When was the peace treaty between North Korea and South Korea signed?
That’s right – to this day, no peace treaty has been signed by North Korea and South Korea which technically means that the two countries are still at war. While the July 1953 armistice may have ended the war at large, it never produced a formal agreement between the two neighbors on the Korean peninsula.
According to the BBC, the decades-old armistice was put in place to suspend open hostilities, create a demilitarized zone, and serve as a mechanism for the transfer or prisoners of war. Although the region has been relatively peaceful since the end of the war, tensions remain high given the North’s desire to develop nuclear weapons.