Pyongyang, February 7 (KCNA) -- 59 years has passed since the U.S. shipped nuclear weapons into south Korea.
The U.S. officially announced on Jan. 29, 1958 that it deployed
Honest John nuclear missiles in south Korea and opened to public the
deployed nuclear weapons in February that year.
Since then, it has systematically increased the number of nuclear
weapons in south Korea over the past nearly 60 years, reaching more than
1 000 in the 1970s and more than 1720 in the 1990s.
The U.S. nukes deployed in south Korea are means of aggression and
domination to stifle the DPRK and conquer the whole world from A to Z.
A long time ago, the U.S. shaped the policy of pressurizing the DPRK
to the effect that it will use nuclear weapons if the second Korean war
breaks out, claiming that it was defeated in the Korean War because it
did not use A-bomb.
Pursuant to the policy, it declared the start of equipping its
forces present in south Korea with nukes in July 1957 and stepped up the
forward deployment of nuclear weapons and thus turned south Korea into
the biggest nuclear arsenal in the Far East.
It set the DPRK as a target of its preemptive nuclear attack and has
modified and supplemented the scenarios for a nuclear war against the
DPRK time and again and made them more criminal in their contents and
has ceaselessly developed them through anti-DPRK war drills with the
puppet forces every year.
Shortly ago, the U.S. promised the south Korean puppet forces that
it would stage Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises
targeting the DPRK in the largest scale.
It is the mastermind of a nuclear war hell-bent on imposing a
nuclear disaster upon the Korean nation and an arch criminal that
spawned the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.
The daily-escalating U.S. nuclear pressure on the DPRK compelled the
latter to counter the nukes with its own nukes as its last option and
have access to even the ultra-modern strategic strike means such as
smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads as well as H-bomb.
The DPRK's access to nuclear weapons markedly reduced the danger of a
nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula and replaced the era of nukes of
aggression, in which the U.S. unilaterally posed nuclear threat, with an
era of nukes of justice in which the hostile forces can never have a
A report, submitted to U.S. Congress on February 1, defined the DPRK
as the country that topped the "nightmare" list of the U.S. and warned
that the DPRK's measure of bolstering its nuclear force would drive the
Trump administration to the most critical phase that has never been
faced by its predecessors.
The reality goes to prove that the DPRK's access to nuclear weapons
is the most justifiable option for saving the destiny of the country and
nation and defending peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and the
The correct answer to the question how to remove the nuclear threat
to the DPRK is the access to powerful nuclear deterrence only.
The DPRK will steadily bolster up its military capability for
self-defence with nuclear weapons as a pivot and capability for a
preemptive strike, as long as the U.S. and its vassal forces continue to
seek nuclear threat and blackmail against it and conduct nuclear war
drills at its doorstep under the pretext of annual ones.
The U.S. and the south Korean puppet group would be well advised to
behave themselves, clearly aware of who their opponent is and facing up
to the trend of the times. -0-