MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6th August 2019
No ! to joining the U.S. in a battle with China !
“The suggestion that the Northern Territory should be host to American intermediate-range missiles, floated by U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, at the recent AUSMIN conference in Sydney must be immediately and totally rejected”, said Vince Scappatura, spokesperson for IPAN, the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network. “Darwin would be joining Pine Gap as a high priority target.”
“Furthermore, the call by Pompeo for Australia to “band together” with the United States against China must also be totally rejected.
China poses no direct military threat to Australia.
A war with China would devastate the global economy and Australia’s prosperity and risk crossing the nuclear threshold with unimaginable consequences. We should not allow the US-Australia military alliance to take us down the path of another disastrous war.”
IPAN believes in forging peaceful relations with all countries and trading for mutual benefit.
“In the context of American efforts to further militarise the Indo-Pacific, any strengthening of the US-Australia military alliance will only serve to increase the threat to our peace and security”, said the IPAN spokesperson.