Japan Gensuikyo protests against U.S. military action in Fallujiah

The Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo) on November 8 sent a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush in protest against the military attack on the Iraqi city of Fallujah, calling for the planned full-scale offensive to be stopped. The Gensuikyo action was in response to an all-out attack the U.S. forces are preparing, allegedly to wipe out terrorist leaders.

Pointing out that the U.S. policy of preemptive attack destroys the peace based on the United Nations Charter, the letter demands an immediate end to the military occupation.

Gensuikyo also sent a letter to Prime Minister Koizumi Jun'ichiro, calling on him to urge the United States to cancel the planned all-out attack against Fallujah, and to withdraw the Japanese Self-Defense Forces from Iraq. It states that efforts should be made to help in the restoration of sovereign rights to Iraq, national reconstruction under a U.N.-led framework, and an immediate end to the foreign military occupation. (end)

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