calendar>>November 4. 2008 Juche 97
Disbandment of "UN Command" Demanded
Pyongyang, November 3 (KCNA) -- A DPRK delegate, addressing the meeting of the Fourth Committee of the 63rd UN General Assembly on Oct. 27, demanded the disbandment of the "UN Command" in south Korea.

He referred to the fact that the abuse of the sacred name of the UN is going on due to the "UN Command" in south Korea.

He held that the "UN Command" is nothing but the U.S. forces command as it is a product of the Cold War.

It is generally recognized fact that the "UN Command" has no relations with the UN as far as its administration and budget, etc. are concerned, he noted, and went on:

It cannot but be an abnormal thing that the "UN Command" is still present in south Korea beyond the control of the UN though 55 years have passed since the truce in Korea.

Nevertheless, the U.S. has persistently insisted on the continued existence of the above-said command. This is aimed to justify and perpetuate the U.S. forces' presence in south Korea and bring multinational forces to the Korean Peninsula with ease in any time in case of emergency.

Ever since its appearance the command has brought unspeakable misfortune to the Korean people and thrown hurdles in the way of reunification of Korea, hamstringing the implementation of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration which clarified the idea of "By our nation itself" and the October 4 declaration, a programme for implementing it.

The "UN Command" should be dissolved without delay as required by the resolution of the 30th UN General Assembly, he urged.

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