U.S. hints at declaring end to Korean War

By | November 20, 2006

US hints at declaring end to Korean War

Officials from U.S. President George W. Bush on down went out of their way to highlight the incentives they are dangling – from economic cooperation to a formal end to the Korean War – if Pyongyang gives up its nuclear weapons programs.

White House spokesman Tony Snow said on Saturday the list of what the United States might do includes “a declaration of the end of the Korean War and moving forward on economic cooperation, cultural, educational and other ties.”

The 1950-1953 Korean War ended with an armistice, rather than a formal peace treaty.

“We want the North Korean leaders to hear that if it gives up its weapons – nuclear weapons ambitions – that we would be willing to enter into security arrangements with the North Koreans as well as move forward new economic incentives for the North Korean people,” – herald

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