Pyongyang, November 2 (KCNA) — Rodong Sinmun today in a signed commentary slams some quarters of the United States for shooting off ridiculous piffles these days about the improvement of the DPRK-U.S. relations.
They said that as the improved DPRK-U.S. relations would bring benefit to the DPRK, the improvement process must not be forced on the DPRK and that it is the “goal” of the U.S. to make the DPRK opt for the improvement.
The commentary dismisses these.
The improvement of the relations between the DPRK and the U.S. is intended on any account for putting an end to the hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S. and establishing instead good neighborly relations between them.
The worsening relations between the two countries would adversely affect the peace and security not only on the Korean peninsula but in Asia and the rest of the world.
This situation prompts the DPRK to urge the U.S. to lift the unreasonable sanctions against it, stop pressure and aggressive moves against it and come out for the improvement of the relations with it.
But some quarters of the U.S. are floating misinformation that the DPRK is seeking food aid and the lifting of sanctions through the improvement of the relations. They had better properly know about their counterpart before talking about the DPRK-U.S. relations.
The sovereignty of the country is extremely vital to us.
We do not need any improvement of relations which may do harm to our nation’s dignity and the sovereignty of our country.
It seems that some quarters of the U.S. regard the improvement of the DPRK-U.S. relations as a “gift” to us, but nothing is more impertinent than this contention.
They should bear in mind that if the U.S. expects any concession from us on account of the improvement of relations or tries to use it as a lever for putting pressure, it will make the situation more complicated and the U.S. will be held wholly responsible for the ensuing consequences. Those who are busy talking nonsense about the improvement of the DPRK-U.S. relations to please others, are well advised to come to their senses.
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