Monday, 27 June 2016

Data on U.S. Crimes Committed in Korean War

 Pyongyang, June 27 (KCNA) -- The 1950-1953 Korean War was the most barbarous war provoked and conducted by the U.S. imperialists against the Korean nation.
    The figures and facts below clearly show that the U.S. imperialists are a herd of wolves in human skin.
    During the war, the U.S. hurled into it more than two million troops, including one third of its ground force, one fifth of the air force and most of the Pacific fleet and troops of its fifteen allies and Japan and south Korea. And it poured 20 billion dollars of military spending and 73 million tons of war supplies, 11 times those used in the Pacific War.
    The U.S. imperialists dropped on Pyongyang City alone at least 428 000 bombs, more than its population, blustering that they would totally remove 78 cities in the northern half of Korea from the world map.
    In 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, delivering bombs 3.7 times those it dropped on the Japan mainland during the Pacific War.
    On the order of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, they also conducted a germ warfare in the northern half of Korea. In the period from early January to March 1952 alone, they dropped various types of germ bombs in 169 areas on a total of 804 installments with mobilization of hundreds of war planes.
    And the U.S. imperialists used even chemical weapons, prohibited under the international convention, in cities, counties and frontline areas of the DPRK.
    Due to such cruel actions, 1.23 million innocent inhabitants were killed in the northern half of Korea during the war.
    In Sinchon County alone, the U.S. imperialists massacred more than 35 000 citizens, a quarter of its population, in less than two months.
    Such mass killings were made in the southern half of Korea, too. The U.S. imperialists slaughtered at least one million innocent inhabitants under the pretext of "operations for routing communist bandits and arresting all persons in touch with bandits" during the war.
    In the war the U.S. imperialists destroyed more than 18 000 enterprises and financial institutions and 4 878 920 public buildings and houses and reduced 976 900 hectares of cropland into desolate land.
    The Korean people will never forget the barbarity committed by the U.S. imperialists in the last Korean War, but force them to pay dearly for their crimes without fail. -0-

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