Oppose U.S. Pressure and Aggression Against Korea!

August 19, 2003

The six-way talks on the nuclear issue between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the U.S. concluded on August 29.

Immediately afterwards, U.S. government officials, as well as the monopoly-controlled media, stepped up their hostile propaganda about the so-called "nuclear danger" of the DPRK. At the same time, the U.S. issued new threats to impose economic sanctions and begin interdicting North Korean ships at sea, acts which would be tantamount to a declaration of war.

In fact, for some time now, the Bush administration has been increasing its propaganda and pressure against the DPRK and openly preparing a second Korean war. Bush has attacked the DPRK as part of an "axis of evil" and the Pentagon has publicly announced plans for a nuclear first-strike against the country. Again last month, advisers to the Bush administration published an article outlining a series of military strikes against North Korea even while the U.S. was engaged in war "exercises" in which the DPRK was targeted.

The entire propaganda of the U.S. government turns truth upsidedown. It is not the DPRK, but U.S. imperialism which has nuclearized the Korean peninsula and the world. It is not the DPRK which threatens the U.S., but the U.S. which occupies south Korea with 37,000 troops, maintaining a forcible partition of the country and continually threatening North Korea.

Furthermore the entire political-diplomatic history of the last few years again proves that the DPRK is doing everything possible to find a peaceful resolution to outstanding problems. The DPRK consistently calls for the signing of a non-aggression pact between the U.S. and the DPRK. Since the U.S. not only refuses to sign such an agreement but instead keeps escalating its pressure and threatening war, the DPRK has the sovereign right and obligation to take all legitimate self-defense measures, including the building of a nuclear deterrent.

Below, we reprint excerpts from an article published by the Korean Central News Agency providing a authentic account of the six-party talks. This document again reveals the principled stand of the DPRK. While the Bush administration and the monopoly-controlled media in the U.S. rely on gossip, innuendo, slander and the big lie to create hysteria against North Korea, the politics and diplomacy of the DPRK are open and aboveboard and conducted in full view of world public opinion.

In publishing this document, we also urgently call on the American people to look into the real causes of tension on the Korean peninsula and take a stand of principle against U.S. aggression and in defense of the sovereign right of the Korean people to live free of imperialist threats and pressure.