Pyongyang, October 2 (KCNA) -- The British magazine The Week in a recent article said that the north's access to nuclear weapons plays the role of a shield deterring the U.S. from attacking north Korea, asserting that the DPRK's option was right in the light of the deplorable situation in Mid-east countries.
The magazine said that after the September 11 incident the U.S.
attacked Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and other countries,
but not North Korea as it is possessed of nuclear weapons.
This can not but be an objective estimation of the justice of the
DPRK's possession of nuclear weapons that was prompted by the constant
nuclear threat and threat of military aggression from the U.S.
As known, the worldwide Cold-War has lasted for the past seven
decades and wars, big or small, broke out in various regions but not in
nuclear weapons states.
In the past nuclear powers including the U.S. committed
indiscriminate interference in the internal affairs and arbitrary
practices against non nuclear states by abusing the partial
international political structure.
Those countries that sought to bolster capability for self-defence
and have access to nuclear deterrence were subject to threat and
blackmail through military pressure and economic sanctions. In the
meantime, they were taken in by economic aid and propaganda for
Even before the Iraqi war, the U.S. pressurized Iraq into destroying
military hardware and facilities including missiles that formed the
core of its armed forces. Then the U.S. started the war and swallowed
Libya scrapped its decades-old nuclear program, pinning hope on big
powers and yielding to their pressure and appeasement, and abandoned its
nuclear deterrence. In the end it fell victim to aggression. The tragic
situation of several countries including Libya teaches a serious
Some countries on the Balkans and in Mideast fell victim to the
interference in internal affairs and aggression by the U.S. and other
Western forces because they neglected the work of increasing the defence
If a country is weak, it can not protect its sovereignty and dignity
nor can it achieve the people's happiness and prosperity.
The U.S. and other hostile forces are now loudly speaking of
denuclearization, while getting busy to realize international
cooperation in stand-off with the DPRK.
Their last-ditch efforts to force the DPRK to scrap its nuclear
deterrence clearly prove that the nuclear deterrence is the best means
for defence that guarantees peaceful environment and stable conditions
for the development and prosperity of the country and the nation.
The aim sought by the U.S. is to force the DPRK to dismantle its
nukes and overthrow its social system by employing every possible means
The hostile forces have to clearly understand that the DPRK is neither Iraq nor Libya.
The measures for bolstering up its military muscle, a legitimate
right to self-defence, will remain unchanged no matter what others may
say and no matter how the situation may change.
The army and people of the DPRK will hold more tightly the treasured
sword of nuclear weapons and pave a wide avenue to prosperity in the
face of the U.S. imperialists' ever-increasing moves for military
pressure, blockade, appeasement and deception.
The DPRK will continue to bolster its nuclear deterrence for
self-defence unless the U.S. rolls back its outdated hostile policy
toward the DPRK. -0-