South Korean civic organizations held a news conference in front of the U.S. embassy in Seoul on Jan. 10 to demand the U.S. stop the sanctions on the DPRK and the intervention in internal affairs.
The organizations in the press release denounced the U.S. for preventing the development of the inter-Korean ties under the pretext of speed control.
The press release condemned the U.S. for taking issue with every issue of the inter-Korean ties in a bid to stop the inter-Korean exchange and cooperation.
The sanctions against the DPRK laid an obstacle in the way of launching the project for reconnecting severed railways and roads and modernizing them even after the ground-breaking ceremony, the press release noted.
It emphasized that the U.S. should stop at once the sanctions on the DPRK and the interference in internal affairs as they keep the inter-Korean relations from developing.
They censured wrongful act of the U.S., chanting slogans “U.S., stop the sanctions on north Korea!” and “Stop intervention in domestic affairs!”
On Jan. 12, political parties and civic organizations including the Democratic People’s Party and the South Headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea’s Reunification held a rally outside the US embassy. They said that they would stop the US interference in internal affairs and accelerate the anti-US action with determination to write a new history of peace, prosperity and independent reunification.
They made every effort for peace, prosperity and independent reunification of the Korean Peninsula with a firm resolve of independence against the US in last year, the way to drive out the US is to launch a vigorous nationwide action against the US, which pursues vicious policy to strangle north Korea and applies economic sanction on it. They stressed that they would redouble their efforts to wage nationwide anti-US action.
The Progressive Federation of University Students called a news conference at Gwanghwamun plaza in Seoul on Jan. 15. The south and the north of Korea committed not launch military action threatening each other in the Korean Peninsula through inter-Korean declarations, it said, it added that Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK said in his new year address he is willing to resume the Gaeseong Industrial Park and Mt. Geumgang tourism without any precondition and in return for nothing. It strongly demanded the US lift the sanctions against north Korea and withdraw the US forces from south Korea.