North Korea calls on South Korea to protest US ''pressure'' on troop deployment to Iraq
North Korea urged South Koreans Sunday to step up anti-US protests against what it described as American pressure for the dispatch of troops to Iraq.
"The South Korean people should frustrate the pressure for troop dispatch through all-people anti-US resistance and reject the US interference in South Korea," the North's ruling party paper, Rodong Sinmun, said in a commentary.
It demanded S. Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun to cancel his decision from last week to dispatch an estimated 3,000 troops for reconstruction work in war-torn Iraq.
"The troop dispatch to Iraq is to satisfy the aggressive interests of the United States from A to Z. The young people of the Korean nation can not be recklessly victimized for only US interests." (Albawaba.com)
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