Call to End U.S. Military Occupation of South Korea

(reprinted from the Korean Central News Agency, January 31, 2005)

To put an end to the U.S. military occupation and domination of south Korea with the vigorous struggle against outsiders is an urgent historical task assigned to the Korean nation and people in the north, south and overseas. "Rodong Sinmun" says this in a signed article. It goes on:

The south Korean people have been deprived of their sovereignty and have undergone humiliation and ordeals under the 60-year-long U.S. military occupation and domination following the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule over Korea.

There is no reason why the south Koreans should sustain such intolerable disgrace and sufferings under the U.S. military occupation till now after a century.

The fellow countrymen value their sovereignty and dignity like their life and soul.

The south Korean people should definitely put an end to the 100-year-long history of subordination in which their sovereignty has been trampled down by the foreign forces. The times have changed. The

U. S. domination should be rejected by cooperation for anti-U.S. independence in the era after the publication of the June 15 joint declaration when national independence has become an irresistible trend of the times.

Only through the resolute struggle against the U.S. and other outsiders can all the south Koreans terminate foreign forces' domination and achieve sovereignty.

The whole nation and the south Korean people should wage a vigorous struggle against the U.S. and other outsiders this year, holding aloft the slogan "Let us put an end to the foreign forces' domination continued for 100 years in south Korea and achieve sovereignty of the nation!" So as to demonstrate to the world once again the spirit and wisdom of the homogeneous nation with the 5,000-year-long history.