Europe wide statement of the Korean Friendship AssociationBranches of the Korean Friendship Association (KFA) in the UK, Ireland ,Spain,Basque Country, Belgium, Netherlands ,Denmark,Switzerland, and Poland and also European Preparatory Committee for the Grand Meeting to Praise the Great Persons of Mt Paektu issued a joint statement on the recent imposition of sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK);
On the 27th of May the European Union(EU) announced harsh sanctions against the DPRK , on top of the ones announced in April by EU and in addition to long standing EU sanctions against the DPRK.
These sanctions are draconian in the extreme as they ban any ships and aircraft from ring the DPRK from entering the EU as well the curtailment of economic co-operation and restrictions on banking.
The EU's justification for this is spurious .The EU claims it is because of nuclear and missile tests carried out by the DPRK. They ignore the fact that it is the independent and sovereign right of the DPRK to take self-defensive measures such as nuclear and missile tests in response to the threats to the DPRK's independence posed by US imperialism . The DPRK has only carried only 0.18 per cent of the world's nuclear tests. However EU member states have carried out nearly 15 per cent of the world's nuclear tests.The EU has 500 nuclear warheads held by some of its member states. Several EU member states also have ballistic missiles. The EU is a major arms trader. Thus the EU's condemnation of the DPRK is extremely hypocritical.
The EU sanctions against the DPRK is a mean device to to attempt to impede the building of socialism in the DPRK and undermine the DPRK's sovereignty . They are a hostile act
We demand the EU revokes the sanctions against the DPRK at
KFA United Kingdom
KFA Basque Country
European Regional Preparatory Committee to Praise the Great Persons born
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektuof Mt Paektu