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London 1st of March Juche 107(2018)
The Association for the Study of Songun Politics(ASSPUK) , Juche Idea Study Group of England (JISGE), the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula (BSCPRKP)issued the following joint statement to support the press statement of the director of Policy Research of the Institute for American Studies of the DPRK Foreign Ministry concerning the sanctions imposed on the DPRK on the 23rd of February ;
The statement of the director of Policy Research of the DPRK Foreign Ministry denounces the harsh and draconian sanctions imposed on People's Korea on the 23rd of February . Some 27 shipping and trading companies, 28 vessels and 1 individual - of the DPRK and other countries combined, under the pretext of prohibiting so-called sanctions evasion practices and illegal means used to facilitate ship-to-ship transfer of coal and fuel, and it ridiculously trumpeted that this would be "the largest sanctions ever imposed on the DPRK.
The statement rightly says "The anti-DPRK sanctions and pressure by the Trump group can be described as "harshest" ever seen in history in light of its vicious and reactionary nature.".
The Trump regime is not only imposing sanctions on the DPRK but on companies , entities and individuals of third countries. The US aims to stop other countries trading with the DPRK, thus not only violating the DPRK's sovereignty but that of third countries !
Trump has gone further than any other US administration in imposing sanctions on People's Korea . During just over 1 year of Trump's rule in the US , sanctions have been imposed12 times through Treasury Department and State Department targeting 65 individuals, 56 entities and 45 vessels of the DPRK, and 32 entities, 12 individuals and 9 vessels of other countries allegedly involved in transactions with the DPRK; 219 designations in total. This already more than the whole 8 years of Obama's administration and actually nearly 20 times the number of sanctions imposed during the period of Bush's presidency in the US. Trump is frenetically imposing sanctions on the DPRK as if there is no tomorrow !
Obama had imposed very comprehensive sanctions on the DPRK but Trump was not satisfied and imposed several rounds of sanctions on the DPRK.
The people of the world are now criticising Trump for his extreme sanctions against the DPRK. Even some of those countries that had raised their hands in favour of UNSC sanctions against People's Korea are now doubting the US and are fearful of the sanctions.
The sanctions against People's Korea cannot and will not work . The more desperate Trump become in imposing sanctions the stronger the will of the DPRK to pursue self-reliance and self-development will become !
The US must recognise the changed strategic position of the DPRK and revoke immediately all sanctions !