Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- The Canadian Institute for World Studies posted on its website an article on Jan. 11 disclosing the thrice-cursed war crimes such as indiscriminate bombing and use of biochemical weapons committed by the U.S. during the Korean War.
Recalling that the DPRK has been exposed to the U.S. sanctions,
pressure and threat of aggression for the last several decades after the
war, the article noted that the U.S. imperialist aggressive policy is,
indeed, a factor of threatening peace in the Korean Peninsula and the
rest of the world.
The U.S. is the aggressor and provocateur who has brought all sorts of misfortune and disasters to the Korean people.
Clark, commander of the "UN Forces" in the closing period of the
Korean War, conducted operations to destroy, burn and kill everything,
blustering that he would completely erase 78 cities of north Korea on
the map in order to reduce it to debris.
U.S. planes dropped at least 428 000 bombs over Pyongyang alone more
than its population, turning it into debris. During the whole period of
the war, flying corps of the U.S. air force made more than 800 000
sorties and those of the marines and navy over 250 000 sorties, dropping
nearly 600 000 tons of bombs or 3.7 times those it dropped over the
land of Japan during the Pacific War. That meant 18 bombs per one square
The U.S. also waged germ warfare and chemical warfare against all areas of the DPRK.
Its hundreds of planes made a total of 804 sorties to drop all types
of germ bombs over 169 areas of the DPRK in the period from early
January to March, 1952.
It used chemical weapons prohibited by the international convention
in cities, counties and frontline areas of the DPRK from Feb. 1951 to
July, 1953. It had massively sprayed poisonous gas since its
indiscriminate air raids over Nampho City in May, 1951.
It has intentionally and periodically escalated the tension in the
Korean Peninsula over the past several decades after the war.
Asserting that the U.S. suffered a heavy defeat in the Korean War as
it did not use A-bomb," it shaped nuclear war scenarios calling for the
use of nuclear weapons in case of the outbreak of the second Korean
The number of the nuclear weapons introduced and deployed by the
U.S. in south Korea steadily increased. It reached more than 1 000 in
the 1970s and over 1 720 in the 1990s, turning south Korea into the
biggest arsenal of nuclear weapons in the world.
The U.S. has staged north-targeted nuclear war exercises under
various codenames after massively introducing nuclear strike means such
as a super-large nuclear carrier, Aegis destroyer and nuclear submarine,
painting them as "defensive and annual ones."
In order to improve the maneuverability and offensive capability of
the U.S. forces present in south Korea, the U.S. has steadily increased
the number and scale of all forms of military exercises under the
pretext of coping with the so-called "provocation" and "nuclear threat"
from the north. It is thus leading the situation to the brink of a war.
The U.S. forces' presence in south Korea has not only turned the
Korean Peninsula into the hottest spot but also posed a serious threat
to peace and security in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world.
Their withdrawal from south Korea is the urgent requirement of the
times aspiring after durable peace and prosperity in the Korean
Peninsula and Northeast Asia.
The U.S. should put an end to its war actions by pulling its troops out of south Korea as soon as possible. -0-