Thursday, 6 August 2020
Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Of late, intense anti-US and anti-government actions are being waged across south Korea.
Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the national liberation day, civic organizations including the South Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration and the South Headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea’s Reunification are expressing their strong opposition to the US hostile policy towards north Korea and the south Korean authorities’ humiliating attitude to the US.
Some days ago, the Promotion Committee for Meeting National Independence composed of 180 civic organizations of different strata held rallies simultaneously in Seoul, Daegu and Busan in demand of the withdrawal of the US forces from south Korea, dissolution of the south Korea-US working group and suspension of south Korea-US joint military exercise and in denunciation of the US pressure on south Korea's share of defense cost for the US forces.
The committee made public a declaration on the current situation signed by 3,700 civic organizations and 22, 400 personages to express their will to launch actions against the US deriding the national sovereignty and the south Korean authorities’ submissive approach to the US.
Meanwhile, civic bodies including the Reunification Vanguard against the US held a rally outside the US embassy in Seoul and made a tour the US military bases situated in Seongju, Cheongju, Gwangju and Busan to launch the drive for peace against war, carrying slogans written “Expel the US army for germ warfare and THAAD base!” and “Opposition to establishment of the US ammunition depot!”.
It is their expression of discontent at the US which deems south Korea as a colonial and dependent one and weapon market, engages itself in arbitrariness and plunder and at pro-US treacherous elements.
The AINDF, together with various circles of the south Korean people, would accelerate a vigorous drive to realize the people’s desire to lead a peaceful life free from the foreign forces and war.
The south Korean authorities have become ever more undisguised in their moves to sustain the military confrontation with the DPRK.
The Agency for Defense Development of south Korea developed ballistic missile Hyunmoo-4 with effective range and warhead capable of striking the DPRK, while clamoring about it would greatly threaten the DPRK.
The defense budget of south Korea has been increased two times as compared with those in the corresponding period of last year and the defense budget for this year has reached to the top notch.
The south Korean authorities is going to increase range of its ballistic missile by help of the US, revealing its attempt to launch a spy satellite powered by solid fuel in the near future.
Meantime, they are stepping up the development and introduction of the latest weaponry by embarking on development of electronic magnetic pulse for destroying underground bunker of the DPRK and purchasing twenty F-35Bs capable of vertical taking off and landing out of forty stealth fighters from the US.
It is intolerable as it is a reckless military showdown with the DPRK.
Peace, much touted by the south Korean authorities, is deceptive.
The current situation proves that the present regime is little short of the past conservative regimes.
It is crystal clear that the south Korean authorities’ heedless action may entail the baneful consequences.
Broad segments of south Korean people are intensively waging an action for peace against war, while lashing out at the south Korean authorities’ development of cutting-edge weapons for military confrontation with the DPRK.
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK (ASSPUK) , the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea, the UK Korean Friendship Association (UK KFA ) ,and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification in Korea (BSCPRKP)) ,issued the following joint statement on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Korea from Japanese imperialist rule on August 15th :