South Korean President Renews Call for End of Korean War

South Korean President Moon Jae-in recalled during the United Nations General Assembly 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 Korean Peninsula,” Moon said.

Moon also proposed to the other countries to declare that the war on the Korean Peninsula would be over.

“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.

Moon also said that an end-of-war declaration will mark a “pivotal point of departure in creating a new order of reconciliation and cooperation on the Korean Peninsula.”

Though the armistice ended the hostilities, North Korea and the U.S.-led U.N. Command were still formally at war. 

Moon has suggested that such a declaration might encourage North Korea to abandon its denuclearization efforts. Washington demands Pyongyang first give up its nuclear weapons.

On Tuesday, U.S. President Joe Biden addressed the United Nations General Assembly, saying that the U.S. was seeking “serious and persistent diplomacy to accomplish the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”


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