Pyongyang, July 15 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Pan-Korean Emergency Measure Committee for Opposing Nuclear War Drills against the DPRK made public a statement on Saturday denouncing the U.S. nuclear threats and blackmail to the DPRK on the lapse of 60 years since the official announcement of arming the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces in south Korea with nuclear weapons.
The statement said that on July 15, 1957, the U.S. declared that it started arming the U.S. aggressor forces in south Korea with nuclear weapons and massively introduced nukes into south Korea and on January 29, 1958 officially announced the deployment of the nuclear weapons in south Korea.
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In the subsequent period, the U.S. turned south Korea into the biggest nuclear advanced base in the Far East whose number reached more than 1 720 in the middle of the 1980s.
In the new century the U.S. listed the DPRK as part of "axis of evil" and the target of nuclear preemptive attack and steadily developed scenarios for invasion of the DPRK such as OPLAN 5027 and OPLAN 5015, ceaselessly posing nuclear threats and blackmail to the DPRK.
There is no other country in the world than the DPRK which has been exposed to the persistent and toughest nuclear threats from the U.S. for a long period since the 1950s.
It is very just that the DPRK possessed nuclear deterrence for self-defence and has steadily strengthened it in every way to protect dignity and sovereignty of the nation to cope with the arbitrary nuclear threats from the U.S.
The strategic position of the DPRK and the world political structure has radically changed and gone are the days never to return when the U.S. used to impose threats and blackmail to the DPRK with nukes.
The south Korean authorities should drop at once the disgraceful policy of sycophancy toward outside forces and confrontation with the compatriots, bearing in mind that taking advantages of the U.S. moves is an act of treachery little short of leaving the interests and destiny of the nation to the tender mercy of outside forces. -0-