Friday, 24 October 2014

KCNA Commentary on "Initiative for Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation

 Pyongyang, October 24 (KCNA) -- A forum for "2014 Initiative for Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation" is reportedly slated to be held in Seoul late in October.
    KCNA cannot but re-clarify its stand on this matter as the ruling quarters in south Korea deceived the international community, creating the impression that they promoted the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and worked for the reunification of Korea under the signboard of "Initiative for Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation" in the past.
    The present chief executive of south Korea frequently peddled this initiative, talking about peace in Northeast Asia even before becoming the "president".
    This initiative, in a nutshell, calls on the regional countries to begin with building confidence by cooperating in less sensitive issues and, furthermore, to form a multi-party security cooperation framework involving all the countries in Northeast Asia where economic inter- dependence is increasing whereas acute conflicts exist in security matters.
    But a scrutiny into the initiative proves that it is unrealistic as it completely ignores the present situation in Northeast Asia and the south Korean authorities seek a sinister political purpose through it as it is nothing but a blind copy of the mode of integration in Europe which sharply differs from the Northeast Asian region in the political, social and historical backgrounds.
    Wall Street Journal on Nov. 12, 2012 carried an article titled "Initiative for Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation" contributed by Park Geun Hye.
    Park said in the article that the continued U.S. presence in Northeast Asia is an "important factor of contributing to the regional peace and prosperity and the DPRK's dismantlement of nukes is a "sure way of building new Northeast Asia and ushering in an Asian century".
    Herein lies the deceptive and reactionary nature of the initiative.
    The initiative is the U.S.-south Korea joint product aimed at the DPRK's "dismantlement of nukes" and "unification through absorption". The projected forum is part of the initiative.
    The initiative is unanimously censured and condemned by the public at home and abroad as the south Korean regime seeks "unification through absorption under liberal democracy" by playing the role of an advance party and shock brigade in carrying out the U.S. hostile policy to disarm the dignified DPRK and bring down its socialist system.
    In the 21st century the world strategic pivot is being shifted to Asia-Pacific and, accordingly, the military strategic pivot is being transferred to Northeast Asia.
    The U.S. made a policy switchover from Europe to Asia-Pacific. It is intensifying its political, economic and military intervention in Asia-Pacific, advocating the theory of a Pacific state.
    To this end, the U.S. is beefing up its forces as required by its new regional strategy and pivot strategy and taking frequent military actions to secure an unchallenged military edge in this region, while keeping the Cold War mechanism there.
    The most acute hostile relations exist between the DPRK and U.S. in Northeast Asia at present. A touch-and-go situation prevails there.
    The U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK remains unchanged though the bosses of the White House were replaced often from Truman, the architect of the Korean division, to Obama.
    The U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK has been amended and supplemented with harsher contents.
    The U.S. policy to stifle and isolate the DPRK politically, economically and militarily and its actions have reached a more dangerous phase.
    The moves stepped up by the U.S. to tighten sanctions and isolate and blockade the DPRK and escalate its military threats against the DPRK over its nuclear deterrence are driving the situation on the peninsula to the brink of war. The "human rights" racket against the DPRK has gone beyond the danger line.
    The U.S. is systemically beefing up its forces in Northeast Asia in a bid to ignite another Korean war while reducing forces in other regions of the world.
    The U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK is the harshest policy to bring down the ideology and social system with American-style democracy and market economy and swallow up the whole nation and land of Korea by force of arms through aggression.
    The U.S. labeled the DPRK "provoker and dangerous entity" to attain this policy goal and is busy escalating the "sanctions, isolation and blockade" against the DPRK by whipping together undesirable forces.
    The nuclear issue on the peninsula remains unsettled, situation deteriorates periodically and tension escalates due to the DPRK-U.S. hostile relations, source of mistrust and confrontation.
    The termination of DPRK-U.S. hostile relations is the most urgent for ensuring peace in Northeast Asia.
    The DPRK has worked hard for peace, proceeding from the requirements of its domestic and foreign policies.
    Nothing is dearer to us than a peaceful environment and tension is harmful to us.
    The U.S., south Korea and other anti-DPRK forces claim that the situation on the peninsula remains tense due to the DPRK's nukes but it was none other than the U.S. which compelled the DPRK to have access to nukes.
    The DPRK's decision to have access to nuclear deterrence was an inevitable one, unable to live any longer in face of the U.S. hostile policy, military pressure and nuclear blackmail over half a century since its foundation.
    The DPRK's nukes serve as a means of deterring a war. The DPRK didn't have access to them to harm or threaten someone.
    The acute situation on the peninsula created due to the U.S. moves to stifle the DPRK is like a time-bomb posing constant threat to the peace and security in Northeast Asia.
    If a war breaks out on the peninsula, it will cause a chain reaction and develop into a regional war.
    What is the most urgent for ensuring security in Northeast Asia is to settle the hostile relations between the DPRK and U.S. and defuse the military confrontation.
    There would be no regional peace and cooperation without doing this. -0-

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