Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- The DPRK at the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea clarified its policy stand that it will remove the root cause of the threat of nuclear war created by the U.S. and safeguard peace in the region and the rest of the world by means of our powerful nuclear deterrent, it will not use nuclear weapons first, unless the hostile forces violate our sovereignty with their own nuclear weapons, and it will faithfully observe its commitments to nuclear non-proliferation, which it has made before the international community, and strive for global denuclearization.
The DPRK has entered the new phase of its drive for implementing the stand.
But the U.S., the south Korean authorities and other forces hostile
toward the DPRK are spinning out sophism that the nuclear weapons of the
DPRK are a "threat" to peace of the Korean peninsula and other parts of
the world and that no problem can be settled unless the
"denuclearization of the north is achieved first", misleading the public
opinion at home and abroad.
The U.S. has declined the DPRK's constructive proposal for replacing
the Armistice Agreement with a peace treaty under such absurd
preconditions as "north's dismantlement of nukes first" and squarely
challenged the DPRK's sincere proposals and efforts for dialogue for the
improvement of the north-south ties and Korea's reunification with such
words as "north's denuclearization first".
The Park Geun Hye group, in particular, is resorting to all sorts of
despicable deeds to solicit cooperation for sanctions and pressure on
the DPRK whenever an opportunity presents itself while busily going here
and there with the "north's denuclearization first" as a cure-all
In a statement on Wednesday a spokesman for the DPRK government
denounced this as a foolish act of totally twisting the essence of the
denuclearization issue on the Korean peninsula, and a ridiculous act of
nuclear war criminals to cover up their true colors and force the DPRK
to scrap its nuclear program.
The denuclearization being called for by the DPRK is the
denuclearization of the whole Korean peninsula and this includes the
dismantlement of nukes in south Korea and its vicinity.
The U.S. and the puppet forces have neither elementary
qualifications nor face to talk about the "north's denuclearization" as
they spawned and have complicated the nuclear issue on the Korean
peninsula, the statement said, disclosing how the U.S. and the puppet
forces derailed the process for the denuclearization on the peninsula.
If the U.S. and the south Korean authorities have an iota of
interest in the denuclearization on the Korean peninsula, they should
accept the principled demand of the DPRK before anything else, the
statement said, and went on:
Firstly, all the nuclear weapons should be opened to public, first
of all, which the U.S. has neither acknowledged nor denied after
bringing them to south Korea.
Secondly, all the nukes and their bases should be dismantled and verified in the eyes of the world public.
Thirdly, the U.S. should ensure that it would never bring again the
nuclear strike means to south Korea, which the U.S. has frequently
deployed on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity.
Fourthly, it should commit itself to neither intimidating the DPRK
with nukes or through an act of nuclear war nor using nukes against the
DPRK in any case.
Fifthly, the withdrawal of the U.S. troops holding the right to use nukes from south Korea should be declared.
If the U.S. and the south Korean authorities truly want to see the
denuclearization on the Korean peninsula and build a "peaceful world
without nuclear weapons", there will be no reason for them to turn down
the just demand of the DPRK.
If such security guarantee comes true, the DPRK will also take steps
in response to it and a decisive breakthrough will be made in realizing
the denuclearization on the Korean peninsula.
Taking this opportunity, the DPRK warns Park Geun Hye and other
south Korean authorities not to play trickery any more to seek loopholes
crying out for "denuclearization of the north" in collusion with their
master but face up to the present reality.
If they desperately defy the principled demand of the DPRK, the
latter's nukes will be further bolstered up both in quality and quantity
and its capacity will reach its maximum. They should bear this in mind.
The denuclearization on the Korean peninsula entirely hinges on the
attitude and behavior of the U.S. and the south Korean authorities. -0-