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'US needs tension to stay in Korea'

'US needs tension to stay in Korea' 29 Nov 2010 The US government is after tensions between North and South Koreas to have a justification for maintaining presence on the peninsula near its strategic rivals, a Koreas expert says. "The United States wants to keep a base on the Korean Peninsula and really the only basis for staying there would be if North and South Korea are at each other's throat," Ella Rule from the Communist Party of Great Britain said on Sunday. "If there is peace in Korea there will be no excuse for the United States to remain on the peninsula from where it has a foothold in his rivalries in China and Russia," she added in her interview with Press TV.