Pyongyang, December 5 (KCNA) -- The U.S. exchanged a diplomatic memorandum for officially putting into force the revised version of "atomic energy agreement" with the south Korean authorities on Nov. 25.
This has touched off censure at home and abroad as it is a serious
and criminal nexus escalating the tension on the Korean Peninsula and in
The effectuation of the revised version of the agreement would
enable south Korea to more openly carry out the reprocessing of spent
nuclear fuel and uranium enrichment which they have so far carried out
in secrecy, and justify the moves for the development of nuclear
In the final analysis, the U.S. openly loosened the "rope" which
bound up south Korea for mere form's sake as regards uranium enrichment
and reprocessing of spent fuel.
The south Korean authorities are shouting with joy that the "recent
agreement paved a way for uranium enrichment and the reprocessing of
spent nuclear fuel after the lapse of more than four decades."
The U.S. is the chief culprit of nuclear proliferation as it has
further increased the danger of nuclear arms race and a nuclear war on
the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia.
The U.S. already signed deceptive "atomic energy agreement" with
south Korea far back in the 1950s and has connived at the south Korean
authorities' nuclear development under the signboard of "nuclear
When a sign of having extracted plutonium was detected in atomic
reactors in 1998 and 2003 and when it was disclosed in 2000 that south
Korea developed uranium enrichment facilities and extracted
high-concentration uranium thrice, the U.S. shielded south Korea,
claiming "it is not a matter of big concern as it is just an academic
The U.S. has put the nuclear development of south Korea under its
control through annual meeting of the U.S.-south Korea joint atomic
energy cooperation committee.
The recent effectuation of the agreement rendered south Korea's
development of nuclear weapons legal. Through this the U.S. threw away
its mask under which it has systematically transferred sensitive
technology, personnel and hardware needed for the nuclear development to
south Korea behind the scene and fully disclosed its true colors as a
chief culprit of nuclear proliferation.
The aim sought by the U.S. is to let south Korea stand on the
forefront of the nuclear stand-off with the DPRK and thus easily pursue
its aggressive policy towards the DPRK and its strategy for dominating
In order to calm down the international community critical of the
revision of the "atomic energy agreement" the U.S. is letting loose
groundless rubbish that south Korea is "faithfully honoring its
obligations, pursuant to the declaration on denuclearization" and south
Korea's development of nuclear weapons is "technically impossible" under
the "atomic energy agreement," etc.
But the international community is seriously concerned about the
moves for nuclear development that is becoming a reality in several
countries including Japan and Israel as well as south Korea and several
regions including Europe at the connivance of the U.S and under its
The U.S. is now left with neither justification nor pretext to find
fault with the nuclear program of others including the nuclear issue on
the Korean Peninsula which surfaced and has become ever more serious due
to its moves.
The U.S. can never evade its responsibility as a chief culprit of nuclear proliferation and nuclear arms race. -0-