As the minister pointed out, the war ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty, which is why the peninsula technically remains in a state of war.
Ri Thae Song made statements to the Korean Central News Agency stating that the fact has a symbolic significance as political manifesto.
He also pointed out the fact that South Korea has not ceased its military provocations with the help of the United States, which supports it with billions of dollars.
In the official’s words, the recent US decision of transferring to Australia the technology for building nuclear-powered submarines adds to this.
There is no guarantee that the declaration of the end of the war (…) will result in an end of the hostilities towards the DPRK, he said.
In his words, the interests of each side are different, and the US policy towards the DPRK is the root of all the problems.
‘As long as the political environment surrounding our country and the hostile US policy don’t change, there will be no change, even if the end of the war is declared a hundred times’, he stressed.