Harpal Brar, chairman of the CPGB-ML, speaking at a meeting with the ambassador of the DPR Korea, on Sat 13 April, explains that the cause of the current tension on the Korean peninsula is not the North Korean people or government, but the provocative and aggressive stance of the USA, which has threatened the DPRK with nuclear attack since the 1950s, and has again stepped up its aggression in the vain hope of bullying the North Korean state to give up its newly acquired nuclear deterrent.
With reference to historical fact (rare among the assertions of bourgeois journalists and politicians) Harpal shows that the North Koreans’ stance is one of peace, and defense against the unbelievably aggressive stance of the USA. The latter, since murdering 4 million in the genocidal war it waged in Korea between 1950 – 53, has staged relentless military hostilities to subvert the sovereignty and security of the tiny North Korean nation, culminating in its current exercises involving more than 200,000 military personnel and simulated nuclear attack on major cities in the DPRK using B2 stealth and B52 nuclear bombers as well as F22 stealth fighters.
We must not submit to US nuclear blackmail, because it threatens not only North Korea, but each and every one of us. That is why peace-loving, progressive and anti-imperialist humanity must support the DPRK, and support its just stance of anti-imperialist resistance and self defense.
This meeting has since been reported by the Guardian newpaper (UK):
And has been widely syndicated:
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Statement – US Stoking flames of war in Korea