Source: “Mentioning necessity while emphasizing ‘withdrawal of U.S. troops in Korea'” …… may be used to promote Chairman Kim
On the afternoon of the 7th, President Moon Jae-in attended and addressed the 2021 Seoul UN Peacekeeping Ministerial Conference held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul.
The president said that “the final war declaration is the first step towards peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”.
“I hope that the international community will establish a new order of reconciliation and cooperation through the Final War Declaration.
achieve peace on the Korean peninsula and, in turn, peace in Northeast Asia and the world.” /Photo=United Press
With the U.S. government saying it will not send officials to the Beijing Winter Olympics, Republican lawmakers signed a document strongly opposing the final war declaration, and the South Korean government’s idea of a final war declaration is facing a crisis. However, it is reported that the North Korean government has recently made a speech on the final war declaration for its cadres.
It is analyzed that it wants to create a positive and affirmative atmosphere by emphasizing the necessity of the final war declaration.
On the 8th, according to DailyNK’s top source inside North Korea, the North Korean authorities gave a political speech about the Final War Declaration to the cadres of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party on the 4th.
It is said that the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Central Committee of the Party hosted the speech and the four-page material distributed to the cadres was also prepared by the Propaganda and Agitation Department.
The lecture materials also said, “Leaving a country without war to future generations is the legacy of the leader (Kim Il Sung) and the head of state (Kim Jong Il).” “The declaration of the final war is something that ends the war and officially declares peace.”
“Some cadres hold a wrong view of the Final War declaration,” the North Korean government said through the speech. “It is wrong to think that our territory will be divided into North and South if the final war declaration is signed, but this situation will not occur.”
According to the source, the statement was made because some North Korean cadres thought that the Final War Declaration was an acknowledgement that the South and the North were separate countries, which would mean permanent division.
In other words, the North Korean government explained the final war declaration by referring to the legacy of the previous generation to dispel misunderstanding, in order to emphasize the necessity of the final war declaration to the party cadres. It is reported that the speech also said, “If the signing of the Final War Declaration means the end of the war, there is no need for U.S. troops to be stationed in south Korea.” In other words, the government’s intention to sign the final war declaration was revealed to the party cadres.
In fact, there are also many in South Korea who are concerned that after signing the final war declaration, North Korea may demand the disbanding of the JSA and the withdrawal of U.S. troops in South Korea.
In September, after President Moon Jae-in proposed the “Final War Declaration” at the UN General Assembly, the opposition party criticized it. President Moon said, “The final war declaration is a political declaration that is the entrance to the peace talks.” “The Final War Declaration has nothing to do with the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Korea.”
However, from the content of the recent party cadre speech sponsored by the Ministry of Propaganda and Agitation, it is likely that the North Korean government will not proceed with denuclearization after the final war declaration, but will ask South Korea to withdraw its hostile policy towards North Korea and draw down its armaments.
Chairman of State Council Kim Jong-un said at the fifth session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly in September, “Letting the flames of mistrust and dueling declare the final war declaration, then there will be continued hostilities.” “The first thing is to guarantee mutual respect and eliminate prejudice and unfair double attitude toward each other, as well as hostile views and policies.”
The South Korean government said on Chairman Kim’s reference to the Final War Declaration, “It is of no small significance that North Korea’s top brass has shown its concern for the Final War Declaration to the outside world.” But North Korea may make the withdrawal of sanctions against North Korea and the withdrawal of U.S. troops in South Korea a condition for the final war declaration.
It is reported that North Korea’s Foreign Ministry and other government agencies have begun to conceive strategies to highlight Kim Jong-un’s achievements.
The source said that the agencies have started to work on establishing the performance of Chairman Kim in order to give him “the greatest achievement of the 10 years of great revolutionary leadership”.
“Propaganda with visible results is an important task for the future,” the source said, adding that “it is currently considered within North Korea that the final war declaration can be a diplomatic achievement.” “There is also the possibility of revising the strategy according to the international situation.”