Pyongyang, June 29 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry made public the following statement Wednesday:
The U.S. persists in its hostile acts to create the atmosphere of
putting pressure on the DPRK over its step for bolstering defense
capabilities for self-defense.
It is pulling up the DPRK over its test-fire of surface-to-surface
medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hawsong-10, terming it a
"provocation", "threat" and "violation." But it is the U.S. which is
perpetrating provocations and posing threat to the DPRK in wanton
violation of international law.
Its introduction of many strategic assets including nuclear-powered
submarine Mississippi and B-52H strategic bombers into south Korea and
its vicinity is the provocation and the ceaseless nuclear war drills
staged by it for attacking the DPRK, trumpeting about "beheading
operation" targeting its headquarters and "operation for occupying
Pyongyang", are threats to it.
As the DPRK has already clarified in its letter to the UN secretary
general, where is international law which says nuclear tests and
ballistic rocket launches are threats to global peace and security?
It is quite natural and just self-defensive measure for the DPRK to
take a series of steps for bolstering nuclear deterrence to cope with
the U.S. constant nuclear threat and ceaseless provocations to the
former which are a wanton violation of the UN Charter and international
For this reason, the White House and State and Defense departments
have made much fuss but failed to evoke international response and is
Much upset by this, the U.S. is prodding its satellite countries
into staging an international campaign of expressing "concern" over the
DPRK's test-fire of the surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic
It is deplorable to see some weak-willed countries shamelessly
behaving without any principle, taken in by the above-said campaign, and
staging the farce of "expressing their stands."
This is a behaviour contrary to the position of a sovereign state and
action nothing helpful to the peace and security on the Korean
The DPRK will closely watch the pitiful behaviour of these countries
and the U.S. and its followers will be held wholly accountable for the
ensuing catastrophic consequences.
It is preposterous for the U.S. to give lip-service to dialogue
while persistently pursuing an international campaign to isolate and
stifle the DPRK.
The U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK can never go with any kind of dialogue. This is the stand of the DPRK.
The DPRK will continue taking a series of steps for bolstering up the nuclear deterrent fo