Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- Not a few days have passed since the DPRK made a proposal of replacing the Armistice Agreement with a peace treaty.
The international community has closely followed the U.S. attitude
to the proposal, a realistic and valid one for ensuring peace on the
But the U.S. has so far evaded the answer, making unwarranted
assertions, reflective of the attitude of the present U.S.
administration to the issue of ensuring peace on the peninsula.
The conclusion of a peace treaty on the peninsula is an urgent issue
and nothing is more important than this in ensuring regional peace.
Due to the U.S. hostile moves against the DPRK the situation remains
so tense on the peninsula that a war may break out any moment.
The constant tension on the peninsula where the interests of big
powers are closely intertwined for its geo-political reason can lead to a
war any moment which can spill over into a global nuclear war.
A fundamental way of preventing such a serious development is to
scrap the old armistice agreement at an early date and conclude a peace
treaty to bring lasting peace to the peninsula.
The U.S. insistence on its old stand under the pretext of denuclearization galvanizes the unbiased public opinion.
Alexander Zhebin, director of the Center for the Research on Korea
of the Institute for Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, said that the U.S. does not want a peace treaty with north
Korea. To get reconciled with north Korea is against the U.S. policy to
Northeast Asia, he said, adding: The U.S. does not buckle down to
solving the nuclear issue for this or that pretext. The reason is that
it has to justify its own missile defence system under the pretext of
threat from north Korea in East Asia. Only when it defines north Korea
as an "evil" in Asia-Pacific, can the U.S. justify the presence of its
forces in the areas close to the Russian and Chinese borders. The U.S.
is going to put the south and the north in its favor in big chessboard
called Asia-Pacific, an area of geo-political importance.
This is how the world views the situation.
In the past the U.S. has become more talkative about the peace on the peninsula and the region than any others.
If it truly hopes for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula
and the region, there will be no reason whatsoever for it not to respond
to the proposal for concluding a peace treaty.
The U.S. has to ponder over the DPRK's proposal and make a proper
option and thus show the world its will to solve the issue of the Korean
Peninsula and ensure regional peace.
The replacement of the AA by a peace treaty is a key to solving all
issues at present and it is a unique way of ensuring lasting peace and
stability on the peninsula.
The U.S. has to make a political decision to respect the sovereignty
of the DPRK and put an end to the hostile relations with the DPRK that
has lasted for several decades and thus ensure peace on the peninsula.
Only earlier decision for concluding a peace treaty will benefit the U.S. -0-