Jose Sison, the chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has sided with North Korea within the ongoing row about its weapons programmes.
Mr Sison praised Pyongyang for “standing its ground” in opposition to the USA and different nations amid tensions over its current missile and H-bomb exams.
The CPP founder outined his anti-American stance in an announcement dated September 6 and launched right now (September 11). It is entitled We Salute & Support DPRK and Korean People for Stand Against US Nuclear Threats, Sanctions and Provocations.
The UN is at present debating a rise on sanctions in opposition to the secretive state, a transfer that Mr Sison characterises as “US Imperialism”.
According to Mr Sison, who spoke as chairman of the ‘International League of Peoples’ Struggle’, North Korea needs to be admired for asserting its national sovereignty in opposition to the US and its allies.
The assertion doesn’t make a single point out of Kim Jong Un by title, quite it expresses “solidarity” with the “Workers’ Party of Korea, DPRK and the Korean people”.
HIS STATEMENT IN FULL:
Issued by the Office of the Chairperson (Jose Sison)
International League of Peoples’ Struggle
September 6, 2017
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, admire and salute the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Korean individuals for asserting national sovereignty, self-reliantly pursuing socialist improvement and strengthening the capability for nuclear deterrence and self-defence.
US imperialism merely exposes its aggressive character and the futility of its makes an attempt to intimidate the individuals of Korea and the world with threats of nuclear struggle, provocative struggle manoeuvres, illegitimate sanctions and malicious disinformation marketing campaign directed in opposition to DPRK.
From August 21 via August 31, 2017, the US Combined Forces Command and the south Korean navy performed their annual “Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise” with roughly 17,500 US troops taking part joined by south Korean navy personnel from all companies, as properly contributors from seven different allies of the US, together with Australia, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
This is the second of two annual struggle video games performed by the US and its puppet south Korea designed to simulate a “pre-emptive” nuclear strike in opposition to the DPRK in addition to an invasion and decapitation of its management.
Just final week, US fighter jets and bombers performed navy operations over a coaching vary east of Seoul. These included B-1B bombers able to releasing nuclear payloads.
The DPRK has repeatedly requested the US to finish these provocative and reckless navy workouts held proper at its doorstep in change for a moratorium on the DPRK’s missile testing however the US has stubbornly refused.
Jose Sison vs the USA
Instead US imperialism has been escalating its warmongering in opposition to the DPRK with Trump openly threatening to unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if the DPRK ever endangers the US.
His Defence Secretary, James “Mad Dog” Mattis echoed this by stating just lately that “Any threat to the United States or its territories including Guam or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming.”
South Korea’s puppet Defence Minister adopted go well with by calling for the additional deployment of US tactical nuclear weapons within the Korean Peninsula.
Western media is presenting this shrill sabre-rattling because the justifiable response to the DPRK’s current missile and nuclear exams.
The DPRK has made important advances in its weapons improvement programme this 12 months, efficiently testing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that may probably attain US bases in Guam or Alaska; a hydrogen bomb with an estimated yield of as much as 100 kilotons which will be loaded onto an ICBM; solid-fuelled missiles that scale back launch instances from hours to minutes; and fortified missile batteries that may very well be hidden in forests, beneath cliff overhangs, underneath bridges, or positioned in different launch websites not simply tracked by enemy satellites.
The DPRK’s nuclear weapons improvement programme is a part of its deterrence and self-defence technique in opposition to the long-running US coverage of hostility in the direction of the DPRK.
US bombs killed 20 per cent of the inhabitants and levelled extra cities in North Korea between 1950-53 than that they had executed in Japan and Germany throughout World War II.
Without its improvement of nuclear weapons and missile supply methods, the DPRK would have grow to be the straightforward goal of excessive depth aggression like Iraq, Libya and Syria.
US imperialism and its puppet south Korea have by no means signed a peace treaty with the DPRK for the reason that armistice in 1953. The US has by no means recognised the DPRK diplomatically and has threatened it with annihilation ever because it was based in 1948.
It has positioned tens of hundreds of US troops, missile methods, nuclear and different weapons of mass destruction in 15 bases in south Korea as a relentless risk to the DPRK’s existence.
And but the US has by no means solved the issue of offending China and Russia by unleashing all-out aggression or nuclear struggle in opposition to the DPRK.
But the US persists in its scheme of pressuring China and Russia to hitch the US and its allies in reducing off all financial relations with the DPRK.
Threats by Trump
Trump is threatening to chop US commerce with any nation that conducts any financial exercise with North Korea so as to set off the latter’s collapse. The US threats of additional sanctions are accompanied by a significant navy build-up on the Korean Peninsula and the THAAD deployment in preparation for outright struggle, fast invasion and the technique of immediately decapitating the DPRK management.
The ILPS condemns within the strongest phrases the lengthy and persevering with report of US imperialist aggression, financial blockade, struggle provocations and nuclear blackmail directed in opposition to the DPRK.
We maintain US imperialism and its south Korean puppets accountable for creating the extraordinarily risky state of affairs within the Korean Peninsula at current.
We encourage the Korean individuals of north and south to goal and work for peaceable reunification and defeat all divisive schemes of US imperialism.
“Stands in solidarity”
The ILPS firmly stands in solidarity with and vigorously helps the Workers’ Party of Korea, DPRK and the Korean individuals in upholding and defending their national sovereignty, growing their socialist economic system self-reliantly, constructing their capability for self-defence, in search of the peaceable reunification of north and south Korea, changing the armistice settlement with a peace treaty and fostering world situations of better freedom, cooperation, peace and improvement in opposition to US imperialism and all response.
The ILPS calls on all our world regional committees, national chapters and member-organisations to hold out a marketing campaign of knowledge and mass protest so as to expose, condemn and oppose the persistent hostile and aggressive coverage of the US in opposition to the DPRK and the Korean individuals, the lengthy operating financial blockade and additional sanctions, the navy build-up which has lengthy included nuclear weapons and different weapons of mass destruction and navy workouts and different struggle provocations of US imperialism, its imperialist allies and its south Korean puppets within the Korean Peninsula, within the neighborhood and in additional areas of the Asia-Pacific area.
Professor Jose Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples’ Struggle
September 6, 2017
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