North and South Korea vow to end the Korean War in historic accord

Source: CNN

With one step, Kim Jong Un just made history 02:53

Ilsan, South Korea (CNN)The leaders of North and South Korea have committed themselves to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and pledged to bring a formal end to the Korean War, 65 years after hostilities ceased.

In a remarkable day-long summit that weighed heavy with symbolism, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong Un embraced, planted a tree and talked alone for more than 30 minutes.
Then they signed the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula, which commits the two countries to denuclearization and talks to bring a formal end to conflict. It was a startling conclusion to the first meeting between leaders of the two countries in 10 years.
In separate speeches, Kim and Moon promised a new era. Addressing the world’s media live on television for the first time, Kim said the Koreas “will be reunited as one country.” Moon said: “There will not be any more war on the Korean peninsula.”
But behind all the ceremony, at the Panmunjom “peace village” in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea, there were few concrete details. The Panmunjom Declaration largely steered clear of specifics regarding Pyongyang’s nuclear capabilities, and did not set out what North Korea would expect to get in exchange for denuclearization.
The pledge to end the Korean war faces major hurdles — any final peace deal must also involve China and the US, both of whom were participants in the original conflict that began in 1950 when the North Korean People’s Army invaded the South. Although an armistice was signed in 1953, no formal peace treaty was ever concluded, and technically, the peninsula remains at war.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands after announcing the Panmunjom Declaration.

Categories: Asia, North Korea, South Korea

4 replies

  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:
    As we know that Islam is a religion of peace and mercy.
    Why Saudi and Iran cannot make peace just like North Korea and Shouth Korea. Both are not Islam but bith can achieve peace.
    Is it odd? What is wrong with Muslim leaders in Midle East.

    It is very shamful not only Muslim in Middle East but the whole Muslim around the world should be shameful and embarrasing.

    Conflict in Islamic countries has caused milion million Muslim suffred and killed. Can we still say to others that Islam is religion of peace? Can we prove that? I do not think so.

    Thousand we tell to non Muslim that Islam is a religion of peace, no kne buy it. Muslim reaaly need to contemplate it ! And seek the truth.

    All love ❤️

    • Muslims need to listen to the Khalifa of Peace, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad ! Google and you will find !

      • Rafiq—- how can I or people will follow Ahmadiyya if you still show me angry and hate instead of love and care to me.

        Whereas I never use a evil word here but you still erase my comment. You do not accept different thought.
        Riffat accused me “N……” others accused me a non Muslim.. etc —very sad indeed

        Whereas Prophet Muhammad saw was a role of model for mankind, he had the excellent character or moral as role of Model for mankind as following;

        Prophet Muhammad saw was a champion of Patience
        I you show patience, that is indeed the best (course) for those who are patient. (126) And do thou be patient, for thy patience is but from Allah; nor grieve over them: and distress not thyself because of their plots. (127) For Allah is with those who restrain themselves and those who do good. QS 16:128.

        Allah loveth not the utterance of harsh speech save by one who hath been wronged. Allah is ever Hearer, Knower. QS.4:148.

        Prophet Muhammad saw never slander or mock people.
        And Al-Fitnah (sander ) is worse than killing Q.2:191.

        How beautiful prophet Muhammad pbuh character was?
        We should strive to imitate his Charecter. Dont we?

        This my advice to those who like to use evil word or harsh word.

        All our love ❤️

      • you do use harsh words actually. And you repeat yourself a lot. I do not recall that I erased anything the first time you said it. Only after a dozen or so times that you repeat the same thing.

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