Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
The Rise of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Reveals a Harsh Truth US Shutdown: Congress Passes Bill, Trump Claims Victory Saudi Arabia May Get $100 Billion from Jailed Princes, Officials Paying Their Way Out of Prison Time Lebanese President Sets May 6 as Election Day Steven Spielberg: «Israel’s» Man Iraq Sets Parliamentary Elections for May 12 Sayyed Nasrallah’s Full Speech on January 19, 2018 Somalia President Sacks Mayor of Mogadishu Pence, King Abdullah Clash over US Recognition of Al-Quds UK Reaffirms Commitment to Palestinian Refugees, Pledges to Fund UNRWA #Bahraini Regime Forces Detain Dozens from all #Bahraini Provinces after Dawn Raids, Take Them to Unknown Destination #Yemen: 8 Civlians, including 4 Children, Martyred in a #Saudi Airstrike on their car in #Saada #Yemeni Missile Force Launches a Short-range Ballistic Missile on the #Saudi Najran Force Military Base #Syrian Army, Allies Start Storming the Abo Dhhour Military Airbase #Syrian Army, Allies Advance towards the intersection of Om Joura town near the Abu Dhhour Military Airbase 11 Killed, 46 Injured in #Turkey Bus Crash Sayyed #Nasrallah: #Hezbollah affirms its rejection of the #American arrogance and the #Zionist scheme Sayyed #Nasrallah: There are #Arab regimes that continue to pressure the #Palestinians to accept the little presented to them Sayyed #Nasrallah: One of the major challenges #Iraqi forces are to face is to reject the presence of #US forces Sayyed #Nasrallah to the #Americans: If you want not to return to our region, ask your allies in the region and the world not to support #Daesh
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Asia-Pacific » Asia-Pacific...

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
S Korea: There Will Be No War on Korean Peninsula
Local Editor

There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In stated Thursday, adding that Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North's nuclear and missile programs.

S Korea: There Will Be No War on Korean Peninsula

Tensions have soared on the peninsula in recent months, with Pyongyang carrying out its first successful tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile [ICBM], bringing much of the US within range.

Last week it threatened to send a salvo of rockets towards the US territory of Guam - although it appears to have backed off for now - while US President Donald Trump promised "fire and fury" and said that Washington's weapons were "locked and loaded."

The intense rhetoric on both sides raised fears of a miscalculation leading to catastrophic consequences - Pyongyang has vast artillery forces deployed within range of Seoul, where millions of people live.

But Moon stressed: "I will prevent war at all cost."

"I want all South Koreans to believe with confidence that there will be no war," he told a press conference marking his first 100 days in office.

The US has been the South's security guarantor since the end of the Korean War in 1953, which left the peninsula divided and technically still in a state of conflict with no peace treaty signed.

Washington has 28,500 troops stationed in the country to protect it from the North.

Moon, however, said Seoul effectively had a veto on military action by the US.

Washington and Trump had agreed that "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."

Trump's rhetoric raised alarm among observers but Moon, who visited Washington at the end of June, declined to criticize his choice of words.

The US leader was "trying to pressure North Korea by showing a firm resolution," he said.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

17-08-2017 | 10:43


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top