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Open Questionnaire to U.S. Ambassador to S. Korea Issued

Pyongyang, February 21 (KCNA) -- The People for Achieving Peace and Reunification, the Wind for Peace, the Solidarity for Social Progress, the Phaengsong Town Measure Committee against Expansion of the U.S. Forces' Base, the National Catholic Alliance for Justice, the Seoul District Federation of University Student Councils and the Youth and Students Solidarity for Implementing the June 15 South-North Joint Declaration in south Korea released an open questionnaire to the U.S. ambassador to south Korea on Feb. 15, according to a news report. The questionnaire referred to the fact that the "meeting of the south Korea-U.S. Alliance Security Policy Initiative" discussed in depth the issue of increasing the role of the U.S. forces in south Korea.

What matters is that the U.S. intention is to turn the Korean Peninsula into an outpost for U.S. military supremacy in Northeast Asia, the questionnaire said, denouncing the U.S. unilateral and arrogant act of putting all sorts of pressure upon the south Korean government authorities to accept its demand.

It went on: Increasing the role of the U.S. forces would spark arms buildup in south Korea and escalate the military tension not only in the Korean Peninsula but in Northeast Asia and, furthermore, lay a stumbling block in the way of south-north reconciliation and cooperation and peaceful reunification, the desire of the nation.

The questionnaire demanded that what was discussed at the negotiations aimed at the permanent presence of the U.S. forces in the Korean Peninsula be withdrawn at once and all the negotiations and meetings designed to realize the U.S. unilateral ambition for military supremacy be stopped.

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