The “Ulji Freedom Guardian”(UFG) joint military drills the Lee Muyng-bak clan is staging with the US imperialists in the sky and on the sea and ground from August 16 arouse a shock and anger among the entire Korean nation and the world peace-loving people.
Some 40 civic organizations including the People for Peace and Reunification, the Solidarity for Progress and the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions called a press conference on August 16 in front of the south Korea-US Combined Forces Command and condemned that the UFG is evidently a war exercise to invade the north in terms of its scale, content and nature.
Holding that the war drills staging under the pretext of the warship “Cheonan” case further aggravated the tension on the Korean Peninsula, they condemned the current regime which conducts the joint military drills with the US.
That day, members of the North Jeolla Provincial Headquarters of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, the North Jeolla Provincial Committee of the Democratic Labor Party and the North Jeolla Provincial Federation of the National Federation of Peasants Associations held a press conference in front of the provincial office to denounce the war maniacs chanting slogans such as “Stop the UFG which threatens the peace of the Korean Peninsula!”, “The term of defensive drill is a lie. Stop the drill for invading the north!”.
They stressed that they would hold press conferences and information services throughout south Korea during the period of the UFG so as to demonstrate their will against war for peace.
A rally against the war drill was also held in front of the Bucheon city office.
Prior to that, civic organizations held a rally on August 15 in Seoul calling on the US imperialists and the puppet warmongers to stop their joint war drills and conclude a peace treaty.
After the rally the participants marched along the streets holding posters and placards reading “Stop war drills but conclude peace treaty!”, “Implement the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration!” and “We condemn the US which shirks the dialogue and negotiations!”.
Organizations of different countries including the Association for the Study of Songun Politics, the Juche Idea Study Group and the Korean Friendship Association in the UK, and the Swiss-Korea Committee and the Swiss Juche Idea Study Group conducted brisk anti-imperialist anti-war solidarity activities against the war drills of the US imperialists and the south Korean warmongers.
The US imperialists and the Lee Myung-bak group should not run amuck mulling over the grave consequences to be entailed by the north-targeted war drills which wreck peace and security of the Korean Peninsula.