S Korea should drop stand submissive toward US

KCNA COMMENTARY

The south Korean authorities are in trouble now under the pressure from the U.S. for increased "funds for defence" ahead of the 11th negotiations on the "special agreement on sharing the expenses for defence funds".

Keeping pressurizing south Korea to fulfill its obligation to contribute to military defence offered by the U.S. forces, the U.S. speaks loudly about its ally's promise to pay more money and the start of the negotiations for increased payment to the U.S.

The U.S. State Department recently emphasized that the increased "funds for defence" has been one of issues that the U.S. has pushed forward in a bid to make it an established fact even before the start of the negotiations.

What matters is that the south Korean authorities are showing a leaning toward accepting the U.S. gangster-like demand, while talking about "correct standard" and "improvement of supply method" regarding the "defence funds". This is a truly senseless act.

As known, the presence of the U.S. forces in south Korea is pursuant to the U.S. strategic purpose to perpetuate the country's division and put the world under its control.

The south Koreans have long strongly demanded the withdrawal of the U.S. forces from south Korea as the forces commit only crimes like murder and robbery.

But a long line of the past south Korean rulers went mean, offering nearly one trillion won of funds as the upkeep for the U.S. forces every year, far from taking out the root cause that destroys the regional security and imposes only disaster on the people.

It was under this patronage that the U.S. has grown greedier enough to choose south Korea as the first target of its plan for drastic increase in the defence funds out of the countries and regions in which its forces are stationed. And such insulting words are openly heard from the U.S. that it is much easier to get defence funds from south Korea than to collect an apartment rent.

The U.S. gangster-like act of considering south Korea as a target of plunder and a faithful servant for meeting its greedy interests is an inevitable result produced by the south Korean authorities' servile policy submitting to the U.S.

Concession to aggression-minded outsiders instead of standing up against them will bring tremendous misfortune, pain and disaster to the people.

The south Korean authorities must drop the shameful submissive stand toward the U.S.

(KCNA -  August 22, 2019)