Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- U.S. experts on Korean affairs and foreign media are becoming increasingly vocal urging the U.S. administration to opt for concluding a peace treaty with the DPRK in order to find a solution to the issue of the Korean peninsula.
Benette Ramberg, policy researcher at the agency for political and
military affairs under the former Bush administration, said in his
commentary contributed to Reuters that north Korea is a nuclear power
both in name and reality, urging the U.S. to recognize its status as an
irreversible nuclear power and hold a dialogue with it.
Joel Wit, former official for Korean affairs of the U.S. Department
of State, asserted that the U.S. should "pursue a compromise proposal by
responding to north Korea's offer for concluding the peace treaty as
the recent resolution on sanctions would not go down with the latter. He
added that it is possible for the U.S. to discuss and issue an official
declaration on putting an end to the Korean War at the first phase of
the negotiations for concluding the peace treaty and discuss and press
ahead with specific measures including a halt to the U.S.-south Korea
annual joint military exercises and the removal of the Military
Demarcation Line at the next phase.
Media including the U.S. website Reddit said: North Korea is
steadily improving the capability of its nuclear weapons but the U.S.
cannot strike them. The U.S. failed in its test for intercepting north
Korea's missiles. In the final analysis, negotiations are the only
option for defusing north Korea's nuclear and missile threats.
A director of the Chinese Foundation for the International Studies
noted that it is the most pressing and urgent task to prevent the
outbreak of a war on the Korean peninsula. To this end, it is necessary
to put an end to the truce on the peninsula and conclude a peace treaty.
These are the strong assertions that the U.S. should not persist in
its megalomaniac quixotic policy but boldly recognize the status of the
DPRK as a nuclear power, opt for improving the relations with it and
discuss the issue of concluding the peace treaty with it.
The DPRK had access to H-bomb to safeguard the sovereignty and right
of the country and nation to exist from the U.S. aggressive policy and
nuclear blackmail and threat which have lasted for the past several
decades, thus proudly joining the advanced ranks of nuclear powers.
Nothing can disable its nuclear deterrent for self-defense.
The DPRK is bolstering up its merciless striking capability at
multi-phases with increased speed to cope with the ever-escalating U.S.
moves for a war of aggression. This is the reality which the world
people witness at present.
The U.S. is busy staging the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 16 joint
military exercises with huge troops and preemptive nuclear offensive
weapons deployed in south Korea and the vicinity of the Korean
peninsula. This madcap saber-rattling does not show off its aggressive
force but betrays its fear of the tremendous military muscle of the
The ceaseless military exercises being staged by the U.S. and south
Korean puppet forces under various codenames in south Korea are the
basic factor of a war on the peninsula.
There is no guarantee that such drills will not lead to an all-out
war on the peninsula. In case a war breaks out, it will quickly spill
over to a world war and nuclear war among nuclear powers.
Disregarding this hard fact, the U.S. is still crying out for
someone's "dismantling of nuclear weapons". This is a way of thinking
little short of escape from reality.
As long as the U.S. does not abandon such way of thinking, there can
be no progress in settling the issue of the Korean peninsula.
Now that the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK persistently
threatens the latter's existence and both sides are still technically at
war, the U.S. assertion that peace can settle on the peninsula only
when the latter unilaterally dismantles its nuclear weapons, to begin
with, is sheer sophism understandable to no one.
The world will only see the DPRK's tremendous nuclear deterrent
growing stronger on the peninsula unless the U.S. does not roll back its
hostile policy toward the DPRK including joint military rehearsals. -0-