DPRK urges U.S. to sign peace treaty on Korean Peninsula

In a statement released by state news agency KCNA, a spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry said Pyongyang reaffirms its stance to replace the armistice agreement following the end of the Korean War with a peace treaty, in order to defuse tension and create peace on the peninsula.

According to the spokesman, the DPRK urges the United States to “part with its anachronistic policy” and “boldly make a policy switchover,” in which case the DPRK is open for constructive dialogue and will help Washington “clear its security concerns” on the peninsula.

The spokesman said a message about this proposal has been sent via an official channel to the U.S. side and that a U.S. response to it is expected.

The two Koreas are still technically at war because the 1950-53 Korean War was ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.

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