Did you know that technically North and South Korea have been at war for the past 60 years?
(It’s ok, neither did I)
Apparently, this is because in 1953 at the end of the Korean War, North Korea never officially signed the peace treaty. Unfortunately, in the past fews days N. Korea has decided that even tentative peace is no longer an option.
After receiving U.N. Sanctions for performing nuclear tests and the completion of the annual US-South Korean military exercises, the N. Koreans feel that they’ve been insulted and they’re angry. This anger has led to Saturday’s declaration that North Korea will be entering “a state of war” with South Korea and its allies.
Reports are that on Thursday leader Kim Jong-un decided “the time has come to settle accounts with the US imperialists” and on Saturday the nation issued this statement: “From this time on, the North-South relations will be entering the state of war and all issues raised between the North and the South will be handled accordingly”.
In summation, it’s a tough time right now for South Korea and the rest of the world. And although we ultimately don’t have control of the outcome, the best thing to do in this situation is to pay attention and stay informed.
Hoping for Change, Praying for Peace.