Who provoked 1950 Korean war?

Pyongyang, June 24 (KCNA) -- The National Reunification Institute released an indictment Tuesday terming the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces provokers of the Korean war and aggressors and harassers of peace who run amuck to ignite a war of aggression against the DPRK.

The indictment said:

The U.S. imperialists landed in south Korea to launch aggression and divide the Korean nation into two right after Japan's defeat in August 1945. They then buckled down to making full-fledged preparations for a war against the DPRK.

Enforcing a military rule in south Korea, they worked hard to create socio-political environment favorable for rallying pro-U.S. and reactionary forces and igniting a war.

The true colors of the U.S. as a chief culprit who spearheaded the preparations for provoking the Korean war were brought to light by its moves for organizing the puppet army and rapidly reinforcing it so that it might play the role of a shock brigade in executing the war.

In order to hold the prerogative of commanding the puppet army, the U.S. imperialists signed an agreement on setting up a U.S. military advisors' group in south Korea in January 1950. Military advisers were sent even to regiments and battalions, to say nothing of divisions of the south Korean army, to hurl them into exercises for a war.

For the modernization of the puppet army, the U.S. gave the Syngman Rhee clique military aid worth 110 million U.S. dollars as well as lots of weaponry in 1949.

2.627 billion U.S. dollars were spent for arming the soldiers of the puppet army in the 1948-1950 period. The Syngman Rhee clique directed 45 percent of the "government" budget to the military purposes.

The U.S. imperialists channeled all efforts into mapping out a war scenario while making preparations for a war against the north.

From the outset of 1949, they set it as their immediate task to "invade the north" and buckled down to working out a war scenario with KATO and History Class of G-3 comprising generals of the Imperial Japanese Army belonging to G-2 of MacArthur's Command as main players and with the head of the U.S. military advisors' group Robert and bosses of the puppet army involved.

They studied and worked out A, B, C plans envisaging occupying Korea, Manchuria and Siberia and also drafted a military action program for the invasion of Korea related to A plan.

To invent a pretext for starting the Korean war, the U.S. imperialists and the puppet forces committed more than 5 150 armed provocations in the areas along the 38th Parallel from 1947 to right before the outbreak of the war.

In 1949 alone, the puppet forces committed 2 617 provocations.

The U.S. imperialists and the puppet forces became all the more frantic in their moves to launch the war all of a sudden and shift the blame for the provocation of the war on to the DPRK.

Under the command of the U.S. military advisers just as planned by the operational scenario, the puppet forces launched a sudden armed invasion of the DPRK in all areas along the 38th Parallel at 4 o'clock on June 25.

Just as was drafted in the scenario, the U.S. imperialists convened an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on June 25 and rammed through it UN Resolution No. 82 to brand the DPRK as an "aggressor".

By describing the counterattack by the Korean People's Army as an "attack on the UN", they worked out UN Resolution No. 83 on June 27 in order to hurl into the Korean war a large number of American troops and those of their allies.

On July 7 they cooked up UN Resolution No. 84 to organize "UN Forces" and "UN Command".

By illegally working out the UN Security Council resolutions by abusing the UN name, the U.S. tried hard to cover up its nature as provoker of the Korean war and aggressor.

The fierce war of the U.S.-led imperialist allied forces against the just two year-old DPRK lasted for three years.

The U.S. imperialists made desperate efforts to put the DPRK under its control even by abusing the UN name but the myth of their "mightiness" was shattered to smithereens.

Far from drawing a lesson from the shameful defeat they sustained in the Korean war the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces openly put military pressure on the DPRK, crying out for "advance to the north" even before the ink got dry on the Armistice Agreement.

The U.S. armed buildup moves for a new war have become all the more undisguised in recent days.

The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces have persistently conducted DPRK-targeted nuclear war exercises for more than half a century and they have become all the more vicious in the 2000s.

The U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces conducted more than 18 000 war exercises against the DPRK under various codenames over the past more than six decades after the ceasefire.

The U.S. and the south Korean warmongers' nuclear war exercises against the DPRK have reached an extremely dangerous phase after Park Geun Hye took office.

They are sadly mistaken if they think they can get something by provoking another Korean war, the indictment said.

In the Korean war in the 1950s they could barely survive by signing the surrender document. But they should clearly understand that if they ignite a war of aggression again, none of them will survive to sign the surrender document and they will meet a miserable end in the face of the merciless retaliatory strikes by Songun Korea, the indictment stressed.

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