Friday, 2 February 2018

KCNA Commentary Hits U.S. Scheme to Turn Olympiad into Confrontation Theater

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 "propaganda offensive".

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 peninsula.

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 special units.

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 Winter Olympics.

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-

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