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Nth Korea:Main Way for Settlement of Nuclear Issue

Main Way for Settlement of Nuclear Issue

Pyongyang, August 19 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is loudmouthed about "a written security assurances" provided by Congress and "collective security" guaranteed by surrounding countries, instead of the conclusion of a non-aggression treaty with the DPRK with the six-way talks approaching. This is a challenge to the principled stand of the DPRK for solving the issue on the principle of a simultaneous action by the DPRK and the U.S. which are in extremely hostile relations.

This reveals the unjustifiable stand of the U.S. which does not want a true solution to the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula.

The DPRK has made it plain that it does not demand "security assurances" or "a guarantee of the system" as a gift from the U.S. side but wants to conclude a non-aggression treaty which would provide a legal guarantee not to attack each other in any case.

What the DPRK intends is to finally dispel the U.S. threat to it, the very source of the nuclear issue, through the non-aggression treaty between the two countries. And it needs no guarantee by participating nations of the multilateral talks.

As the participating nations in the talks, save the U.S., have good neighborly and friendly relations or are committed to non-aggression with the DPRK, the concept of "collective security" is out of question.

It is an insult to the DPRK to talk about "security assurances" for the DPRK's system by a third party.

The only thing the DPRK wants is the conclusion of a non-aggression treaty. It is the most reasonable and realistic way of the settlement of the nuclear issue.

The purpose of the DPRK's proposal for a non-aggression treaty with the U.S. lies in checking a new war on the Korean peninsula, ensuring well-being and prosperity to all the Koreans and making a contribution to the regional peace and stability.

The removal of threat to the DPRK's sovereignty and right to existence is the standard of all the ways of solving the issue.

The hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S. are the only factor of the creation of the danger of war on the Korean peninsula. Accordingly, if the U.S. legally committed itself to non-aggression involving non-use of nuclear weapons against the DPRK, the latter would make a bold decision to dispel the U.S. concerns about its security.

The U.S. should withdraw its doctrine of "security in exchange for scrapping nuclear program" which, in essence, rules out measures for a simultaneous action and give up at once its machinations to disarm the DPRK through an international pressure.

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