Co-ordinating Committee of Friends of Korea

c/o 170 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2LA. Tel 07764288678


October 12, 2006 (Juche 95)

Kim Jong Il

General Secretary

Workers’ Party of Korea


Democratic People’s Republic of Korea


Dear Comrade Kim Jong Il,

On behalf of the Co-ordinating Committee of Friends of Korea, we would like to convey to you the warmest congratulations on the important occasions of the 61st anniversary of the foundation of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the 80th anniversary of the founding of the "Down-with-Imperialism Union". We also convey to the heroic Korean people our warmest best wishes.

We would especially like to take this opportunity to express our stand for the right of the DPRK to defend itself against a military invasion and to take whatever measures necessary to secure its independence and sovereignty against aggression. The US military presence has been a threat to peace and security on the Korean Peninsula for more than 60 years, since the division of the nation following the Second World War. It is the US that introduced nuclear weapons into the Korean Peninsula, in violation of the Armistice Agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953.

We would like to endorse the stand of the DPRK, under your leadership, to develop its military capability to defend its sovereignty and independence, as any nation is entitled to do. It is the hostile stance of US imperialism, with, we may say, the support of the British government, which has created the tension on the Korean Peninsula, and the response of the DPRK deserves, in our opinion, the support of peace-loving humanity. We note that it is the DPRK which has consistently upheld the desire for a world without nuclear weapons and complete denuclearisation. Its stand in creating an effective deterrent in pursuit of defence of its sovereignty and in favour of peace is itself a contribution to the cause of progressive humanity when the Anglo-US imperialists are claiming the "right" to bring about "regime change" and to carry out "pre-emptive nuclear strikes".

On this occasion, we pledge ourselves anew to strengthening the bonds of solidarity between the peoples of Britain and the DPRK in their common cause of defeating aggression and war and overcoming all the attempts of reaction to prevent the progress of humankind.

In solidarity,



Michael Chant, General Secretary

On behalf of the CCFK