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North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun on Six-way Talks


North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun on Six-way Talks

Pyongyang -- The six-way talks to be held in Beijing will provide an occasion of showing to the times and history whether the U.S. has a will to drop its hostile policy toward the DPRK or not, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed commentary.

It can be said that the six-way talks are the results of the initiative, a bold measure of good-will, the broadest magnanimity and the positive peace efforts of the DPRK, the commentary notes, and continues:

The parties concerned are, therefore, requested to make a good use of the hard-won opportunity to make the discussion successful and help the talks produce substantial results. The principle of equality and impartiality should be strictly observed and no prejudice, one-sided and unilateral attitude should be allowed at the talks.

The parties concerned should pay particular attention to and guard against any attempt to use the talks as a leverage of international pressure intended to disarm somebody and handle the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. on an unequal and partial basis not by a measure of simultaneous action but talking only instead of action.

The success or failure and fate of the six-way talks may depend on the stand and will of the U.S., the main party concerned responsible for the nuclear issue.

The U.S. should refrain from putting up unreasonable conditions and opting for meeting its unilateral demands and interests at the talks. The talks must follow the way of "giving and taking" under any circumstances.

The U.S. should not attempt to force the DPRK to dismantle its nuclear deterrent force by making an empty promise or giving written "security assurances" without any legal binding force, but clarify its will to make a switchover in its hostile policy toward the DPRK and conclude a non-aggression treaty with it.

This would be a key to the success of the six-way talks. Without this, it would be impossible to expect any substantial results from the talks.

It is good for the U.S. and other parties concerned to work hard to prevent such an undesirable thing as betraying the expectation of the international community and disappointing it from happening at the talks.

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