North Korea says it hopes for peace and summit with South Korea

21:10, 25 September 2021
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North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim You Jong said that the North is still hoping for talks with its South neighbour adding that respect between the two countries must first be ensured.

"I think that only when impartiality and the attitude of respecting each other are maintained, can there be smooth understanding between the north and the south," she said.

She also said that there is a noticeable desire of the South Korean people to officially end the war between the two neighbouring countries.

"I felt that the atmosphere of the South Korean public desiring to recover the inter-Korean relations from a deadlock and achieve peaceful stability as soon as possible is irresistibly strong. We, too, have the same desire," she added.

Her words come just after North Korea said that the US and the South must stop with their hostile policy and the use of double standards if they want dialogue to resume.

Kim added that if the talks resume they might solve the Korean crisis and deal with various issues including "the re-establishment of the north-south joint liaison office and the north-south summit, to say nothing of the timely declaration of the significant termination of the war."

Technically NATO and North Korea are still at war as back in 1953 they signed an armistice and not a full peace treaty.

For a long while North Korea was aiming at an official end of the war but the United States did not agree due to Korea’s nuclear weapon issue.

Earlier, North Korea condemned the AUKUS agreement, between Australia, the US, and the UK, within which Australia will be provided with technologies of nuclear-powered submarines, saying that it will trigger a “nuclear arms race.”