Pyongyang, October 28 (KCNA) — The DPRK delegate addressed the first committee (disarmament and international security) meeting of the 54th session of the UN General Assembly on October 15. He said:
In order to realize real disarmament and ensure world peace and security the hegemonism and the policy of strength should not be allowed in the international arena and the double standard in disarmament should be ended.
The structure of political and military confrontation of the Cold War era still remains on the Korean peninsula because the United States and its followers have not given up their hostile policy towards the DPRK.
Recalling that the United States has not implemented its commitments under the DPRK-U.S. joint statement and the DPRK-U.S. agreed framework, pursuing the policy of stifling the DPRK and that the Japanese and South Korean authorities have joined hands with it, he said the DPRK cannot but counter them with the strengthening of self-defence power.
In order to ensure durable peace on the Korean peninsula, above all, the hostile relations between the DPRK and the United States should be removed, he stressed, and went on:
To this end, the United States should give up its hostile policy towards the DPRK and pursue a fair policy of not inciting the confrontation between the north and south of Korea and Japan should stop political and military campaign against the DPRK and compensate for the past crimes.
For a durable peace on the Korean peninsula, the issue of Korea’s reunification should also be solved at an early date and Korea should be reunified by means of confederation based on the three principles of independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity.
The South Korean authorities should extricate themselves from dependence on the foreign forces, have the spirit of national independence and respond to the DPRK’s proposal for achieving national reunification through confederation on the three principles. To this end they should take such practical measures to realize genuine relations of reconciliation and cooperation between the north and south by abolishing the “security law”.
The DPRK will make every effort to ensure durable peace and security on the Korean peninsula and achieve national reunification by means of confederation.
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