Pyongyang, December 5 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry on Saturday gave the following answer to the question put by the KCNA as regards the complicated situation due to the war on terrorism in the Middle East:
The whole world is seized with fear of terrorism due to the vicious
cycle of terrorism and counter-terrorism. A fierce war on terrorism is
going on in Syria, a bomb attack downed a Russian airliner in Egypt, a
series of terrorism occurred in France and hostage-taking incident took
place at a Malian hotel.
Against this background, a Russian bomber, which was on the
counter-terrorism operations at the request of the legitimate sovereign
Syrian government, was shot down by a Turkish fighter, thus escalating
criticism and arms build-up among various countries. The situation is
growing tense with each passing day.
In fact, it was none other than the U.S. that made the "Islamic
State" appear and let it reduce the Mideast to a theatre of terrorism.
The recent downing of the Russian bomber was a product of the U.S.
crafty and sinister plot to scupper the hard-won international climate
of cooperation in counter-terrorism and carry out its strategy for
dominating the Mideast.
It is a stereotyped method of the U.S. to fish in the troubled
waters by inciting the ethnic and religious distrust and standoff.
The U.S. should be held entirely accountable for the escalated tension related to Syria.
The DPRK remains unchanged in its principled stand of opposing all forms of terrorism.
The DPRK also categorically rejects all the attempts to use terrorism for meeting sinister political purposes. -