Friday, April 05, 2013
North Korea Interview: Abby Martin
North Korea Interview: Abby Martin talks to Eugene Puryear about U.S. Aggression
ALSO SEE: "Thanks to the consistent and magnanimous efforts exerted by the DPRK government, the DPRK-US joint statement was adopted between the two countries on June 11, 1993 and the DPRK-US Agreed Framework [AF] was adopted on October 21, 1994, under which both sides committed themselves to fundamentally settle the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.
Even when the US moves to scrap the AF and reduce the north-south joint declaration on denuclearization to a dead document reached its zenith after the Bush administration took office the DPRK proposed DPRK-US direct talks several times and strongly called for settling the nuclear issue by concluding a non-aggression treaty in the hope of preventing the process of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula from being derailed.
As part of its principled and patient efforts the DPRK government advanced a new bold proposal for settling the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula at the DPRK-US talks held in Beijing in April last.
Ever since the publication of the north-south joint declaration on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula the US adopted it as its policy to systematically and completely ditch it and has stood in the way of its realization in every way.
In July 1992, nearly 7 months after the publication of the joint declaration, the US instigated the International Atomic Energy Agency to kick up a racket of "special inspection", thus sparking a nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula.
Instead of withdrawing all types of nuclear weapons already stockpiled and deployed in South Korea, the US introduced many depleted uranium bombs, whose use is banned internationally, and deployed them for an actual war in February 1997.
After the emergence of the Bush administration the US hostile policy toward the DPRK reached its zenith and the process of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula has been derailed in actuality.
On June 6, 2001 Bush made public a "statement on North Korea policy" the keynote of which was North Korea's redoubled efforts to implement the Geneva Agreement on nuclear activities including those in the past, specified verification of missile development and cut down of conventional weapons.
On January 30, 2002, Bush in the "state of the union address" singled out the DPRK as part of an "axis of evil", a clear proof of his administration's extremely hostile policy toward the DPRK.
"Threat of North Korea's nukes and missile" claimed by the Bush administration from the outset of its office was a product of its policy to foster confrontation and war against the DPRK in a bid to torpedo the process of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and suffocate the DPRK. The "report on nuclear posture" the US Defense Department worked out and submitted to Congress noted that the US forces can use nuclear weapons in case of "contingency" on the Korean Peninsula and the US should develop smaller nuclear weapons to be used for destroying underground facilities in the above-said case and to this end it should recoil from honoring the nuclear test ban treaty.(South Korean KBS, March 15, 2002).
The Bush administration has systematically and completely torpedoed the process of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. It finally adopted it as its policy to mount preemptive nuclear attacks on 7 countries including the DPRK in March 2002.
This was a wanton violation of the basic spirit of the NPT which calls on the nuclear weapons states to refrain from threatening other countries with nukes or using them against other countries and creating emergency cases endangering the fundamental interests of non-nuclear states and exert all efforts to avert a nuclear war.
The process of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula has thus been completely derailed because the US, the world's biggest possessor of nukes, scrapped the DPRK-US joint statement and the AF and adopted it as its policy to mount a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK, a non-nuclear state, in breach of the spirit of the NPT.
The DPRK confirmed this when the special envoy of the US President visited Pyongyang early in October last. It keenly felt that the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula would only remain as a day dream unless the US drops its hostile policy toward the DPRK.
The inter-Korean declaration on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was thus reduced to a dead document due to the US vicious hostile policy to stifle the DPRK with nukes.
The US incessantly staged north-targeted nuclear war exercises after turning South Korea into the biggest nuclear advance base in the Far East and a strategic nuclear weapons arsenal, thus wantonly violating the basic spirit of the joint declaration on denuclearization. The "9-Day War Scenario", "5-Day War Scenario", "Operation Plan 5027," "Operation Plan 5027-98," war plans worked out in the 1980s and 1990s, and the recently disclosed "Contingency Plan" all specified nuclear attacks on the DPRK.
The successive US rulers and hawkish groups have been engrossed in blackmailing the DPRK with nukes on the basis of nuclear war scenarios to invade the north." - The Inter-Korean Declaration On Denuclearization Of The Korean Peninsula Was...Reduced To A Dead Document': DPRK Report on Nuclear Crisis