Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) — It is one hundred years since the conclusion of the “Taft-Katsura Agreement”, a product of the U.S.-Japan criminal conspiracy aimed to invade and dominate Korea.
In this regard, the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland (DFRF) released a statement on Wednesday to denounce the indelible crimes the U.S. and Japanese imperialists committed by ruthlessly trampling down upon the dignity and sovereignty of the Korean people.
The “Taft-Katsura Agreement” was a product of the bargaining of the U.S. and Japan in which they flouted and decided on the inalienable territory of Korea and the destiny of its nation as they pleased. It was the most piratical “agreement” in the imperialist history of aggression, the statement said, adding: This aggressive conspiracy was a collusion made between the two forces of evil as it was the combination of the highhanded and crafty nature of the U.S. imperialists and the wicked and cunning nature of Samurais of Japan.
The statement cited concrete facts to disclose that the fabrication of such illegal “agreement” set the stage for the zealous collusion and tie-up between the U.S. and Japanese imperialists in invading the Korean Peninsula and caused the Korean nation with a 5,000-year long history and brilliant culture to undergo all sorts of ordeals and untold miseries and sufferings for so many years.
It is unprecedented in history that the two imperialisms colluded with each other in invading other country for many years as they did against Korea, it noted, and went on:
The situation prevailing in the Korean Peninsula reminds one of the situation a century ago when the “agreement” was cooked up.
One hundred years ago, the U.S. and Japan colluded with each other in their bid for colonial domination over the territory of Korea. Today dirty collusion is being made to step up the U.S. campaign against the DPRK over its nuclear issue and Washington’s moves for a war against it and help Japan realize its ambition for reinvasion.
The United States supports Japan’s moves for reinvasion and militarization in an effort to use the latter as a shock brigade in its war actions for world supremacy and anti-DPRK nuclear campaign. Meanwhile, Japan is backing the U.S. in its hostile policy toward the DPRK and its moves for a war of aggression to realize its old dream of “Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere” with the help of the latter.
It is with the U.S. support that Japan is so hell-bent on the campaign to grab Tok Islet and distort history despite the strong protests at home and abroad.
Japan is helping the U.S. more zealously than any other countries in its moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK.
The U.S. imperialists’ anti-DPRK moves have gone beyond the danger line and the Japanese reactionaries accustomed to fishing in troubled waters always with the help of a big power are recklessly taking the lead in the U.S.-led moves to lay a siege to the DPRK and unleash a dangerous nuclear war against it.
The Korean nation is now waging a struggle against the U.S. and Japanese moves for aggression.
The U.S. and Japanese imperialists are grossly mistaken if they calculate that they can infringe upon the destiny of the Korean nation as they please by inventing the second and third “Taft-Katsura agreements”.
In 1905 Japan forced a disgraceful “treaty” upon Korea, bringing it to ruin. But, in 2005, the DPRK is demonstrating its honor as a country which, possessed of nuclear deterrent, is protecting its dignity on its own.
The U.S. and Japan would be well advised to stop their rash acts, properly understanding the strength and stamina of the Korean nation.
The Korean nation’s resentment toward the U.S. and Japan has been pent up in the course of the just struggles against their aggression and domination for the last one century.
The Korean nation is sure to win in this struggle. This alone would lead to pulling down the barrier of division and putting an end to the history of national sufferings and bring about a reunified great prosperous powerful nation and prosperity common to the nation.
All the Koreans should courageously turn out in the sacred struggle to terminate the disgraceful history in which the gangster-like “Taft-Katsura Agreement” was cooked up a century back and smash the U.S. imperialists’ war moves and Japan’s design for reinvasion.
The progressive people of the world should actively struggle to check the high-handed practices of the U.S., an empire of evils, and the militarist design of Japan fawning on the U.S.
The DFRF Central Committee takes this opportunity to call upon the progressive governments, political parties and public organizations and peoples of the world who value justice, truth, peace and social progress to voice stronger support and solidarity with the Korean people in the just struggle to terminate the 100-year history of colonial rule by the U.S. and Japan.
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