'The Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea(SPARK) held the press interview in front of
the Foreign Affairs and Trade Department, Seoul, at 9am on Dec. 7, 2009,
upon the visit of Bosworth, the special envoy for North Korea, to Seoul.
The SPARK urged him to have the negotiation on the start of the negotiation for the Peace Agreement in the Korean peninsula, during his visit to North Korea [on Dec. 8~10].
The photo above is on the performance that says that the abolishment of the S.K.-U.S. alliance by the United States
and abolishment of the nuclear weapon by the North Korea must be exchanged each other.
(Photo by Park Hyun Bum, Tongil News)' (unofficial translation)
'While the representative team lead by Bosworth is passing through the bridge
between the headquarter building and its side building , the SPARK members shouting, "Peace Treaty Now!" are holding the pickets that say, “Conclusion for the Peace Agreement with the Exchange between the Abolishment of the S.K.-U.S. Alliance and the Abolishment of the Nuclear Weapon” (photo: same as above)'
SPARK, “United States Must Abolish the Hostile Policy against the North Korea, If She Wants the Denuclearization of North Korea”:
Upon Bosworth Visit, The SPARK Urged the “N.K.-U.S. Summit Meeting and Consensus on the Start of the Negotiation for the Peace Agreement in the Korean Peninsula”
Dec. 7, Monday, 2009
Park Hyun Bum reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* Photos-Related SPARK article and statement (Korean)
* Below is the unofficial translation of the some parts of the SPARK article above.
_[The SPARK] saying, “The United States, while it demands the North Korea, abolishment of the Nuclear Weapons, is not making the efforts for the withdrawal of the United States Forces of Korea (USFK) and for the abolishment of the S.K.-U.S. alliance, both of which are the key points of the hostile policy against the Noth Korea” claimed that “ The conclusion for the friendly relationship and Peace Agreement, with the existence of the USFK and U.S.-S,K, alliance is the thing [that is advantageous only to the United States] and that the North Korea can never accept. Thus the United States must determine her will for the withdrawal of the USFK, abolishment of the U.S.-S.K. alliance and the removal of the nuclear umbrella”
_ [The SPARK] pointing out, “Bosworth should make the negotiation for starting of the discussion for the realization of the N.K. summit meeting, denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and for the Peace Agreement in the Korean peninsula at the same time”, claimed that President Obama should work on the N.K.-U.S. summit meeting that he has officially promised.”
_ [The SPARK] pinpointing out that “ The Lee Myung Bak government is making the self-defeat of its own diplomatic isolation in the North East Asia, by chaining to the progress for the peace in the Korean peninsula and the North East Asia”, claimed that, because the North Korea nuclear weapon is the result of the hostile policy by the united States against the North Korea and the issue of the nuclear [weapon] in the Korean peninsula can be solved only by the abolishment of the hostile policy against the North Korea, the Lee Myung-Bak government should not chain to the dialogue between the North Korea and United States and should work for the peace in the Korean peninsula and North East Asia.”
* Cheong, Wooksik, representative of the Peace Network
"Please, I Urge You. Discuss the Peace Agreement"
Dec. 4, 2009
“To actively make an agenda of the Peace Agreement is the “Powerful Method” to persuade and pressure the North Korea to abandon her nuclear weapons and the “ Un-compromisable Purpose” to pave the way for the peaceful co-existence and peaceful unification in the Korean peninsula.”
“The two days’ S.K.-U.S. negotiation in Seoul before Bosworth visit to the North Korea has a tremendously important significance. Because, if the [South Korean] government, while keeping its attachment to [its position of the] “Abolishment of the nuclear weapon [of the North Korea] first, then, Peace Agreement”, denies the prompt discussion for the Peace Agreement, the process for the denuclearization and peace in the Korean peninsula, which has narrowly formed its atmosphere, can lose its driving force and has the high probability to lose its orbit again.”
“There were, as in the past, there is, as in the present, and there will be in the future, as well, the clear thesis. It is the very thesis that “There is no peace system without the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and there is no solution for the issue of the North Korea nuclear weapon without the peace system.” If then, the way of its solution is clear. The thing that rolls the two wheels of the cart together at the same time.”
* Below is the unofficial translation of some parts of the Peace and Disarmament Center, People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) statement.
Upon Bosworth visit to North Korea, We Hope It Becomes the Momentum for the Comprehensive Progress between the North Korea and United States
_Obama’s ‘ None Nuclear Weapon World’ and North Korea’s “Denuclearization of the Chosun [* indicates Korea] Peninsula’ Must Find Their Meeting Point
_ Lee Myung Bak Government’s North Korea Policy Must Be Transformed into That of ‘Reconciliation and Cooperation’
Dec. 7, 2009
“For the United States, [Bosworth’s] visit to the North Korea this time must be a very important momentum to touch upon the possibility of the resumption of the six-party talks that, in fact, has stopped before and after the missile launch(s) and nuclear weapon test(s), the will of the North Korea for the denuclearization, and her will for the progress of the relationship between the North Korea and United States,. For North Korea, it must be a good chance, in a long time, which could transform the policy of the United States into that of enterprising and prioritizing, through the start of the series of the discussions that include the [issues] of the peace system in the Korean peninsula and the normalization of the relationship between the North Korea and the United States. The both party should constructively utilize the chance.”
“Even though the initiative of the Grand Bargain by the Lee Myung Bak government is a little developed idea than its [policy of] None-Nuclear-Weapon [Then] Open 3000, it has still its limitation as a practical initiative for the Korean peninsula. Specially, it has not respected the existing consensus between the South Korea and North Korea, rather has been stingy even with the humanitarian support of rice, and has put the [issue of the] abolishment of the North Korea nuclear weapon as the priority task onto all the efforts, thus has brought up its unbending-ness that can not follow the dynamic changes. Specially its way of approach centered on the pressure against the North Korea is working even as the obstacle against the constructive efforts by the six-party related nations, including the dialogue between the North and United States.”
“ It has been becoming clear that [the issue of] the denuclearization of the North Korea is the topic closely related to the new order that would be established in the North East Asia. Along with the denuclearization of the North Korea, the nuclear-weapon- nations must practice the passive security guarantee and nuclear-weapon-reduction, and the none-nuclear-weapon nations such as South Korea and Japan must make a new frame that does not enjoy the nuclear deterrence power through the nuclear weapons owned by the nation(s) nearby. There should be a new order for the safety guarantee that goes beyond the cease-fire system of the Korean peninsula and the structure of the hostile military alliance. The thing that the Lee Myung Bak government should do is not to passively brake the current of the dialogue between the North Korea and the United States but to adjust itself to the current of change.”
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