In the News May 5
Situation in Europe and Ukraine
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Denounces “Merchants of Death”The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) issued a statement denouncing the U.S. and NATO forces as “Merchants of Death,” a term referenced from a book published in the U.S. in 1934 which gave an overall picture of the international armaments industry in the U.S., and in various countries in Europe and Japan, and showed the close relations between the armaments manufacturers, military and government.
The DPRK points out in its statement that it is the U.S./NATO forces and the armaments industry that have created the crisis in the Ukraine by filling NATO countries with various weapons and supplying the Ukrainian forces in combat with Russia, while at the same time refusing to provide Russia a guarantee to its legitimate and legal right to security.
The statement points out that in one week alone in March more than U.S.$1 billion worth of armaments was supplied to Ukraine with the U.S., Canada, Australia, Britain and other countries vying with one another to supply Ukraine and militarize Europe.
The DPRK Foreign Ministry points out that international “Merchants of Death” led by the U.S. are making huge profits from the crisis in Ukraine, including the British munitions company BAE which has realized a 26 per cent increase in profits as a result of the war in Ukraine. Raytheon, the large U.S. weapons manufacturer, and Lockheed Martin, which have been supplying Ukraine and Europe with “Stinger” and Javelin missiles among others respectively, have seen their stock prices increase thanks to brisk weapons sales.
The DPRK calls for everyone to pay close attention to the serious developments unfolding in Ukraine and eastern Europe and not be fooled by the U.S. and western countries who are the main cause of the war in Ukraine, who talk about peace while expanding the war in Ukraine, and cause discord amongst nations and instability and insecurity worldwide.
TML Daily, posted May 5, 2022.