Pyongyang, July 30 (KCNA) — The People for Achieving Peace and Reunification in south Korea reportedly held the 59th meeting for peace and disarmament in Seoul on July 25 and demanded the “government” reduce military spending.
At the meeting speakers said that the “government” is planning to spend an astronomical amount of money for relocation of U.S. military bases, purification of the environment pollution of U.S. military bases to be returned and so on.
They sternly castigated the “Ministry of National Defence” for having included even the expense of introducing F-15K fighter planes in the next year’s military expenditure though the cause of the crash of a plane of the same type has not yet been probed.
A questionnaire addressed to the Planning and Budget Agency read out at the meeting referred to the fact that some days ago the ministry drew up “draft budget for next year’s military expenditure” 9.9 percent higher than this year and submitted it to the agency.
The questionnaire noted that the military authorities’ “reform of national defence” is focused on strengthening their armed forces to invade the north corresponding to the expansion of the role of the U.S. forces in south Korea, calling for astronomical military expenditure.
It demanded the ministry and the agency cut down the expense for the upkeep of the U.S. forces and increase the budget for public welfare.
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