Warm greetings of Korean National Peace Committee from Pyongyang!
This is to share the information about the current tensed situation on the Korean peninsula due to the U.S. and the puppet south Korean military gangsters who are going to hold the first meeting of defense authorities of puppet south Korea and member states of the “UN Command” in the region of south Korean puppets on November 14.
This confab, to be held under the manipulation of the U.S. secretary of Defense, will reportedly adopt a “joint declaration” showing the will of “UN Command” member states to cope with contingency in the Korean peninsula.
The “UN Command”, which should have been dissolved decades ago, is now revealing its aggressive nature again, seeking to cook up a declaration of confrontation simulating the second Korean war. This shows that the security terrain of the Korean peninsula is being more definitely turned into a war-oriented structure by the U.S. and its followers.
The “UN Command” is an illegal war organization fabricated by the U.S. to send more aggression troops to the Korean front during the Korean War in the 1950s and it is no more than a U.S. tool for confrontation as it has nothing to do with the UN.
In 1950, the U.S. cooked up “resolution” No. 82 of the UN Security Council, which branded the DPRK as an “aggressor”, availing itself of the former Soviet Union’s absence at the UNSC meetings taken in protest against the Taiwanese authorities’ exercise of China’s representative right at the UN.
In this regard, on June 29 and July 6, 1950, the government of the Soviet Union sent to the UNSC its messages stressing that any resolutions adopted without approval of the Soviet Union and China, permanent member states of the UNSC, contrary to the UN Charter, would not be effective.
In fact, the “UN Command” came to appear since the U.S. arbitrarily changed the name of the “Combine Forces Command” led by it into the “UN Command” in its report on the activities of the “Combined Forces Command” submitted to the UNSC on July 25, 1950.
The UNSC meeting on January 31, 1951, after the Soviet Union’s re-participation in the UNSC activities, adopted its resolution No. 90 on deleting the agenda “complaint against aggression on the “Republic of Korea” put by the U.S. on June 25, 1950. This is self-acknowledgment of the UN that the mobilization of multinational forces in the Korean War was wrong.
On June 24, 1994, UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali admitted that the Combined Forces Command was not established as an appendage under the UNSC control and it is under the control of the U.S.
On December 21, 1998, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, too, stated that none of his predecessors had allowed any country to connect the name of the UN with the armed forces dispatched to the Korean War by the U.S. or its command. After that several UN officials repeatedly stressed that the UN Command is not an organization of the United Nations and it is not under the direction or control of the UN.
All the facts show that the U.S. introduced its followers into the Korean front by abusing the name of the UN, pursuant to its ulterior intention to “legalize” its war of aggression on the DPRK and this is a wanton violation of the international law including the UN Charter and a shameless insult to all the UN member states.
The “UN Command” is an illegal organization which should have been dissolved decades ago in accordance with the resolution of the UN General Assembly.
The plenary meeting of the 30th session of the UN General Assembly on November 18, 1975 simultaneously adopted two resolutions on disbanding the “UN Command” and withdrawing the U.S. forces.
Resolution No. 3390B, initiated by progressive member states of the UN, calls for unconditional and immediate dissolution of the “UN Command” and withdrawal of all foreign troops from the puppet region. Resolution 3390A, proposed by the U.S. states that the “UN Command” should be disbanded from January 1, 1976 and the U.S. forces should be withdrawn from the puppet region if another mechanism is established to maintain the Armistice Agreement.
At that time the U.S. clarified the conditioned disorganization of the “UN Command” and its willingness for the pullout of the U.S. forces, as a last resort to avoid the immediate dissolution of the “UN Command”. Anyhow, this evidently shows that they themselves recognized the “UN Command” as an entity to be disbanded.
Nevertheless, the “UN Command” has persisted for several decades and is now reviving as a U.S.-led multinational war tool. This is serious developments that endanger the security in the Asia-Pacific region including the Korean peninsula.
Moreover, the U.S. and the puppet south Korean forces are staging large-scale joint military drills of aggressive nature while deploying nuclear strategic assets in the Korean peninsula one after another. Timed to coincide with this, the defense authorities of the member states of the “UN Command”, a war tool for aggression, seek to discuss a joint counter-action plan which made the contingency on the Korean peninsula a fait accompli. This is a dangerous scheme to provoke a new war of aggression against the DPRK.
The international community should heighten vigilance against the U.S. and its vassal forces’ military moves for bringing a new war cloud to the Korean peninsula and the region and resolutely denounce and reject them to save the world from the holocaust of a thermonuclear war.
The illegal and aggressive “UN Command” should be dissolved without delay, and this is an essential prerequisite for restoring the authority and impartiality of the UN and promoting peace and stability of the Korean peninsula.
The Korean National Peace Committee firmly believes that you, who love justice and peace, will extend strong support to the just cause of the Korean people for the durable peace and stability by staging various solidarity activities such as holding demonstrations and issuing statements and announcements, etc.
Any comments or views on this context are welcomed for further discussions.
Korean National Peace Committee