Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) — The nation-wide movement for independent national reunification requires to put an end to the U.S. policy of making south Korea into its military base and drive the U.S. imperialist aggressors out of south Korea, which is a vital issue related to the destiny of the nation and an urgent demand of the times that brooks no further delay.
Rodong Sinmun Sunday says this in a signed article.
It goes on:
The U.S. military presence in south Korea is a brigandish act of violating the demand and desire of all the Korean people for national independence and sovereignty and a vicious crime of turning south Korea into a springboard and an advanced base for a war of aggression and blocking the reunification and independent and unified progress of the nation.
The anti-U.S. struggle in south Korea is rapidly developing into a mass struggle.
The south Korean people’s awareness of anti-U.S. independence growing after the adoption of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration gives impetus to an extensive anti-U.S. struggle. Most of south Koreans regard the U.S. as the biggest obstacle standing in the way of reunification and assert that the U.S., not the north, should be designated as the principal enemy.
The anti-U.S. struggle is now becoming a common slogan transcending class and strata, affiliation and position, progress and conservatism.
The anti-U.S. struggle of south Koreans has recently intensified and developed in broad and diverse forms in combination with the movement for reunification.
The movement for national reunification in Korea is inseparably linked with the anti-U.S. struggle. It is impossible to achieve national reunification without the anti-U.S. struggle. It is none other than the U.S, who has divided Korea into two and kept its troops stationed in south Korea, standing in the way of Korea’s reunification for more than 60 years.
The south Korean people are intensifying their struggle, converting different forms of the movement for national reunification into the anti-U.S. struggle this year, too.
What draws attention in their anti-U.S. struggle is that international support and solidarity with it are increasing day by day.
The anti-U.S. struggle is the requirement of the times and the unanimous desire of all the fellow countrymen. Voices demanding the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from south Korea are growing in the U.S., too.
The U.S. should stop its anachronistic policy of domination over south Korea, its moves to make it a military base and take a bold decision to withdraw its aggression troops from south Korea.
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