After 68 years, the Korean War may finally be over

Glen Norman
April 17, 2018

In February, the South allowed the North to participate in the activities and the two countries marched under a united Korean flag during the opening ceremonies.

At next week's summit between South Korea President Moon Jae-in and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, the two neighbors may release a joint statement saying they will seek to ease military tension and to end confrontation, according to the report.

North and South Korean officials are prepared to announce an official end to the decades long Korean War this week; ending a military conflict between the two nations that have technically been at war since 1950.

The meeting between Kim and Moon, the third inter-Korean summit, will likely pave the way for talks between Kim and President Donald Trump in May or June. "We expect the summit will confirm the denuclearisation will [of North Korea], and hope to have a comprehensive agreement with the North on the matter".

Reclusive North Korea has been pursuing nuclear and missile programs in defiance of UN Security Council sanctions.

While North Korea says it is committed to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, it seems unlikely that Kim will forfeit the weapons ensuring regime survival.

It was recently announced that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un agreed to meet at a summit with President Trump, and that North Korea is also willing to talk denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

For the better part of previous year, North Korea continued to defy global officials' pleas to cease countless nuclear missile and bomb tests, even going so far as to threaten the USA territory of Guam after fierce words from Trump demanding a halt to their increased military activity and bomb testing.

"Without US support and agreement, it will be hard to follow through on inter-Korean agreements".

UN Security Council sanctions imposed since North Korea's first nuclear test in 2006 and strengthened over the past decade aim to cut North Korea off from global trade.

In 1953, North and South Korean leaders met at the "Peace House" in the border village of Panmunjom to sign an armistice ending hostilities in the Korean War.

South Korea has stated that denuclearization could be a topic of discussion during the formal meeting of the nations.

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