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(LEAD) Obama declares Korean War was victory, veterans not forgotten

2013/07/28 09:30

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with details; ADDS photo)

By Lee Chi-dong

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Barack Obama proclaimed Saturday that the Korean War was a victory for his country and its ally South Korea, saying the sacrifice of American veterans will never be forgotten.

"Here today, we can say with confidence that this war was no tie. Korea was a victory," Obama said in a speech at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.