Pyongyang, February 29 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is behaving mischievously over the DPRK's satellite launch for peaceful purposes.
It is crying out for international pressure and "sanctions," terming
the DPRK's satellite launch violation of "resolutions" of the UN
This is a wanton infringement on the DPRK's sovereignty and grave challenge to it.
The DPRK's satellite launch for peaceful purposes is inviolable as
it is a legitimate exercise of an independent right of a sovereign state
recognized by international law which is above the UNSC resolutions.
The racket kicked up by the U.S. over the DPRK's satellite launch is
a vivid manifestation of the White House's extreme hostile policy
towards the latter.
Washington claims that all satellites launched by the U.S. are legal
while every satellite launched by the DPRK is illegal. Such claim is
the height of the American-style double standards.
An article posted by Stefan Landman on the website of the Canadian
Institute for World Studies "Double standards of the West towards north
Korea" said the UNSC resolution banning Pyongyang's use of ballistic
missile technology is a wrong one, adding that this resolution is not
applied to any country, to say nothing of the western world, and this is
the height of double standards.
A professor and doctor of the Socio-economic Faculty of the
University of Vienna sneered by saying that the UNSC is discussing
sanctions over the north Korea's satellite launch but the satellite
launch is a legitimate right of a sovereign state and if it finds fault
with north Korea's satellite launch, it has to adopt a new "resolution"
some time banning the sale of kitchen knives to its commercial network
for fear of killing people, he added.
A colonel of the Spanish Ministry of Defence noted that it is the
double standards to insist on slapping sanctions against north Korea as
satellites are launched by all the countries capable of doing so, adding
that it is also double standards that nuclear capable India and
Pakistan conduct regular ICBM launches but no one takes issue with them,
A researcher of an American nonproliferation center said that he can
say with confidence the rocket launched by north Korea was the
satellite launch as it was designed as a mechanism for launching rockets
into the space. There should be a considerable change in the design if
the satellite launch is to be described as ICBM, he held.
As the international public comments, the DPRK's satellite launch
can never pose a threat to other countries as it is clear space
development activity for peaceful purposes.
The U.S. is working hard to prevent the DPRK's satellite launches,
absurdly claiming that they "threaten" someone. If this is allowed, the
DPRK is barred from launching satellites for good. It is unpardonable
double standards for the U.S. to assert that the DPRK is only not
allowed to launch satellites, while launching different types of
satellites including spy satellites at any place and times in a bid to
militarize outer space in contravention of requirements of the
international community. The U.S. naturally should stop taking issue
with the DPRK's space development activities and halt the above-said
moves as they are a grave threat to world peace and security, to begin
It should not make an excessive reaction to the DPRK's satellite
launch for peaceful purposes, prompted by the conception of
confrontation, but view it from a fair stand.
It is a law-governed requirement of the age of ultra-modern science
and technology and world trend to launch and operate working satellites
necessary for economic development and prosperity of the country.
The DPRK's position as a satellite manufacturer and launcher will
never change because of the U.S. denial and the former's space
development is not something to be given up because of someone's
The DPRK will as ever make greater successes in the field of space
development so as to protect the self-respect and dignity of the nation.
It is nothing but a pipe dream for the U.S. to expect the DPRK to
collapse due to "sanctions." This is as foolish as waiting the missions
of the sun and stars to come to an end.
If the U.S. persists in its desperate attempt to deprive the DPRK of
its independent and legitimate rights, obsessed with its ill-intended
inveterate repugnancy toward the latter, it will be left with no option
but to take inevitable counter-measures to cope with it. -0-