UK KFA statement in support of DPRK Foreign Ministry
- UK Korean Friendship Association
The UK Korean Friendship today issued a statement in support of the Memorandum on
the Nuclear issue issued by the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic Peoples Republic of
Korea on the 21st of April 2010.
UK KFA strongly supports the memorandum of the DPRK Foreign Ministry.
It is the US that has caused the 'nuclear issue' on the Korean peninsula.The US is the
largest possesor of nuclear weapons in the world and the only power to have actually used
nuclear weapons.The US imperialists in total violation of the Korean
Armstice Agreement of
July 1953 shipped large quantities
of nuclear weapons to
south Korea making it a nuclear
powderkeg.It also drew up plans on several occasion such as during the Korean War and
also at the time of the 1976 Panmumjom incident to mount a tactical nuclear first strike
against the DPRK.The US under the Bush administration designated the DPRK a target
of a preempitve nuclear strike.
Given this it was only just that the DPRK should develop its own nuclear
deterrent as independence and socialism cannot be defended by bare hands or by
talking about 'peaceful co-existence'.Moreover it was a correct measure to defend its
sovereignity that the DPRK withdrew from the one sided and unjust 'NPT' in 2003.
We support the just stand of the DPRK for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
This can only come about when the US signs a peace treaty with the DPRK.This would
be a very big
step forward in reducing tension on the Korean peninsula.The DPRK has
the right to be treated as an equal partner in any negotiations whether they are bilateral
or multi lateral.The US needs to recognise the reality that the DPRK is a nuclear power.
.The US must remove its nuclear weapons from Korea at once.It must take steps to
remove the nuclear threat to the DPRK in a transperent and verfiable manner.The US should
also withdraw its troops from the south of Korea.
The UK Korean Friendship Association supports the DPRK's invariable stand for
peace and denuclearisation.
UK KFA London 3rd May 2010
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