Pyongyang, September 11 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK issued the following statement on Sunday:
Scientists and technicians of the Nuclear Weapons Institute of the
DPRK successfully conducted a nuclear explosive test for judging the
power of nuclear warheads. Much upset by this, the Obama group has gone
foolish in its moves to incite an atmosphere of putting pressure and
stifling the DPRK and to cover up its failed DPRK policy by branding the
DPRK as the "harasser of peace".
On Friday Obama personally made public a "statement" in which he
branded the DPRK's nuclear warheads explosive test as a "threat" and
"provocation" to peace and security and "ignorance" of the international
norms of practices, adding that he will never acknowledge the DPRK as a
nuclear weapons state but will cooperate with the international
community to take additional crucial measures.
The nuclear warheads explosive test was a demonstration of the
toughest will of the DPRK that showed it is ready to counterattack the
enemies if they make a provocation as it was part of the substantial
countermeasures to the threat of a nuclear war and sanctions racket
kicked up by the hostile forces including the U.S.
We are holding fast to the line of simultaneously developing the two
fronts to safeguard the sovereignty, right to existence and peace from
the ever-increasing nuclear threat and blackmail of the U.S., and the
recent test was just part of the whole course of implementing the line.
With the end of its tenure nearing the Obama group has faced a
flurry of censures from the public at home and abroad for its totally
bankrupt DPRK policy which only resulted in compelling the DPRK to
increase its nuclear attack capabilities moment by moment.
Obama's recent publication of the "statement" is aimed to shift the
blame for pushing the DPRK to have access to nukes and save even a bit
his face that was completely lost before the world.
The U.S. is the very one which compelled the DPRK to develop nuclear
warheads, and its nuclear threat and blackmail that have constantly
been posed to the DPRK almost every day for the past decades have been
an engine which pushed the DPRK to reach this point.
Obama is trying hard to deny the DPRK's strategic position as a
legitimate nuclear weapons state but it is as foolish an act as trying
to eclipse the sun with a palm.
It is foolhardy for the Obama group to get itself busy while crying
out for the senseless sanctions ballad even today when its "strategic
patience" policy became totally bankrupt and it is nearing the end of
As was already clarified, we will continue to take measures for
increasing the nuclear force of the country in quality and in quantity
to safeguard the dignity and the right to existence of the DPRK and
ensure genuine peace from the U.S. increasing threat of a nuclear war.