President Moon Jae-in on Thursday urges North Korea to give up its nuclear program. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. President Moon Jae-in on Thursday (September 28) urged North Korea to give up its nuclear program during a speech held on South Korea's 69th Armed Forces Day. Moon added that South Korea's cooperation with the international community to curb the North's nuclear ambitions is at its highest level ever. South Korea's Armed Forces Day traditionally falls on October 1, to commemorate the day in 1950 when South Korean forces broke through the 38th parallel during the Korean War. But this year, the ceremony was held early, in order to avoid a clash with the local Chuseok holiday, local media reported. Tensions are high on the Korean peninsula since Pyongyang's sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3, which was followed by the country's latest missile launch that sent a projectile flying over Japan and into the Pacific.