Pyongyang, March 20 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Monday gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA as regards the fact that the U.S. Administration tried to threaten the DPRK and impose pressure upon it, taking advantage of U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson's tour of Japan, south Korea and China:
Tillerson admitted the failure of the U.S. efforts to denuclearize the DPRK for 20 years and end of Obama's policy of "strategic patience" during his recent tour of those countries. He said that the U.S. would militarily counteract to the DPRK's threat to the U.S. and its allies.
Now Tillerson is repeating what Obama touted much about sanctions until he left the White House.
What matters is that neither Obama nor Tillerson knows the reason why the DPRK had to have access to nuclear weapons and why it is dynamically bolstering up the nuclear force.
The nuclear force of the DPRK is the treasured sword of justice and the most reliable war deterrence to defend the socialist motherland and the life of its people.
The U.S. should face up to the situation of the world with its eyes wide open.
The DPRK has the will and capability to fully respond to any war the U.S. would like to ignite.
If the businessmen-turned U.S. authorities thought that they would frighten the DPRK, they would soon know that their method would not work on the latter.
The world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won by the DPRK in the recent ground jet test of Korean-style high-thrust engine will carry. -0-