US, China, and Korea want to officially end Korean War after almost 60 years

Today, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that the United States, China, and North and South Korea agree in principle on formally ending the Korean War. That war raged on the Korean peninsula between 1950 and 1953.

During a visit to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Canberra, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, Moon said that his government would do everything it could to bring about such an official end to the war. Moon said he believes this could revitalize stalled peace talks between South and North Korea and talks between North Korea and the US.

China sided with North Korea during the Korean War, which the Soviet Union also aided. South Korea was supported by the United States and the United Nations. In 1953 there was an armistice, but the war never officially ended.

President Moon said earlier this year that he planned to use his last year in office to bring “irreversible peace” to the Korean peninsula.

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