Pyongyang, February 2 (KCNA) -- Foreign politicians and media are now calling for the withdrawal of the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK while supporting the validity of the DPRK's access to nuclear weapons.
It was none other than the U.S. which produced nuclear weapons
before any others and compelled the DPRK to have access to nuclear
weapons, they said.
Kalashnikov, secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist
Party of the Russian Federation who doubles as first vice-chairman of
the International Affairs Committee of the State Duma, said in a talk to
political and academic figures and experts aired by TV Tsentr of Russia
on Jan. 22: "The DPRK's access to nuclear weapons was justifiable in
the light of what happened in Iraq, Libya and Yugoslavia and it was the
U.S. which has threatened the DPRK since the 1950s, compelling it to
have access to nuclear weapons".
Vorontsov, section chief for Korea and Mongolia of the Institute of
Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, noted: "North Korea
has neither bombed other countries nor tried to overturn their regimes.
It is nonsensical to claim that such country poses a threat to the
world. However, there exists, in actuality, an attempt to bring down the
social system in north Korea."
The U.S. magazine National Interest on Jan. 20 asserted that the
U.S. has to admit its negative policy on nuclear weapons which caused
the DPRK to conduct four nuclear tests in the past decade.
Even forces in the U.S. mainland and its satellite countries are
criticizing the present U.S. administration's north Korea policy,
describing it as a completely failed one as it pushed the north to
reinforcing its social system and having access to nuclear weapons.
The DPRK had access to self-defensive nuclear war deterrence in
order to cope with the U.S. nuclear blackmail getting undisguised as the
days go by.
It was entirely due to the U.S. anachronistic hostile policy towards
the DPRK that it had access to nuclear weapons and the U.S.-DPRK
relations have deteriorated.
Owing to the U.S. ever more undisguised nuclear threat and blackmail
there is high likelihood of outbreak of a nuclear war due to an
accidental case in the Korean Peninsula where the Armistice Agreement
had been nullified.
Unless the U.S. rolls back its hostile policy towards the DPRK, the
former's nuclear threat to the latter will persist and it will be left
with no option but to take stronger measures one after another to
bolster its nuclear deterrence both in quality and quantity.
The U.S. ruling quarters are entirely to blame for the situation prevailing in the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. would be well advised to face up to the reality with cool
head and make such a bold decision as rolling back its hostile policy
towards the DPRK as early as possible. -0-