Rodong Sinmun Calls for Removal of Cold War Structure from Northeast Asia
Pyongyang, March 10 (KCNA) -- The U.S. new "National Military Strategy" pursues a criminal aim to accelerate the formation of a triangular military alliance involving the U.S., Japan and south Korea in Northeast Asia and preserve and consolidate the Cold War structure.
Rodong Sinmun Thursday says this in a by-lined article.
It goes on:
Northeast Asia used to be a theatre of acute showdown between socialism and imperialism in the Cold War era and this outdated structure of the Cold War still exists there.
The main objective of the U.S. strategy toward the region is to prevent other powers from increasing their influence in the region by force and establish a U.S.-dominated hegemonic order there.
It is by no means fortuitous that it is opting for reorganizing its overall armed forces in conformity with its new regional strategy, the strategy of giving importance to the region, while persistently preserving and consolidating the Cold War structure in the region.
In order to ensure peace and security in Northeast Asia it is a priority task to completely eliminate the leftover of the Cold War from this region. To this end, it is necessary to dismantle all foreign military bases in this region and force the troops to pull out of it.
There is no justification for the U.S. to keep its aggression forces and military bases in the region.
The fabrication of a new military bloc for aggression diametrically runs counter to the trend of the present times.
The moves to knock into shape the above-said military alliance are grave criminal acts as they are aimed to disturb peace in the region and spark a war.
The formation of a new military bloc in the region by the U.S. would be the root cause of seriously threatening peace and stability in the region and sparking a war.
It is a key link in the chain efforts to ensure peace in the region to avert a war and preserve peace on the Korean Peninsula. The increasing danger of military conflict on the peninsula fraught with the tensest situation and greatest danger of the war in the world is bound to further strain the situation in the region.
The United States should make a bold decision to fulfil its responsibility for eradicating the leftover of the Cold War era in the region.