The Washington Times - September 7, 2007, 03:09PM
President Bush
PRESIDENT ROH: I think I might be wrong — I think I did not hear President Bush mention the — a declaration to end the Korean War just now. Did you say so, President Bush?\ \ \ PRESIDENT BUSH: I said it’s up to [North Korean Dictator] Kim Jong-il as to whether or not we’re able to sign a peace treaty to end the Korean War. He’s got to get rid of his weapons in a verifiable fashion. And we’re making progress toward that goal. It’s up to him. \ \ \ PRESIDENT ROH: I believe that they are the same thing, Mr. President. If you could be a little bit clearer in your message, I think — \ \ \ PRESIDENT BUSH: I can’t make it any more clear, Mr. President. We look forward to the day when we can end the Korean War. That will end — will happen when Kim Jong-il verifiably gets rid of his weapons programs and his weapons. Thank you, sir.
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— Jon Ward, White House correspondent, The Washington Times