The CMPI released a statement that read, in part, that they want “military exercises” led by the United States and South Korea to stop.
The Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration released a press statement calling for the United States, South Korea and Japan to stop “aggravating the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” amid the ratcheting up of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Penned by CMPI’s General Secretary David Denny Sunday, the statement read, in part, that the CMPI “wants the military exercises” led by the United States and South Korea, which threaten the lives of all Korean people, to come to an end.
It noted that the Caribbean-based peace organization “supports the rights of the DPRK to defend its nation and people,” which it sees as a defender of “the International Workers Movement.”
Lastly, the CMPI called upon “the United Nations and the World to recognize the DPRK as a superpower and a defender of the Korean people.”
The statement came a day prior to South Korea’s conducting military drills, including F-15K fighter jet flights, surface-to-surface ballistic missile launches and the deployment of four THAAD launch pads in response to the DPRK’s successful H-bomb test.
As part of the military buildup, the United States is also contemplating the deployment of an additional aircraft carrier and more bombers to the already highly-militarized region, according to CNN.
With more than 300 tanks and some 23,400 U.S. troops stationed at over 40 U.S. military sites throughout South Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced that any DPRK threat would be routed by a “massive military response.”
At a U.N. Security Council meeting Monday, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley stated that the DPRK’s leader Kim Jong-un is “begging for war,” calling on the U.N. body to impose “the strongest possible measures” on the socialist country.