Saturday, 9 July 2016

S. Korea-U.S. SOFA Must Be Abolished: Spokesman for N. Side Headquarters

  Pyongyang, July 9 (KCNA) -- July 9 marks five decades since the Park Chung-Hee group of traitors fabricated humiliating and unequal "Status of Forces Agreement" (SOFA) together with the U.S. despite unanimous opposition and rejection of the south Korean people.
    A spokesman for the North Side Headquarters of the Nationwide Special Committee for Probing the Truth behind the GIs' Massacres in a statement on Saturday denounced the SOFA as a modern-day slavery agreement that justified the U.S. imperialist aggressors' presence in south Korea and granted them unrestricted privileges in all aspects including jurisdiction and use of land and facilities, and as a humiliating and treacherous agreement unprecedented in the world as it left the sovereignty of south Korea to the tender mercy of the U.S.
    For the last five decades, the U.S. imperialist aggressors, styling themselves a de facto ruler and occupier of south Korea and an entity with extraterritoriality under the pretext of the agreement, inflicted all unspeakable misfortune and pain on its people, the statement said, and went on:
    The outrageous arbitrariness and crimes the U.S. imperialist aggressors committed in south Korea is a tragic product made by their presence in south Korea and the unequal and humiliating SOFA.
    It is too natural that the south Korean people reject the "SOFA as a traitorous document proving south Korea to be a colony of the U.S.," "agreement on impunity for U.S. forces" and "document allowing murder", and struggle for its abolition and the pullout of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces out of south Korea.
    Nevertheless, the Park Geun Hye group is actively backing the unequal and humiliating SOFA and begging for the presence of the U.S. forces in south Korea for an indefinite period while offering a large amount of fund collected from the people as taxes as the upkeep for the U.S. forces, and is running amuck as a shock brigade in executing the U.S. nuclear war moves against the fellow countrymen in the north.
    As long as such pro-U.S. group is left intact, the south Korean people can never be freed from all sorts of misfortune and disgrace, and the Korean nation can never be in peace.
    The U.S., which has inflicted misfortune and pain upon the Korean nation for over seven decades after dividing the Korean peninsula into two, has to understand the strategic position of the DPRK demonstrating its dignity and might as a nuclear power in the East and face up to the trend of the times and drop its anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK and immediately withdraw its aggressor forces from south Korea. -0-

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