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November 3, 2022

Subject: Urgent Statement by the Federation of Korean Associations, USA

The Federation of Korean Associations, representing more than 2.5 million Korean- Americans in U.S.A, condemns North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s recent, aggressive military initiatives towards South Korea and its allies. North Korea’s spate of illegal ballistic missile tests and artillery firings this year are not acceptable by any means.

Pyongyang’s aggressive show of force is increasing tensions in the Korean peninsula that could potentially trigger military violence. It will be the last thing anyone wants, including North Korea.

Kim Jong Un must be made aware of South Korea’s Defense Minister Lee Jong-Sup’s unequivocal statement today that he and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III “affirmed that any nuclear attack by the DPRK, including the use of tactical nuclear weapons, is unacceptable and result in the end of Kim Jong-un regime by the overwhelming and decisive response of the alliance. This is a strong warning against the DPRK.” Thus, not only are the lives of innocent citizens of North Korea being jeopardized, but Kim Jong Un’s own regime will be nonexistent should he make the deadly decision of launching nuclear weapons against the Republic of Korea.

We urgently remind the leadership of the United States and South Korean militaries to be ready go to “battle tonight”. We will continue extending our prayers for the wisdom and courage.

Prepared by:

Myong Chong, the President of the Federation of Korean Associations, USA

Hong Yun, the Chairman of the Federation of Korean Associations, USA

John Suh, Executive VP of the Federation of Korean Associations, USA, U.S. Army Veteran

Cc:        Mr. Joe Biden, the President of the United States
Mr. Yoon Suk-Yeol, the President of the Republic of Korea
Mr. Lloyd Austin, the Defense Secretary of the United States