Pyongyang, May 24 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) gave an answer to the question raised by KCNA Wednesday as regards the fact that the U.S. and its vassal forces are faulting the DPRK over its test-launch of ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic missile Pukguksong-2.
The U.S., browbeaten by the test-launch, called for "persisting economic and diplomatic pressure" while describing it as "disappointing and shocking." And Japan and other forces following the U.S. are calling the launch a "challenge to the world".
The south Korean authorities, too, are echoing the "chorus" of the hostile forces against the DPRK.
Deriding them, the spokesman said:
It is a normal work for national defence which the DPRKis obliged to do to bolster its nuclear deterrence, pursuant to the great line for simultaneous development of the two fronts to make serial and mass production of Juche weapons, including Pukguksong-2, for deployment at the strategic force units.
It is quite natural for the DPRK to bolster up the military capability for self-defence, now that the U.S. has become all the more undisguised in its attempt at preemptive attack and in nuclear war hysteria.
The hostile forces including the U.S. must clearly understand the immutable faith and annihilating spirit of Songun Korea possessed of nuclear sword of justice, and should not run amuck.
The south Korean authorities, in particular, should come to their senses as early as possible, clearly understanding that it is an act ignorant of what might defends the nation's dignity and sovereignty and guarantees the north-south relations for them to fault the DPRK's legitimate measures, dancing to the tune of outsiders.
As long as the U.S. and its vassal forces have become desperate in their moves to stifle the DPRK, we will further step up the efforts for diversifying and modernizing the nuclear force before the aggressors and provocateurs come to their senses.
The world will see with admiration how the DPRK makes more wonderful Juche weapons, nuclear attack means of Korean style which would strike terror into the hostile forces including the U.S.
The final victory belongs to the DPRK holding the treasured nuclear sword of justice. -0-