“We don’t want a second tragedy of war” – South Korean President

August 8, 2017

SEOUL – South Korea’s President, Moon Jae-in, has told U.S. President Donald Trump that South Korea will never accept the recurrence of a second tragedy of war on the Korean Peninsula. The two Presidents spoke by telephone yesterday to discuss ways to co-operate in jointly responding to North Korea.

South Korean State media reported Moon as telling Trump: “The North Korean nuclear weapons issue needs to ultimately be resolved in a peaceful, diplomatic manner based on close co-operation between the Republic of Korea and the U.S.

“Through strong pressure and sanctions backed by the strong Korea-U.S. alliance, we need to work together to lead the North down the path toward dialogue. 
“We should also show Pyongyang that the door to dialogue remains open whenever it chooses to give up its nuclear weapons and make the right decision.”  

Of the resolution adopted on North Korea by the U.N. Security Council on Augusrt 5, Moon said:  “The Council passed the - unprecedented - strongest-ever resolution on North Korea thanks to the co-operation of China and Russia. I hope this latest resolution can offer the opportunity to lead North Korea to make a change in its attitude. :   www.koreanet.kr (ATI).