Pyongyang, June 13 (KCNA) -- The attention of the international community is now focused on the DPRK's nuclear capability.
It is the unanimous comment that the DPRK was compelled to have
access to nukes due to the U.S. constant threat and the nuclear force of
the DPRK cannot but be bolstered up unless those countries concerned
strive hard to defuse the tension on the Korean peninsula.
Such views were expressed by experts of different countries on the Korean affairs.
Alexandr Vorontsov, section chief of the Institute of Oriental
Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, recently said, when
interviewed by the broadcasting service Sputnik, that the U.S. is
pushing the DPRK to the action to bolster up nuclear force.
He went on:
"Since long before the DPRK has proposed the U.S., Japan and south
Korea many times for productive dialogue. However, all proposals for
resuming dialogue were neglected and turned down. Under this situation
the DPRK cannot but interpret all the U.S. 'peace declarations' as
nothing but fig-leaf to cover up its sinister intent. Therefore, the
DPRK has no other choice but to focus on increasing the defence
capability. To this end, the DPRK is bolstering up its nuclear
deterrence, among other things."
This is an objective and fair observation.
A British expert on Korean affairs in an article dedicated to the UK
paper Guardian asserted that north Korea's access to nukes is an
established fact and north Korea will never give up its nuclear program,
adding diplomacy is the only way for settling the nuclear issue of
It was known that the U.S. Department of Defense in an annual report
in 2008 termed the DPRK nuclear weapons state, creating a stir. It was
reported recently that the bill on national defense right now under
discussion at the U.S. Senate contains an expression that the DPRK is a
"nuclear weapons state," sparking sensation.
There is opinion in the U.S. about whether its Congress began to
recognize north Korea as "a de facto nuclear weapons state". There are
even assertions that the nuclear issue of north Korea should be dealt
with after recognizing it as "a de facto nuclear weapons state."
In the final analysis, this means the DPRK's access to nukes became
an established fact long ago and the international community recognized
the DPRK as a nuclear power standing against the U.S. nuclear blackmail
and threat, no matter who recognizes it or not.
The above-said facts prove with added clarity that the DPRK was
quite just when it insisted on the stand that nuclear weapons have to be
countered in kind and that the nuclear stick of the aggressors must be
broken with a treasured nuclear sword of justice.
Clear is the reason why the DPRK opted to bolster the nuclear force, not just content with its access to nukes.
It is because the U.S. has persistently pursued its anachronistic
hostile policy toward the DPRK and the countries concerned responsible
for it are not making efforts for the detente on the Korean peninsula.
An international internet site headquartered in London in a recent
article said north Korea showed off its military muscle through the test
of SLBM early in May. Some countries said it gave a shock to regional
security. But north Korea's traditional rivals are resorting to all the
more threatening acts. Neighboring countries are not making any effort
for detente even though they are well aware of this. It is impossible to
settle the nuclear issue without defusing tension on the Korean
It is by no means fortuitous that the Russian Foreign Ministry said
the resumption of the six-party talks and the diplomatic solution to the
issue can be possible through the defusing of the tense military and
political situation on the peninsula and in its vicinity.
It is self-evident that the greater threats the U.S. and its
followers pose to the DPRK by resorting to all sorts of muscle flexing,
the stronger the self-reliant defence capabilities of the DPRK will grow
with main emphasis on the nuclear force. This can never be subject to
Action is bound to invite reaction and the DPRK's reaction is stronger countermeasure.
Taking this opportunity, we would like to solemnly warn the U.S. and
its followers once again that those who step up their hostile policy
toward the DPRK will only face self-destruction. -0-