. Lend-Lease was hailed by the Soviet Union and President Roosevelt placed the highest priority in maintaining the Soviet Union in the war against Germany. Nevertheless, the programme did not prevent friction between the Soviet Union and other members of the anti-Hitler alliance. The Soviet Union was furious at the apparently long delay of the Allies in opening a “second front” of the Allied offensive against Germany.
As the war in the east turned in favour of the Soviet Union, and despite the successful Allied landings in Normandy in 1944, previous tensions over irreconcilable differences over post-war objectives within the anti-axis coalition intensified. Lend-Lease helped the Soviet Union drive the Germans out of its territory and Eastern Europe, speeding up the end of the war. With the takeover of Stalin`s Eastern Europe, the war alliance ended and the Cold War began. Under international law, a treaty is a legally binding agreement between states (countries). A treaty can be called a convention, protocol, pact, agreement, etc. It is the content of the agreement, not its name, that makes it a treaty. Thus, the Geneva Protocol and the Biological Weapons Convention are the two treaties, although neither treaty in its name. Under U.S. law, a treaty is a legally binding agreement between countries that requires ratification and “consultation and approval” of the Senate. All other agreements (internationally treated) are called executive agreements, but are nevertheless legally binding on the United States under international law.
The Constitution provides that the President “has the power to enter into contracts by the council and the approval of the Senate, subject to the agreement of two-thirds of the senators present” (Article II, Section 2). Constitutional advocates have given the Senate some of the power of the treaty to give the president the advantage of the Council and the Senate Council to review the power of the president and preserve the sovereignty of states by giving each state an equal voice in the treaty-making process.