South Korean President Moon Jae In has regretted that the two countries have not signed peace with neighboring North Korea seventy years after the war began, and has therefore advocated further progress in this regard and warned notwithstanding that any threat from the Kim Jong Un’s regime is answered with a “fixed answer”.
The conflict that began on June 25, 1950 ended three years later, but not with a peace treaty but with an armistice that has kept the two Koreas technically at war since then. In 2018, Moon and Kim advocated unpaid accounts settlement in an unprecedented approach that now appears to be broken by the escalation of tensions.
Moon made a speech at an air base to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the start of the conflict and reminded that the end of the conflict cannot “really” be thought because “the war is not over”. For this reason, he asked Pyongyang to face the challenge of “ending the most painful war in the history of the world”.
“If we want to talk about unification, we must first achieve peace,” because “only if peace has been maintained for a long period of time can we have an open door to unification,” said South Korean President Yonhap Agency.