South Korea and the U.S. may indeed have "somewhat different perspectives" on the idea of declaring a formal end to the Korean War, as reported recently, but those perspectives should not be seen as a broader "difference of opinion."
This is what senior Blue House secretary for public communication, Park Soo-hyun, said in a radio interview on Thursday with YTN.
He was responding to speculation that the U.S. is reluctant to go along with President Moon's proposed end-of-war declaration.
Park added that the Korean Peninsula peace process must take an extremely careful, gradual path, and that the allies will continue to have in-depth discussions on the matter.
Park's comments came after U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Tuesday that the allies may have "somewhat different perspectives" on the precise timing or conditions for different steps in bringing the North back to dialogue.