in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Department, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, on Feb. 26, 2010,
urged for the “stop of the Minister level strategic talks aiming the permanence of the SK-US Alliance
(Photo by Cho Sung-Bong, Tongil News)
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“Make an Alternative for the Simultaneous Holdings of Six-Party Talks-Peace Forum”:
Solidarity for Peace And Reunification of Korea (SPARK) in the Press Interview, before the ‘SK-US Minister Level Strategic Talks’
Feb. 26, 2010, Friday
Koh Sung-Jin (kolong81(at) tongilnews.com)
While the ‘SK-US Foreign Affairs and Trade Department Ministers Level strategic talks’ is being planned to be hold on Feb. 26, the Solidarity for Peace And Reunification of Korea (SPARK) urged [the both governments of] ROK & US, simultaneous holding of the Peace Agreement and Non-nuclearization negotiation, as soon as possible.
The SPARK having the press interview in front of the Foreign Affairs and Trade Department, Jongno-gu, Seoul, in the morning of same day and saying, “ The Minister of the Foreign Affairs and Trade Department, ROK and the Secretary of the State Department, US, seem to make the last negotiation on the resumption of the six-party talks and opening of the peace agreement negotiation through this minister level strategic talks,” announced that, “We urge the both Minister (ROK) and Secretary (US) to make an alternative to hold the six party talks and Korean peninsula peace forum, at latest, before April 12 when the nuclear security summit meeting is hold.”
The ‘SK-US strategic talks’ this time is after 4years of the first meeting between Ban Ki-Moon, the Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade Department and Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Department, at the time, in January 2006, and for the first time since the Lee Myung-Bak government reigned.
Through the Press Interview statement, the SPARK saying, “ The Non-nuclearization of Korean peninsula and Peace agreement are the core issues that the both countries of the NK-US demand each other and connected issues that can not be separated each other. Through the failure experiences of the six party talks, centered around the issue of the non-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula, it is clear that it is difficult to discuss any of them first’, repeatedly emphasized [the need] of the simultaneous parallel drive for the both of the peace agreement and non-nuclearization of Korean peninsula.
For this, “ The Obama government should withdraw the demand to NK of the returning back to the six party talks as soon as possible and the Lee Myung-Bak government should withdraw unrealistic claim of ‘opening of the peace agreement negotiation after the progress of the discussion on non-nuclearization’ that could not be regarded just as the chaining of the prompt opening of the six party talks and Korean peninsula peace forum.
The SPARK, while claiming that the both authorities of the ROK and US “should actively enter for the dissolution of the sanction against the North Korea, which the North Korea demands for the condition formation of the talks,” urged that “The North Korea should stop the nuclear weapon related activities.”
“ The talks would be for the SK-US alliance to be an invasive alliance and to be permanent.”
The SPARK, foreseeing that there would be the discussion to concretize the “ Joint Vision for the SK-US alliance” that was agreed upon by the Summits of the both countries last June in the strategic level talks between the ROK-US, this time, and predicted that the United States’ intention to make all-over of the strategic flexibility of the USFK and even to enforce the strategic flexibility of the ROK troops, would appear.
They saying that, “ The series of the movements like these are for transformation of the defensive nature of the ROK-US alliance to the invasive one and for aiming for the permanence for the ROK-US alliance,” pointed out that “The United States is intending to last her domination even though the Korean peninsula peace system and North East Asia peace security system would be established, and the pro-US-anti-NK power class, represented by Lee Myung Bak government are intending to keep their vest rights which are anti-nation and anti-unification.
They said that, “ We resolutely oppose the SK-US strategic alliance that makes permanence of the invasive SK-US alliance, that deepens of the subjugation to the United States, and that adds burden to the people, and strongly denounces the minister level strategic talks for the realization of it.”