[imText1]Hwang Jang Yop, commissioner of ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRATIZING NORTH KOREA openly stated North Korean nuclear problem could only be solved through negotiations between the US and China.
Commissioner Hwang presented his “North Korea Democratization Strategy” in which he introduced solution to the North Korean nuclear problem through untying the Sino-Korea relations at the 2nd Hanara Forum held at Sejong Hall, by Grand National Party Central Committee.
Three Hundred participants present on this day’s forum include Great National Party national assembly politicians such as Kang Jae Seop, Park Tae Hee, and other GNP central committee members.
About the “Northeast Balancer Theory” which is on a hot debate currently, Commissioner Hwang commented, “This could only be discussed after the Kim Jong Il regime is eliminated.” He pointed out that it is too early to debate about balancer theory when the North Korean nuclear problem is hardly close to being solved.
Regarding the North Korea nuclear problem, Commissioner Hwang also further noted that “If North Korea adopts market economy and democracy, nuclear issue will less be a problem. It is foolish to think that it is possible to convince North Korea’s militarism regime to dismantle nuclear facilities who values nuclear above its life.”
Hwang argues North Korean nuclear solution must also come from North Korean democratization process.
“In order to solve the North Korean nuclear problem, we must cut off the Chinese relations with North Korea. In order to induce China into the ROK-US-Japan alliance, the US must first promise China that is will not intervene in post-Kim Jong il North Korea,” said Hwang.
He also further emphasized that “If China is still determined to assist North Korea after such a promise from the American part, then there is a need to convince China with pressure through Taiwan and Japan.”
Induce China into the ROK-US-Japan Alliance
It seems as though such an analysis relied on the basis that the reason for China to assist North Korea is to stand against the US. He is assuming that except for the US military stationing at the Sino-Chinese border across the Yalu River, China will accept the North Korean regime change.
Commissioner Hwang also argued for theory in which South Korea takes the lead for the North Korean democratization. He said although on the practical it is only the US who can cut off the Sino-North Korea relations using security and economic means but the factor that can move the US is South Korea. He further expressed his worries by saying the problem is that the government of South Korea has no will to act so.
Commissioner Hwang asserted that that once China stops its aids to North Korea, the anti-Kim Jong Il movement will be led by the military. “The family members of former enterprisers, capitalists or South Koreans were isolated in the society for so long that they will not be able to exercise much power. However, the military, the group with so much grievance (against the Kim Jong Il regime), armed and structuralized, in other words, the low level generals and soldiers and ex-soldiers will take the lead in the (anti-regime) movement.”
The NK Military Take the Lead Once China-NK Alliance Severed
“Once they stand up for themselves, it will not be possible to stop them b any means,” said Commissioner Hwang. He also finger pointed at the fact that it is a clear and prominent human rights violations that the government sends young males to thirteen years of military service and force them to work in the mines after their service.
He also shard his opinion on the six party talks and said there is no need to ardently cling to the talks. More the members of the talks cling to the talks, it will only raise the price to bring North Koreans to the negation table.
About the theory on Chinese role, Commissioner Hwang argued that it could be North Korea who lead the Pyongyang-Beijing alliance relations. Since North Korea feels that China needs North Korea, thus it will not listen to the Chinese demands. On the other hand, if the alliance is severed, then the effect will be severe on the destiny of the North Korea regime.
Kim Jong Il Awarded Person in Charged of the Nuclear Development
In short, Hwang’s argument is that as long as China is on the North Korean side, whether at the six party talks or the UN Security Council, the solution is far away to be reached. Commissioner Hwang emphasized that the US-China negotiations must be the main premise of reaching solution to the North Korean nuclear problem.
Commissioner Hwang also revealed about the North Korean nuclear possession and nuclear tests of which he discovered through Foreign Policy Commission (the chief secretary of Worker’s Party, the international secretary, the Foreign Minister, the head of United Front Department) meetings and Jun Byung Ho, the secretary of the Munitions Industry.
In his talk, Commissioner Hwang also introduced some of the North Korean leaders’ speeches where we can predict about North Korean nuclear possession.
He said that he heard Kim Jong Il’s announcement that Kim will award the person in charge of the nuclear development according if it succeeds. He also told the audience the episode where Jun Byung Ho, the secretary of the Munitions Industry who asked him, who was the former international secretary, a favor “to obtain plutonium in order to increase the number of nuclear armory.”
According to Commissioner Hwang, North Korea was close in reaching the stage where it was about to do the underground nuclear testing. He also told the episode where after all the preparation for the underground nuclear testing was done, the secretary Jun Byung Ho asked Hwang why Kim Jong Il does not final approval to conduct the testing.
Commissioner Hwang further said, “Jun Byung Ho, the secretary of the Munitions Industry after his visit to Pakistan, told me that he no longer needs me to obtain plutonium. The reason for that was because North Korea was to receive assistance from Pakistan on developing enriched uranium nuclear weapons,” and assured of the American intelligence provided information, that North Korea started nuclear development through enriched uranium in 1996.
One of the GNP central committee official who attended this day’s forum said, “Commissioner Hwang shone light on the many aspects of the complex crisis the Korean peninsula faces by providing a concise and clear strategy. I realized how foolish it is for our government to think that it will be able to change Kim Jong Il’s thoughts (on the nuclear problem) by meeting him in person.”