Removal of Concrete Wall in S. Korea Demanded

Pyongyang, January 7 (KCNA) -- The Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association released a statement on Dec. 26 last year demanding the demolition of the concrete wall in south Korea. Noting that the wall was built by the south Korean authorities under the patronage of the U.S., the statement said that the U.S. has kept Korea divided into two by maintaining this wall, while occupying south Korea for more than six decades.
    The statement charged that the U.S. has escalated tension on the Korean Peninsula and hamstrung the efforts of the Korean people to achieve the reunification of Korea, while staging dangerous provocative military exercises every year.
    Denouncing the U.S. for having defied the resolution calling for the withdrawal of all the foreign troops from the Korean Peninsula adopted at the 30th UN General Assembly, the statement demanded an immediate halt to the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
    It expressed full support to the demand of the DPRK for the demolition of the concrete wall, a leftover of the Cold War era and stumbling block lying in the way of achieving cooperation and peaceful reunification of the Korean nation.