U.S. Efforts On Nuclear Issue Dismissed
U.S. Much Publicized Efforts for "Peaceful Solution" to Nuclear Issue Dismissed
Pyongyang, September 30 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on Sept. 29 as regards the U.S. recent much publicized efforts for a "peaceful solution" to the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S.: Officials of the U.S. administration tried hard on a number of occasions to create impression that it was striving to solve the nuclear issue peacefully and preparing a "new proposal" for the next round of the six-way talks.
But quite contrary to the rumour, the U.S. authorities have not yet manifested its will to make a switchover in its policy toward the DPRK and are still insisting on their assertion that the DPRK should scrap its nuclear program first.
This clearly indicates that the U.S. does not truly want a "peaceful solution" to the nuclear issue but is keen on deceiving the world public aspiring after a fair and early solution to the nuclear issue, covering up its preparations for military invasion of the DPRK and proving successful in the ongoing presidential election campaign.
As far as the peaceful solution to the issue is concerned, the DPRK has made sincere efforts to seek a negotiated solution to the nuclear issue, making every possible concession. One example of this was that the DPRK advanced a landmark bold proposal for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula at the six-way talks in Beijing.
But the U.S. only insisted on its assertion that the DPRK should scrap its nuclear program first and demanded it move first, shunning all its efforts and reasonable proposals.
This is the problem.
It is an unreasonable way of thinking unacceptable to anyone for one warring party to demand the other party come out their hands up.
If the U.S. interprets such unilateral assertion as a "peaceful solution," it will only lead to a war.
The U.S. has further escalated the international "blockade and pressure" upon the DPRK, talking about "maritime inspection exercise" and "human traffic" since the six-way talks in Beijing. It is preposterous, indeed, for the U.S. to talk about a "peaceful solution".
This only proves that the Bush administration has no political will to abandon its hostile policy towards the DPRK.
It was confirmed that the U.S. does not wish to co-exist with the DPRK in peace but tries to use the six-way talks as a leverage to completely disarm the latter. This compels the DPRK to discard any interests or expectation for the talks.
As already clarified, the DPRK has not made any promise regarding the next round of the six-way talks.
The DPRK is taking practical measures to steadily beef up the nuclear deterrent force as a just self-defensive means to repel the U.S. nuclear preemptive attack and ensure peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region according to the decision of the 1st Session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly.
This is the most reasonable measure to ensure peace.
The DPRK's nuclear deterrent force was built to cope with the U.S. nuclear threat. It is not meant to attack others but to protect itself under any circumstances.
The U.S. demand that the DPRK dismantle its nuclear deterrent force first under this situation will only lead to a war.
This is clearly evidenced by the Iraqi situation.