SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday that his country would be able to seek a fundamental solution for the denuclearized Korean Peninsula if the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) stops provocation.
Moon made the remarks on his flight to South Korea from New York after ending his four-day trip to attend the UN General Assembly, according to the presidential Blue House.
"There is currently no choice but for the international community to pressure North Korea (DPRK) with one voice," Moon told reporters aboard the Air Force One.
When the tensions were escalated so high like now, Moon said, it would be hard to seek an alternative solution to the peninsula issue.
The South Korean leader, however, noted that he would be able to seek a more fundamental solution if Pyongyang stops provocation and the current tensions are overcome.
Touching on the demand for a creative diplomatic solution to the peninsula issue, Moon said the creative diplomatic solution to sever the vicious cycle of DPRK provocation and its consequent sanction could be considered only when tensions are eased.
He repeatedly emphasized the importance of escaping from the vicious cycle of provocations and sanctions as early as possible, describing it as a "big task" facing South Korea.