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World North Korea says Moon Jae-in's call to declare end of Korean War is premature North Korea says South Korea's call to declare end of Korean War is premature

08:20  24 september  2021
08:20  24 september  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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South Korea ' s call to declare a formal end to the Korean War is premature as there is no guarantee it would lead to the withdrawal of "US hostile policy" toward Pyongyang, North Korean state media KCNA reported on Friday, citing Vice Foreign Minister Ri Thae Song.

TOKYO — North Korea said Friday it was " premature " to declare a formal end to the Korean War , a reference to renewed efforts by South Korean President Moon Jae - in to put the agreement back on the table amid stalled nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. In a statement issued via state media, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Ri Thae Song said Moon ’ s calls for the end - of - war declaration carried no guarantee it would lead to the withdrawal of “U. S . hostile policy toward” North Korea . Sustained fighting in the Korean War ended with an armistice agreement in 1953, but the two

South Korea's call to declare a formal end to the Korean War is premature as there is no guarantee it would lead to the withdrawal of "US hostile policy" toward Pyongyang, North Korean state media KCNA reported on Friday, citing Vice Foreign Minister Ri Thae Song.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in addresses the UN General Assembly on September 21 in New York. © Timothy A. Clary/Pool/Getty Images South Korean President Moon Jae-in addresses the UN General Assembly on September 21 in New York.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday repeated a call for a formal end to the Korean War in an address to the UN General Assembly and proposed that the two Koreas with the United States, or with the US and China, make such a declaration.

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South Korea President Moon Jae - in has argued that such a declaration would encourage North Korea to give up to denuclearize.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Korea President Moon Jae - in on Tuesday addressed the U.N. General Assembly and repeated a call for a declaration to formally end the 1950-1953 Korean War . “I once again urge the community of nations to mobilize its strengths for the end - of - war declaration on the North Korea has brushed off U. S . calls for a return to dialogue and the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said this week that Pyongyang’ s nuclear program is going “full steam ahead.” Reporting by Michelle Nichols at the United Nations and Michael Martina, David Brunnstrom and Doina Chiacu in

The two Koreas are still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a ceasefire rather than a peace treaty.

"Nothing will change as long as the political circumstances around the DPRK remains unchanged and the US hostile policy is not shifted, although the termination of the war is declared hundreds of times," Ri said on KCNA, using North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.


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"The US withdrawal of its double standards and hostile policy is the top priority in stabilizing the situation of the Korean peninsula and ensuring peace on it."

On Friday, Moon said he was confident that Pyongyang will realize it is in its interest to come to dialogue with Washington, but was not certain that moment would come during his term, which ends in 2022.

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Korea President Moon Jae - in on Tuesday addressed the United Nations General Assembly and repeated a call for a declaration to formally end the 1950-1953 Korean War . "I once again urge the community of nations to mobilize its strengths for the end - of - war declaration on "I propose that three parties of the two Koreas and the U. S ., or four parties of the two Koreas, the U. S . and China come together and declare that the War on the Korean Peninsula is over," he said . (Reporting by Michelle Nichols at the United Nations and Michael Martina, David Brunnstrom

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae - in embraced after pledging on Friday to work for the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," punctuating a day of smiles and handshakes at the first inter- Korean summit in more than a decade. North Korea TV says the country will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site – Apr 21, 2018. It’ s not the first time leaders of North and South Korea have declared their hope for peace, and two earlier summits, in Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007, failed to halt the North ’ s weapons programs or improve relations in a lasting way.

"It seems that North Korea is still weighing options while keeping the door open for talks, since it is only raising tension at a low level, just enough for the US to not break off all contact," said Moon, speaking to reporters aboard South Korea's presidential jet as he flew back to Seoul from the US after addressing the UN General Assembly.

On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden addressed the UN assembly and said the US wants "sustained diplomacy" to resolve the crisis surrounding North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

North Korea has rejected US overtures to engage in dialog and the head of the UN atomic watchdog said this week that Pyongyang's nuclear program is going "full steam ahead."

North Korea and South Korea test fired ballistic missiles last week, the latest volley in an arms race in which both nations have developed increasingly sophisticated weapons amid fruitless efforts to start talks to defuse tensions.

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