Civil organizations including the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and the Headquarters of Youth and Students for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration strongly demanded suspension of south Korea-US joint military drills and a cut in military expenditure.
It is lamentable that the south Korean authorities fail to take the step without an approval of the US. They must stop the south Korea-US military exercises and reduce the military expenditure, they asserted.
The south Korean authorities are studying face of the US, the former carries out its policy at the beck and call of the latter, they noted. They urged the south Korean authorities to hold stand of national independence.