Pyongyang, October 30 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and south Korean puppet authorities, at the recent 46th annual security consultative meeting in Washington, agreed to put off the transfer of OPECON (wartime operation control), which had been scheduled by 2015, until security circumstances in around the Korean Peninsula and core military capabilities of the south Korean forces are provided.
They also decided to keep the U.S.-south Korea Combined Forces
Command and the U.S. 210th Fire Brigade, which had been planned to
transfer to Phyongthaek, Kyonggi Province of south Korea, in Seoul and
the area north of the River Han still before the OPECON transfer and
continue their consultation on the proposed U.S.-Japan-south Korea
sharing of military information.
In this regard, the Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful
Reunification of Korea released information bulletin No. 1077 on
Lurking behind such bargaining are the sinister intention of the
south Korean puppet group to maintain their life through closer military
tie-up with the U.S. and intensify the war and confrontation moves
against the DPRK and the U.S. criminal intention to realize its policy
of aggression on the DPRK and the strategy for domination over the
Asia-Pacific with south Korea as a military bridgehead, the bulletin
said, and went on:
The south Korean puppet group's conspiracy with their American
master for indefinite delay of the OPECON transfer is sparking off the
surging wrath of all the countrymen as it is an intolerable disgrace of
the nation and an unpardonable heinous treachery.
Permanent abandonment of military sovereignty is little different
from permanent abandonment of political and economic sovereignty. The
south Korean people can not evade the disgrace as stateless people,
subjugated to the U.S. in politics, economy and military aspects, for
The world knows no such traitors as the south Korean puppet
authorities who have abandoned their military sovereignty as a whole to
Those who agreed to indefinitely put off the transfer of OPECON will
be condemned down through generations as second Ri Wan Yong and second
It is ridiculous that the south Korean puppet authorities would talk
about "advanced state" though they are war servants deprived of
military sovereignty, essence of national rights, by outside forces.
We, together with all other Koreans, will never allow the postponing
of OPECON transfer for aggression but take decisive counter-measures.