Moon asks U.S. to consider ending the Korean War

Oct 12, 2018, 7:16 AM EDT
Recent statements from Seoul and Washington hint at their diverging stances on tackling N. Korea.
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South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has urged Washington to consider declaring an end to their war on the Korean peninsula if the North “takes certain steps.”

Moon admitted that the denuclearization talks with Pyongyang could involve diplomatic “bumps and bruises” but called N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un “candid,” as he hailed the changes taking place in the country, technically still at war with the U.S. and Seoul, notes the BBC.

Moon said that the steps by N. Korea towards “complete” denuclearization should be met with corresponding efforts by the U.S., and declaring an end to the Korean War would be a fruitful political statement for defusing years of hostilities between the two sides, writes Mail Online.