Voters split over feasibility of President Moon's peace initiative: survey

임장원 기자 Posted : 2017-07-10 11:14 Updated : 2017-07-10 11:14
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South Korean voters largely support President Moon Jae-in's peace initiative toward North Korea, but they are split over its feasibility probably due to an unyielding and hardline stance shown by the nuclear-armed country.

During his trip to Berlin last week, Moon offered to suspend all acts of hostility on the heavily armed inter-Korean border and pledged a security guarantee, a peace treaty and other incentives in return for denuclearization. His proposal was based on a string of peace deals Seoul's previous liberal governments had forged with Pyongyang. There has been no official response yet from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

A survey published by Realmeter, a pollster in Seoul, found that 66.2 percent supported Moon's initiative while 22.5 percent disagreed. Over its feasibility, 47.7 percent gave a positive answer but 41 percent was negative.

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