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No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President

By IANS Updated: Aug 17, 2017 9:05 pm

Seoul, August 17 (IANS): South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday said that a war on the Korean peninsula will never happen again and assured that the US will not take any military action against Pyongyang without Seoul’s consent.
In a press conference marking his first 100 days in office, Moon said he wanted “all South Koreans to believe with confidence that there will be no war”, and also downplayed his US counterpart Donald Trump’s belligerent comments over Pyongyang, reports Efe news.
“The US and President Trump also said, no matter what option they take about North Korea, all decisions will be made after consulting with and getting agreement with the Republic of Korea.
“I say this with confidence that there will be no war on the Korean Peninsula ever. I do not necessarily believe that showed his determination to take military options,” Moon said.
He also commented that “the US sought to put maximum pressure and sanctions through the latest UN Security Council resolution,” while at the same time it is “seeking unilateral measures”.
He also called for the resumption of a dialogue with North Korea.
For the past decade under conservative South Korean governments, talks between Seoul and Pyongyang had almost been suspended over Pyongyang’s nuclear tests and ballistic missile developments.

By IANS Updated: Aug 17, 2017 9:05:02 pm