North Korea at UN calls for peace treaty

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) poses with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong at the United Nations during the Annual General Assembly on October 1, 2015 in New YorkNorth Korea’s foreign minister told the United Nations on Thursday that a peace treaty was urgently needed to prevent a repeat of the military standoff that rattled Asia two months ago. Tensions soared on the Korean peninsula in August following a rare exchange of cross-border fire that also saw North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un put his frontline troops on war-footing. “Having gone through the August incident that made northeast Asia and the entire world hold their breadth in anxiety, it has become a crucial issue today to replace the armistice agreement with a peace treaty with no further delay,” Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong told the UN General Assembly.

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