calendar>>July 21. 2013 Juche 102
"UN Command" Should Be Dismantled: Rodong Sinmun
Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- If peace is to settle on the Korean Peninsula and in its vicinity, it is necessary to get the "UN Command" in south Korea dismantled and the U.S. troops withdrawn from south Korea as soon as possible.

Rodong Sinmun Sunday says this in a bylined commentary.

It goes on:

As long as the "UN Command" remains in south Korea, it is absolutely impossible to ensure peace and stability on the peninsula.

The "UN Command" has been used as a tool for the U.S. to justify the maneuvers escalating the tension. If this ghost-like machine is allowed to stay, this will only increase the danger of war.

What is the most urgent for defusing the tension on the peninsula at present is to remove helmets of "UN Forces" from the U.S. troops and force them out of south Korea as early as possible.

The dismantlement of the "UN Command" would help deprive the U.S. of a legal lever for straining the situation on the peninsula and igniting a war and a crafty smokescreen for covering up its aggressive nature. The pullback of the U.S. troops from south Korea would help completely defuse the danger of war caused by foreign forces.

It would also be beneficial for the peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific.

The dismantlement of the "UN Command" is urgently necessary for preventing the start of a new Cold War in the Asia-Pacific.

If the U.S. disbands the command, this will be one of the actions which will prove that it has no hostile intent on the DPRK.

This would also exert a positive influence on the confidence building between the DPRK and the U.S.

The U.S. should not be keen on the existence of the command and its strengthening but positively opt for dismantling it.

Copyright (C) KOREA NEWS SERVICE(KNS) All Rights Reserved.