Pyongyang, March 20 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency issued a commentary titled "Truth Must Not Be Distorted with Sheer Sophism" on Tuesday.
The commentary noted that thanks to the proactive measure and
peace-loving proposal made by the DPRK, dramatic atmosphere for
reconciliation has been created in relations between the north and the
south of Korea and there has been a sign of change also in the DPRK-U.S.
At this time, the dishonest forces in the U.S. and Japan and the
conservative group of south Korea are peddling groundless stories
distorting the truth in a bid to mislead public opinion, the commentary
said, citing facts.
It went on:
Incumbent and former officials and experts of the U.S. have become
vocal, claiming that "north Korea took a change-about attitude even
though the U.S. did not make any concession", "Trump's high-intensity
sanctions and pressure strategy proves effective" and "it is a sign that
north Korea has reached a limit beyond which it can no longer sustain
itself", in an attempt to meet their own interests.
The Abe group, which is left alone as a result of the unexpected sudden
change in the situation of the Korean peninsula, claims that "north
Korea's dialogue and peace offensive is a result of the sustained
pressure put by the international community" and "hasty dialogue would
mean being taken in by north Korea's strategy of gaining time" and that
"sanctions should never be slackened under any circumstances".
In the meantime, the conservatives of south Korea including the "Liberal
Korea Party", conservative media and self-professed experts are reeling
off invective that "it is a trite method for the north to opt for
dialogue whenever it finds itself in a fix", "it is camouflaged peace
offensive" and "it is aimed to make a crack in south Korea-U.S. alliance
and to seek lift of sanctions".
The great change in the north-south relations is not an accidental one
but a noble fruition made thanks to the DPRK's proactive measure, warm
compatriotism and will for defending peace. Such an event as today could
be possible as the DPRK's dignity has remarkably risen and it has
Such rubbish as "result of sanctions and pressure" and sort of "limit"
spread by the hostile forces is just as meaningless as a dog barking at
The economy of the DPRK is rising, not sitting down as claimed by the
riff-raffs, and is being put on a Juche and modern basis. Sci-tech
achievements and models have been created in different parts of the
country, promising the bright future for the improvement of the people's
It is by no means accidental that the public at home and abroad are
unanimously commenting that the dialogue peace offensive of the DPRK is
an expression of self-confidence as it has acquired everything it
It is really an expression of small-mindedness for the riff-raffs to
spoil the atmosphere and say this or that even before the parties
concerned are given a chance to study the inner thoughts of the other
side and are seated at a negotiating table.
We do like to remind that it is time for all to approach everything with prudence with self-control and patience.
The fault-finders have to face up to the unanimous demand of the public
at home and abroad for the improvement of the north-south relations and
for peace on the Korean peninsula and stop the mean act of distorting