Pyongyang, July 15 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA Friday as regards the U.S. introduction of another nuclear submarine into south Korea:
On July 13 nuclear-powered submarine Ohio, one of the major
strategic strike means of the U.S., made an entry into Pusan Port of
The 18 000-ton class super large nuclear submarine is capable of mounting missile attacks with stealth function.
In June the U.S. brought to south Korea nuclear submarine Mississippi and the formation of B-52H strategic bombers.
The U.S. introduction into the Korean peninsula of strategic nuclear
strike means at a time when the DPRK-U.S. relations and the regional
situation are growing extremity tense is a revelation of its hostile
attempt to stifle the DPRK by force at any cost.
Also lurking behind it is an ambition to contain other rival
countries in the region by force and establish military hegemony in
It is foolhardy for the U.S. not to properly understand the
strategic position of the DPRK that has ranked itself among the nuclear
powers and the trend of the times, but to try to bring down the DPRK
through military pressure and threat.
Not content with reckless arms buildup, war exercises and sanctions
racket to retrieve its failure in its DPRK policy, the U.S. does not
hesitate to hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK. This
is rendering the situation on the Korean peninsula and in the region
extremely tense and increasing the danger of a nuclear war.
The present situation in which the U.S. has become hell-bent on
encroaching upon the sovereignty and nuclear threat and blackmail while
more openly pursuing its hegemonic strategy in reliance on military
muscle clearly proves once again how just the DPRK was when it adopted
the line of simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the
building of nuclear force.
Lasting peace on the Korean peninsula and in the region can never be
realized by unilateral efforts of the DPRK and it is possible only when
the military hostile acts of the U.S. which is chiefly to blame for the
tension and its anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK are
The present situation in which the U.S. is more viciously pursuing
its hostile policy toward the DPRK compels it to further bolster its
nuclear deterrence for self-defence.
Unshakable is the will of the DPRK to fundamentally defuse in
reliance on powerful nuclear deterrence the danger of a nuclear war
being brought by the U.S. and safeguard peace on the Korean peninsula
and in the region. -0-