Hmmm… I bet this is news to those in UNC, the UN, the Blue House, PACOM and the Pentagon:
In addition, the ministry claimed that Washington is currently in the process of expanding the tactical boundaries of the UNC beyond the Korean Peninsula to cover the Asia-Pacific region. This, it said, is a ploy to use the military command as a tool to conduct its war of invasion.
You would think the regime would be happy since they are getting the dissolution of the ROK/US Combined Forces Command in 2015.
2013/01/14 11:02 KST
(LEAD) N. Korea renews call for dissolution of United Nations Command
SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's foreign ministry on Monday called again for a peace treaty to replace the cease-fire armistice that halted the Korean War (1950-1953) and the dissolution of the United Nations Command (UNC) in South Korea.
In a "diplomatic note" reported by the (North) Korean Central News Agency, the ministry pointed out that an unstable truce has remained in place for 60 years after the armistice was signed.
It argued that the reason why the United States has persistently ignored calls by Pyongyang to replace the cease-fire pact with a permanent peace treaty is because it wants to hold onto the armistice regime and the UNC. It said the multinational forces command led by a U.S. general is a relic of the Cold War.
The UNC was set up by a U.N. Security Council Resolution in July 1953 that called for a unified command structure to repel the North's invasion of the South a month earlier. During the three year war, 16 countries sent troops to help Seoul, with others providing humanitarian assistance. The command structure has remained in place after the cease-fire although it has been augmented by the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command.
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