North Korean officials announced a series of shocks this week when they responded to a call for a resumption of hostilities by South Korea as the two countries would publicly end the Korean War.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s call for a move this week is aimed at making progress in talks with North Korea.
North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Ri Thae Song said on Thursday that it was too early to announce the end of the Korean War.
This comes at a time when the United States continues to pursue plans against its country. He cited the example of US troops in South Korea and the whole of East Asia.
However, North Korea changed its tone a few hours later in a statement issued by Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong Un.
Kim Yo Jong, who has played a key role in relations between his country and South Korea in recent years, called for the announcement of the end of the civil war between the two countries as a good idea. He also called for talks between the two sides on the issue.
All he asked was for South Korea to change the language it uses about its country.
The end to the long-running war between North and South Korea has been the source of a long-running feud between the United States and South Korea, which is often out of the question.
A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Defense, John Kirby, said this week that the United States supports talks on ending the Korean War in the Gulf.