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South Korea's Moon Jae-in says North Korea nearing red line
14:21, 17 August 2017
South Korea's Moon Jae-in says North Korea nearing red line

Moon Jae-In promised there will not be another war on the Korean Peninsula

14:21, 17 August 2017

Reuters

South Korean President urged North Korea not to "cross the red line". Moon Jae-in, the South Korean President, said that during a news conference in Seoul marking his first 100 days in office on Aug. 17, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea, Reuters reported.

"I would consider that North Korea is crossing a red line if it launches an intercontinental ballistic missile again and weaponizes it by putting a nuclear warhead on top of the missile," President Moon Jae-in said.

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He also said on Tuesday his government would prevent war by all means.

"Military action on the Korean peninsula can only be decided by South Korea and no one else can decide to take military action without the consent of South Korea. The government, putting everything on the line, will block war by all means," Moon said.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in also noted that he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its missile and nuclear tests.

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Korean war is an armed conflict between DPRK and South Korea in 1950 – 1953. The began when North Korea invaded South Korea. USSR air forces and Chinese military contingent were involved on the side of the DPRK and the USA and the U.S.-led coalition countries were involved on the side of the South Korea. Recent scholarship puts the full battle death toll on all sides at just over 1.2 million.

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