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UN never commanded troops on Korean Peninsula: spokesman


UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua): The United Nations never commanded any troops during the 1950s Korean war, a UN spokesman said on Friday, reacting to a call from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for an end to the “UN Command” in South Korea.

“The United Nations has never had any role in the command of any armed forces deployed in the Korean peninsula,” said Eduardo del Buey, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, at a daily news briefing.

“In particular, the United Nations did not at any time have a role in the command of forces operating in Korea under the unified command between 1950 and 1953,” he said.

Del Buey’s comment came in response to a request for reaction to the DPRK’s call for an end to the UN Command, made by the DPRK’ s Ambassador Sin Son Ho only minutes earlier, here at UN Headquarters.

The spokesman explained that Ban “is just getting off the plane from China now,” would be reading a transcript of the statement read by Sin and would have a reaction later in the day.

Sin called for “the dissolution of the UN Command” on the Korean Peninsula.

The Pyongyang envoy said it was “only misused by the United States” and “has nothing to do with the United Nations,” adding, ” The UN Command is the U.S. Command in essence.”

Armed forces from members of the United Nations operated in Korea under a “unified command” headed up by the United States to aid South Korea.

At the daily briefing, del Buey also was asked about Sin’s rejection of UN Security Council sanctions imposed on the DPRK for its nuclear program and calling them “blackmail.”

“The secretary-general continues to encourage the DPRK to build trust with neighboring countries (and) to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue,” del Buey said. “He’s also urged the DPRK to comply with all relevant Security Council resolutions to achieve a verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

The Korean War came to a halt with a cease-fire on July 27, 1953, when the Armistice Agreement was signed in Panmunjom on the border of the DPRK and South Korea. But the war is not officially over because no peace treaty has ever been signed.

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