Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Thursday gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA as regards the U.S. moves to disturb the security and escalate tension on the Korean Peninsula again:
As already known, the U.S. is mulling staging a large joint naval maneuver with the south Korean navy by hurling the U.S. nuclear-powered carrier Ronald Reagan together with cruiser and Aegis destroyers into the waters off Pusan.
This is an open challenge to the fair and aboveboard proposal of the DPRK and unanimous desire of the peace-loving people of the world.
As re-clarified by the DPRK several times, it recently advanced an important proposal for concluding a peace treaty as early as possible to remove the danger of war and create a durable and peaceful environment on the Korean Peninsula under the situation where it is impossible to prevent any clash and defuse the danger of a new war any longer with the existing Armistice Agreement.
Nevertheless, the U.S. is challenging the above-said proposal by introducing the nuclear-powered carrier and other war means into south Korea again.
The protracted efforts for dialogue for the denuclearization of the peninsula failed because of the U.S. ceaseless nuclear blackmail and nuclear war exercises against the DPRK.
The U.S. is still claiming that denuclearization is priority while aggravating the situation on the peninsula through escalating military provocations. This is a far-fetched assertion and sophism reminiscent of the logic of a highway robber who had no opportunity of getting higher education.
The reality proves that how premature the discussion on the denuclearization of the peninsula was and how urgent the conclusion of a peace treaty between the DPRK and the U.S. is.
If the U.S. desperately clings to its reckless moves for nuclear confrontation while persistently shunning our call for concluding a peace treaty, it will only suffer a bitter failure and regret for it. -0