South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday there would be no second war on the Korean Peninsula, after heightened tensions between North Korea and the United States over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.
At a press conference to mark his first 100 days in office, Moon declared he would “prevent war at all cost.” The AFP quoted the president as saying: “All South Koreans have worked so hard together to rebuild the country from the ruins of the Korean War.”
South Korea is still technically at war with the North, despite a cessation of hostilities 64 years ago. “I want all South Koreans to believe with confidence there will be no war,” the president said. Read more