Anti-War Event in S. Korea

Pyongyang, June 30 (KCNA) — An event of “the June 24 anti-war action to denounce murder of Iraqi civilians, get the Jaitun unit withdrawn and oppose the expansion of the U.S. military base in Phyongthaek” was reportedly held at the Maroni Park of University Road in Seoul under the sponsorship of the south Korean People’s Action against Troop Dispatch.

Noting that grudges against the U.S. forces were being pent up in Iraq day by day and, even in the United States, there was a growing public demand for their withdrawal from Iraq, the speakers called upon all the people to turn out in the movement for peace against war.

Branding the move to expand the U.S. military base in Phyongthaek as a highly dangerous act to turn the Korean Peninsula into a battlefield of the U.S. war of aggression, they said the movement for peace against war was linked with the fight against the expansion of the military base.

A resolution was read out at the event, which declared that people of all social strata would stage a mammoth anti-war protest late in September to close the chapter of the U.S. forces’ occupation of Iraq and get the Jaitun unit withdrawn.

Meanwhile, a signature campaign for the total withdrawal of the Jaitun unit within the year and a photo exhibition exposing the killings of Iraqi civilians by U.S. troops took place around the venue of the event.

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