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영국 가디언지, "대북제재는 실패했다. 이제 그만하라."


이미 국내외 신문에서 소개한 것처럼 북에서 진행한 5차 핵시험 직후에 워싱턴-서울-동경 중심의 대북제재 움직임이 가동되었다. 마치 이에 제동이라도 걸 듯 제국주의 세상의 대표적인 주류요언론매체인 <뉴욕타임즈>, <워싱턴포스트>가 지난 수십 년 미국주도의 유엔대북경제제쇄가 실패했음을 노골적으로 지적하였다. 또 대단히 드물게 영국 <가디언지>(The Guardian)가 아예 다른 매체들보다 한발 더 나서서 대북경제봉쇄를 당장 해제할 것을 제목으로 대문짝만하게 뽑아 기사화했다.
다음은 제4언론이 소개한 가디언지의 영문기사 전문이다. 


The Guardian: “SANCTIONS against DPRK (North Korea)

Have Failed. End Them Now!”


As the latest nuclear test shows, economic embargos are counter-productive. Bullying will not bring change, but trade and cultural exchange just might






The latest nuclear test by North Korea proves that economic sanctions against the regime have failed utterly. So how is the west proposing to react? It is debating how to extend sanctions.

Embargos of increasing ferocity have been imposed on North Korea since 1992. While they were undermined by Beijing, they ostracised Pyongyang from the outside world, effectively freezing any rapprochement with the south. Sanctions are intended to hurt an economy as a lever to induce political change.

In North Korea’s case they have driven an embattled regime to prove its worth by doing the opposite, militarising its society and hastening precisely the goal the policy was supposed to halt – the acquisition of high-profile weaponry.

Economic aggression has been waged on states as diverse as Cuba, Iran, Burma, South Africa, Iraq, Serbia, Libya and Syria. In almost all cases they were counterproductive, internally strengthening the deplored regime and its policy. In Iraq, Serbia and Libya their failure was an incitement to violence and war.

Sanctions impoverish the poor, militarise the state and cripple the mercantile middle class from which opposition to a regime might arise. Siege economies are not just barriers to trade, they prevent the cultural and commercial exchange vital to opening up political discourse.






When, as in North Korea and Syria, they are obviated by a powerful ally of the regime, they are senseless. Clearly they do not prevent the acquisition of nuclear weapons.

The urge to bully and dominate lesser nations remains a potent force in western diplomacy, as potent since the end of the cold war as it was in the 19th century. Economic sanctions are certainly a preferable form of state-on-state aggression to war.

But like those currently imposed on Russia, they do not achieve their purpose. They are feel-good gestures, denying economic prosperity as an ultimate guarantor of peace among nations.

The sanctions so far imposed on North Korea have blatantly not made the far east a safe place. How much more dangerous is moot, since it is inconceivable China would allow North Korea to commit an act of nuclear aggression on the south.

The sane alternative is to do everything to open North Korea, to flood it with trade, promote cultural exchange and hope one day that, like east Germany, it will reunite with its neighbour.

This will never happen under sanctions. Ending sanctions cannot cause more harm than what is happening now. It would probably do good. So end the sanctions.





, The Guardian



[Source: The 4th Media]

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