Pyongyang, January 17 (KCNA) -- Some countries are vying with each other to test-fire inter-continental ballistic rockets and all other types of rockets.
The international community is taking note of the fact that the U.S.
and the UN Security Council have kept mum about those test-fires while
cooking up brigandish "sanctions resolutions" over the regular rocket
test-fire by the army of the DPRK and its exercise of the right to
launch satellites for peaceful purposes, justified by international law,
after labeling them "provocation" and "threat."
Acting by the double-dealing standard unilaterally set by the U.S.
in its interests, the UN brands the legitimate exercise of the
sovereignty by an independent country as "illegal" and its measure for
self-defence "provocation". But some countries are allowed to conduct
such test-fires, unhindered. This is a reality on the UN arena at
This cannot but be the height of partiality and double-dealing standard and an expression of serious prejudice.
Each country and nation has the same commitments and the same right
to exercise in international relations before the international
The application of double-dealing standard amounts to hideous
arbitrary practices and it is nothing beneficial to the development of
international relations at present.
A sovereign state's measures for bolstering up its military
capabilities to defend its independence and territorial integrity can
never be subject to criticism and interference by the world body under
However, the U.S. has unhesitatingly used its double-dealing
standard against those countries aspiring after independence against
imperialism with differing ideologies and social systems, utterly
disregarding the mission and role of international law and international
organizations in pursuance of world hegemony.
Owing to the U.S. reckless moves for bolstering up its nuclear force
and modernizing them, the instability and danger of a nuclear war are
now escalating on the earth and nuclear weapons states are improving
their strategic nuclear forces both in quantity and quality to cope with
It was inevitable and entirely just for the DPRK to have had access
to nuclear deterrent for self-defence and bolstered up it as it is
always exposed to the direct nuclear threat of the U.S. at a time when
even those countries having vast territories and big populations and
huge economic potentials are giving top priority to the measures for
reinforcing nuclear forces for state development and security.
In order to cope with the evermore escalating U.S. nuclear threat
and blackmail, the DPRK succeeded in the test of first H-bomb, test-fire
of various offensive means and nuclear warhead explosion and entered
the final stage of the preparations for the inter-continental ballistic
rocket and achieved signal successes in the field of strategic nuclear
The DPRK's measures for bolstering up nuclear force are
self-defensive ones to cope with the U.S. vicious nuclear threat and
blackmail. They reflect the determination of the army and people of the
DPRK to counter nukes and ICBM in kind.
The DPRK has never recognized the unreasonable resolutions adopted
by the UNSC against it with the U.S. double-dealing standard.
As long as the imperialists and hegemonic forces scheme to bring
down the socialist system in the DPRK, it will further increase its
military muscle, protect the peace and security of the country by its
own efforts and invariably pursue its line in the future, too. -0-