Pyongyang, June 9 (KCNA) -- Army General Pak Yong Sik, minister of the People's Armed Forces of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, issued a statement on Thursday.
According to the statement, the 2016 Asia Security Conference was held in Singapore recently.
If the objective of the conference had been to ensure security in
Asia, it should have discussed and solved necessary practical measures.
But the defense chiefs of the U.S., Japan and south Korea held a
confab irrelevant to the conference at which they cried out for
"thoroughly enforcing the sanctions against the north" and boosting
"cooperation," claiming that the DPRK's fourth nuclear test and missile
launch are a "violation" of the UNSC's "resolution" and international
In the end, they blustered that they would not hastily opt for
dialogue before the DPRK clarifies its "will to dismantle its nukes" and
discussed the issue of boosting military cooperation in the efforts to
cope with the "threat from the north" including the increased "sharing
of military information about the north" by kicking off a missile
warning drill in July.
It is the height of shamelessness for them to mislead public opinion
by terming the DPRK's dignified nuclear force for self-defense and
Strategic Force a "threat" even at the international security
conference, the statement said, and went on:
The U.S. is the only nuclear criminal state in the world and the largest nuclear weapons state in the world.
Japan is a militarist state which is vociferating about a military
giant and nuclear weaponization after throwing away even the showy
"Pacifist Constitution" and "three non-nuclear principles".
The south Korean puppet forces are crying out for even "nuclear
weaponization to counter the north's nukes", not content with getting
frantic with confrontation while conducting Hyonmu missile launching
test with the firing range of 800 km they claimed capable of putting all
areas of the DPRK in the striking range at the prodding of their
masters U.S. and Japan.
Openly revealed at the tripartite confab was the scenario to further
intensify new hostile acts against the DPRK while taking issue with its
nukes and missile "threat".
It is preposterous for those wholly responsible for ensuring peace
and security on the Korean peninsula to justify their attempt at
aggression, blaming others.
Availing ourselves of this opportunity, we reiterate our stand that
nuclear deterrent for self-defense is an all-powerful treasure sword
tightly held by the DPRK to cope with the hostile forces' moves for
Our warning is by no means an empty talk.
Any force hostile to the DPRK is bound to go to ruin.
This is proved by history. -0-