calendar>>October 2. 2010 Juch 99
Abrogation of Criminal S. Korea-US "Treaty" Demanded
Pyongyang, October 2 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Saturday carries a signed article on the lapse of 57 years since the U.S. and the south Korean ruling quarters concluded the treacherous "mutual defense treaty" for aggression.

On Oct. 1, 1953, right after the ceasefire, the U.S. imperialists instigated the Syngman Rhee clique to sign the south Korea-U.S. "mutual defense treaty" in a sinister bid to realize their criminal scenario to put Korea under their control. Pursuant to this "treaty", the U.S. has kept its aggression forces in south Korea and established a military control over the puppet forces, turning south Korea into its military base and using the puppet forces as a shock brigade for carrying out its war of aggression.

The "treaty" is a shackling and unequal military pact for aggression as it legalized the U.S. imperialist aggression forces' permanent presence in south Korea and their moves for the provocation of a war against the DPRK and, on this basis, hamstrung the efforts for inter-Korean reconciliation, unity and reunification and brought only submission, disgrace, misfortune and disaster to the south Koreans, the article says, and goes on:

The U.S. stipulated in the "treaty" the "right to deploy the three services of its forces in south Korea and its vicinity" and "its indefinite validity", legalizing the U.S. imperialist aggression forces' permanent presence in south Korea.

The "treaty" made it possible for the U.S. to emerge a de facto ruler of south Korea and intensify its domination not only over the military field but over political, economic, cultural, diplomatic and all other fabrics of its society.

Much upset to see its military presence and the system of colonial rule over south Korea shaking in face of the dynamic advance of the June 15 era of reunification, the U.S. is seeking a way out in tightening the politico-military alliance with south Korea.

The south Korean conservative authorities' moves to provoke a war of aggression against the DPRK in collusion with the U.S. created such a tense situation on the Korean Peninsula that a war may break out any moment. Their moves also seriously obstructed the development of the inter-Korean relations and threw a stumbling block in the way of the movement for independent reunification.

There is no justification whatsoever for such unequal "treaty" for aggression as the above-said "treaty" to exist at present, the article notes, stressing that it should have been abrogated long ago in the light of international law and the desire of the Korean nation.

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