Korean war veterans salute before a monument during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean war, at the Baengmagoji War Memorial in Cheorwon, near the DMZ separating North and South Korea. Photo: AFPKorean war veterans salute before a monument during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean war, at the Baengmagoji War Memorial in Cheorwon, near the DMZ separating North and South Korea. Photo: AFP
Korean war veterans salute before a monument during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean war, at the Baengmagoji War Memorial in Cheorwon, near the DMZ separating North and South Korea. Photo: AFP

Korean war 70th anniversary sees calls for peace, disarmament

  • North Korea invaded the US-backed South in 1950, triggering a bloody three-year war which technically still continues
  • South Korea and the US reaffirmed their commitment to defending peace, while North Korea said it needs its nuclear arsenal to deter a US invasion
Topic |   South Korea
Korean war veterans salute before a monument during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean war, at the Baengmagoji War Memorial in Cheorwon, near the DMZ separating North and South Korea. Photo: AFPKorean war veterans salute before a monument during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean war, at the Baengmagoji War Memorial in Cheorwon, near the DMZ separating North and South Korea. Photo: AFP
Korean war veterans salute before a monument during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean war, at the Baengmagoji War Memorial in Cheorwon, near the DMZ separating North and South Korea. Photo: AFP
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