Pyongyang, December 8 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the Red Cross Society of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday as regards the fact that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a "resolution" on the reunion of "divided families" of Korean residents in the U.S.:
The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 29 passed a "resolution"
demanding the DPRK allow Koreans in the U.S. to meet their families and
relatives living in the north and take a "confidence-building measure"
conducive to ensuring peace on the Korean peninsula.
After the passage of the "resolution," U.S. congressmen talk rubbish
that "a cornerstone was provided for the reunion of separated families
of 100 000 Koreans in the U.S." and "it is wish of the divided families
in the U.S."
As acknowledged by the world, the U.S. is the chief culprit who
caused the division of the Korean nation and thus spawned the issue of
divided families and relatives and who is preventing their reunions by
pursuing a hideous hostile policy toward the DPRK.
The U.S. brought huge aggression troops to south Korea every year
and ceaselessly held provocative nuclear war exercises against the DPRK,
deliberately scuttling the reunions of divided families and relatives
in the north and the south and has persistently checked the visit of
overseas Koreans to homeland by slapping sanctions against the DPRK and
taking measures for stifling it.
This is the undeniable nature of the U.S.
The DPRK has so far kept the door open for overseas Koreans
including those in the U.S. to visit their dear homeland any time and
taken every sincere compatriotic measure to ensure their meetings with
their families and relatives as desired by them.
However, U.S. Congress cooked up a "bill for supporting reunions of
divided families in the U.S." in January 2008 and fabricated a
"resolution" demanding for reunions this time. This is chiefly aimed to
use this issue as a pretext for kicking up a human rights campaign
against the DPRK and as a smokescreen for covering up the despicable
nature as a criminal responsible for the division of the Korean nation
under the veil of "humanitarianism."
The U.S. crafty moves to misuse even the reunion of divided families
and relatives of Koreans in the U.S. for anti-DPRK human rights racket
will only further reveal the U.S. sinister intention and impudence. -0