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Chinese Website Blasts U.S. Moves for New War in Korea
| Pyongyang, March 20 (KCNA) -- An article titled "Why Has DPRK Withdrawn from 1953 Armistice Agreement: Who Belligerent?" was posted on the 4th Media News, a website of China, on March 17. It blasted the U.S. imperialists' moves to ignite a new war on the Korean Peninsula.
The article said:
Why has north Korea withdrawn from an armistice agreement that has kept overt hostilities on the Korean Peninsula at bay since 1953? The withdrawal serves, instead, as a signal of North Korean resolve to defend itself against growing U.S. and south Korean harassment, both military and economic.
Sanctions against North Korea are multi-form, and include a trade blockade and financial isolation. Significantly, no country in history has been menaced by such wide-ranging sanctions for so long.
Led by Washington, the UN Security Council has authored a number of resolutions to deny North Korea rights of self-defense and other rights that other countries are free to exercise: the rights to: build ballistic missiles; launch satellites; and transfer nuclear technology to other countries.
On top of besieging North Korea, Washington and south Korea have for decades kept up a campaign of unrelenting military harassment in the form of regular war games.
While labeled defensive, the war games force the North Koreans onto a permanent war footing.
There are three reasons to regard the armistice agreement as existing in form alone, and not substance.
First, the purpose of the agreement was to set the stage for a permanent peace. Despite North Korea repeatedly asking Washington to enter into a peace agreement, none has been struck. After one North Korean entreaty for peace, then U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell said. We don't do non-aggression pacts or treaties, things of that nature.
Second, the agreement was to be followed by the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the Korean Peninsula. The Chinese withdrew, as did most members of the UN forces. But the U.S. forces, which have remained in south Korea for the last 60 years, have become a permanent fixture on the peninsula. Incredibly, south Korean forces remain under the U.S. command.
Third, the agreement prohibits the introduction into Korea of reinforcing combat aircraft, armored vehicles, weapons and ammunition. The U.S. violated the agreement by introducing nuclear weapons into south Korea in 1958.
Recalling that the Korean War was imposed by the U.S. and its lackeys on the north, the article continued:
Had the United States not intervened the country would have been re-united.
The article noted that the U.S. goal was to ruin North Korea's economy oriented to channeling all its efforts to people's welfare and development, destabilize its society and bring it to its knees.
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