North Korea: Call to End War Premature

A senior North Korean official said that South Korea declaring an end to the Korean war is premature, but further peace talks are possible if the country waived its double standards and hostile regulations.

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Ri Thae Song said in a statement that the country desires peace in the Korean peninsula, but it was too early to declare that the war has finished. 

South Korean President Moon Jae-in attempted to call the war off during an address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York and said that he intended to progress with his North Korean counterpart through concrete adherence for the Korean peninsula’s stability. It would also mean improving the lives of the people of the DPRK.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, said that the South’s proposition was “interesting and admirable” but said that they should drop illogical prejudices and change their ways to be able to fully end the conflict and improve their diplomatic relationship.

The Korean War was only settled with an armistice rather than a peace treaty, which meant that the war had not yet fully concluded. U.S.-led U.N. forces are making an effort to make North Korea surrender its nuclear weapons. 

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