"Mutual Defense Treaty" Must Be Scrapped


The U.S. prodded the south Korean regime into signing the "mutual defense treaty" under the pretext of tackling the "threat of southward invasion" on Oct. 1, 1953.

The U.S. has justified its forces' presence in south Korea under the pretext of the treaty, disturbed the Korean nation's unity, improvement of inter-Korean relations and independent reunification, wantonly violating the dignity and right of the south Koreans.

The "treaty" was a product of the U.S. belligerent scenario to provoke a new war on the Korean Peninsula.

The U.S. can launch military action to invade north Korea if necessary, according to the treaty.

According to the treaty, the U.S. and south Korean bellicose forces have conducted large-scale joint war rehearsals against the DPRK every year and rendered the situation on the Korean Peninsula tense by deploying their huge armed troops in south Korea.

Of late, the U.S. and south Korean war maniacs, while taking issue with the DPRK's just measure for bolstering up its nuclear deterrence for self-defense, have introduced nuclear strategic bombers and its strategic assets to the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity, coiling up the tension on the peninsula.

The U.S. forces in south Korea turned the south Korean peoples residential site into its military bases under the cloak of the mutual defense treaty and have committed shuddering crimes such as murder and violence, enjoying extraterritorial privileges.

According to the treaty, the south Korean authorities offered vast territory to the U.S. troops for its military bases and are paying a colossal amount of money annually for the upkeep of the U. S. forces present in south Korea.

It is an urgent requirement of the situation to scrap the "treaty" disturbing the Korean nation's unity and reunification and inflicting untold misfortune and pain upon south Koreans.