Pyongyang, February 2 (KCNA) -- The U.S. has revealed its intention to make the Winter Olympics a theatre for stand-off with the DPRK.
The U.S. vice-president claimed that he would take part in the Winter
Olympics and hold back "north Korea's propaganda offensive", according
to the U.S. magazine News Week on Jan. 24.
Timed to coincide with this, a White House official said that the
vice-president will hold a series of press conferences before and during
the Olympics and he is determined to make sure that the Olympic ground
would not turn into a propaganda ground for north Korea.
This is aimed to check the trend for improved inter-Korean ties that has
gained momentum thanks to the DPRK's bold and proactive efforts, and to
drive a wedge among the Koreans.
Clear is the stand of the DPRK to ensure that the Winter Olympics is
successfully held as a great event of the homogenous nation and to
strikingly manifest the dignity and might of the nation, and this is
supported and welcomed by the international community.
The DPRK's efforts to bring about a drastic progress in accomplishing
the cause of independent reunification based on the first step that had
been taken at the outset of the year have nothing to do with the
But how is the U.S. behaving at a time when the Korean nation is about
to pool efforts and open a new chapter for peace on the Korean
On the eve of the Olympics the U.S. is unhesitatingly committing acts of
insulting the sincerity made by the DPRK and ruining the Olympics by
rendering the political and military threats toward the DPRK to the
extremes, and dispatching strategic assets including nuclear carrier and
Chinese Hong Kong paper South China Morning Post in an editorial said
that the U.S. is doing what it should not do, adding that the origin of
all the measures taken by the U.S. recently is questionable after the
north and the south of Korea resumed the talks.
Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the International Affairs Committee of
the Russian Federal Assembly, said that it is a wrong interpretation of
the present situation for Americans to behave as if their continued act
of ratcheting up sanctions and pressure together with the regional
allies does not have any impact, adding that this may have extremely
dangerous impact on the development of the situation as a whole, and the
positive trend concerning the resumption of the direct dialogue between
the north and the south may disappear after the Winter Olympics due to
the West's approach.
All facts clearly prove once again who wishes for successful Winter
Olympics and peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and who fans up
the tension on the Korean peninsula.
It is quite natural that the international community is concerned about
what the U.S. vice-president is going to do targeting the DPRK at the
The U.S. should not run amuck.
It will invite international isolation as it fails to face up to the trend of the times. -0-