February 17, 2012 12:41
The main opposition Democratic United Party has decided to join a coalition of over 40 political parties and organizations that oppose the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit slated for March 26.
The international event brings together 49 heads of state including from the U.S., China, Russia, Japan, and the EU as well as UN and IAEA officials.
The coalition, which was launched on Tuesday, agreed to take most of their action in the week of March 19 to 27. They plan a press conference, an international forum, and protests against the summit.
Im Jong-seok, who was recently appointed as the secretary general of the DUP, on Wednesday said, "We are for non-proliferation of nuclear and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. We also believe in reduction of nuclear energy and development of alternative energies. That is why we decided to join this initiative. But as a responsible political party, we don't intend to physically obstruct the Nuclear Security Summit itself."
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