Friday, 1 June 2018

Now Is Time to Be Prudent about One's Language: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, June 1 (KCNA) -- The recent situation on the Korean Peninsula needs more careful and responsible handling of matters.

Nevertheless, days ago a U.S. congressman cried out for the "expansion and increase of sanctions" at a meeting of NATO member states, calling the DPRK a "global threat".

It is no more than unseemly remarks running counter to the peaceful trend toward dialogue.

As everybody knows, not a few of the inglorious events witnessed during the detente on the Korean Peninsula are attributable to the excessive demeanor of U.S. politicians.

The "global threat" uttered by the said U.S. politician is absurd and the motive behind it is very sinister, too.

The reality reminds the international community to feel how deep mistrust and hostility between the DPRK and the U.S. are and how vulnerable the state of dialogue is due to their deep-rooted hostile relations.

The hostile relationship has lasted between the DPRK and the U.S. for decades. So, there is void of elementary confidence in each other. Up until months ago, coarse languages were exchanged and the situation inched close to the brink of a nuclear war.

It goes without saying that such litany of irresponsible words uttered by U.S. politicians openly incited hostility and war to strain the situation on the peninsula.

Now that dialogue between the DPRK and the U.S. is due and a door to lasting peace has opened thanks to the historic courageous decision, the U.S. politicians have to be much prudent about their language.

They should be mindful that history may change and a world map be re-drawn owing to even an unbecoming and imprudent word.

We respect the freedom of expression but never tolerate the speech and behavior aimed at wrecking the present trend of peace and straining the situation on the Korean peninsula by misusing the pretext of the freedom.

It is also a political savvy to be able to properly face up to the trend of the times and weigh one's words, if necessary. -0-

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