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Unasur calls on all sides involved to ensure peace and security in the Korean peninsula

Monday, April 1st 2013 - 09:05 UTC
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un bellicose attitude does not cease North Korea’s Kim Jong-un bellicose attitude does not cease

The Union of South American Nations, Unasur expressed deep concern and called on all sides involved to ensure the preservation of peace and security in the Korean peninsula.

In an official communiqué released by the Peruvian Foreign ministry over the weekend Unasur said dialogue is the most adequate instrument to end the differences and return to a situation of peace and respect, and called for restraint. Peru currently holds the Unasur rotating presidency.

“Faithful to its strong commitment to compliance with International Law, Unasur recalls the international obligation of States to abstain from threats or the use of force and calls on all sides to depose bellicose attitudes and manifestations”.

Unasur also demanded “the full compliance of the pertinent resolutions from the UN Security Council with the purpose of creating the necessary conditions for the resumption of negotiations relative to peace, security and the social development of the Korean peninsula”.

Finally Unasur expressed its willingness and disposition to help with international efforts directed to such purpose.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un said on Sunday that the Pyongyang regime will continue advancing in the development of nuclear weapons and increasing its arsenal. This follows a previous statement underlining that North Korea had entered a “state of war” with the US and South Korea.

The country’s armed forces with atomic capability “must be increased and reinforced in quality and quantity until the de-nuclearization of the world becomes a reality” said the young leader on opening the full session of the Workers’ party of North Korea.

Categories: Politics, International, Unasur.

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  • Forgetit86

    In 1967, Israel once used military exercises of Arab armies near its borders to declare a pre-emptive war against its neighbors and steal large chunks of their territories, after which it ethnically cleansed them in order to make room for Jewish settlements. Considering the West widely applauded that policy back then, why can't they understand North Korea's position now? Why must the North understand that the US and the South choose to practice their military drills so close its borders?

    As for Kim Jong-Un's nuclear threats - well, it's a bit rich for the US to be so outraged. What about Obama's threats against Iran, that every option against that country is “on the table”; what are we to make of it?

    Apr 01st, 2013 - 09:18 am 0
  • Anglotino

    I'm sure Kim Jong Un is ready to sign a peace treaty now that UNASUR has spoken.

    I always thought it was funny that Augustus Gloop was put in charge of the North Korean chocolate factory.

    Apr 01st, 2013 - 09:29 am 0
  • slattzzz

    Funny how they'll speak out about Korea yet sit on thier fat arses and let rgenweener harass and threaten the Falklands useless r s holes

    Apr 01st, 2013 - 09:51 am 0
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