Kim Jong-un's sister says North Korea is willing to discuss ending the decades-long Korean War - if South Korea stops its 'hostile' policies
Kim Yo-jong, sister of Kim Jong-un, takes part in the women's ice hockey preliminary round match between Korea and Switzerland during the 2018 Winter Olympics at the Kwandong Hockey Center in Gangneung, Pyeongchang, South Korea, on February 10, 2018.
Kim Yo-jong said North Korea is ready to discuss ending the decades-long Korean War.
She said South Korea must end its "hostile" policies towards the north, the BBC reported.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in asked the United Nations to end the conflict earlier this week.
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Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un, said the country would be ready to discuss ending the decades-long Korean War if South Korea ends its "hostile" policies, the BBC reported on Friday.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in called earlier this week at the UN General Assembly to end the decades-long conflict, an idea that was initially viewed as "premature" by a North Korean minister.
In a statement on Friday, however, Yo-jong said the idea was "admirable" and that North Korea was ready to enter into talks with the south if it ended what it called "hostile policies" towards the north, it said Called report.
"What to drop is the double deals, illogical prejudices, bad habits and hostility to justify your own actions while criticizing our fair exercise of the right to self-defense," she said in a statement.
North and South Korea have been at war since the countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1953. The ceasefire is not synonymous with a peace treaty, which means that the countries are technically still embroiled in the conflict that split the peninsula into two countries seven decades ago.
The comments mark a strong change in tone for yo-jong.
Last month, Yo-jong threatened to increase North Korea's military in response to joint military exercises between the US and South Korea, Insider previously reported.
"The dangerous war exercises that the US and South Korean side are pushing ahead without heeding our repeated warnings will surely see them face a more serious security threat," she said in a statement at the time.
She also accused the US of being "a chief architect destroying peace and stability in the region".
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