Pyongyang, February 3 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea released a statement Friday, 59 years since the U.S. introduced nuclear weapons to south Korea and made it public.
The statement said:
It was the U.S. which turned south Korea into the world's biggest
nuclear arsenal through massive introduction of nuclear weapons with
various missions and nuclear war hardware and it was again the U.S.
which posed unprecedented nuclear threat and blackmail to the DPRK after
designating it as the target of a preemptive nuclear attack.
The successive pro-U.S. conservative groups of south Korea actively
joined the U.S. in deploying nuclear weapons in south Korea and have
been hell-bent on the nuclear war moves for invading the north in a bid
to inflict a nuclear disaster on this land.
The Park Geun Hye group, not content with staging frantic joint
military exercises against the DPRK together with their master U.S.,
decided to bring THAAD to south Korea and worked out a plan for a
preemptive attack on the north and has desperately pushed forward it,
pushing the situation on the peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war.
The DPRK had no option but to have access to nuclear deterrence to
defend its sovereignty and the nation's right to existence to cope with
the U.S. and the puppet forces' reckless nuclear threat and blackmail.
The U.S. and its henchmen south Korean puppet forces feign ignorance
of their criminal act of spawning the nuclear issue on the Korean
peninsula and having threatened the DPRK with nuclear weapons and
faulted the DPRK's measure for bolstering its nuclear deterrence for
self-defence. This reminds one of a thief crying "Stop the Thief".
The U.S. and the puppet forces have to seriously repent of their
acts of introducing nuclear weapons to south Korea and having been keen
on the moves for a nuclear war against the north before talking about
"nuclear threat" from someone.
The DPRK solemnly declares once again.
The U.S. and the puppet forces should not trumpet about unilateral
"denuclearization of the north," talking about the fictitious "nuclear
threat from the north" and "provocation," but open to public and
dismantle all nuclear weapons in south Korea and start denuclearizing
the south in a verifiable way in the world's eyes.
They have to stop all north-targeted nuclear war exercises being
staged after bringing nuclear strike means to the Korean peninsula and
its vicinity and withdraw the U.S. aggression forces from south Korea
and assure that they would not threaten the DPRK with nuclear weapons.
The DPRK will take a series of eventful measures as a nuclear power
and full-fledged military power in the East and further bolster its
capability for self-defence and capability for preemptive attack with
the nuclear force as the core as long as the U.S. and its vassal forces
continue nuclear threat and blackmail against the DPRK and do not stop
nuclear war exercises at its doorstep under the pretext of annual ones
despite its repeated warnings.
The U.S. and the puppet forces have to behave with discretion,
though belatedly, clearly understanding who their rival is and facing up
to the trend of the times. -0-