Pyongyang, August 21 (KCNA) — Papers Saturday carry commentaries denouncing the U.S. for outrageously blocking the construction of the Kaesong industrial zone which has entered into its full-dress phase.
In late July, the U.S. held an “emergency meeting” in connection with the construction of the Kaesong industrial zone at which it informed the south Korean side that the act banning the export of strategic materials to the “countries listed as sponsors of terrorism” would be applied to the south Korean enterprises to entering the industrial zone.
In this regard Rodong Sinmun says:
Such behavior of the U.S. is aimed to bar south Korean enterprises from bringing equipment and materials into the zone by applying the act against the north and block the construction of the zone at any cost. This is another brigandish interference in the inter-Korean reconciliation and cooperation and an outrageous and shameless infringement upon the sovereignty of the nation.
Through this brigandish move the U.S. seeks to stop the inter-Korean relations from improving under the banner of the June 15 joint declaration and save its colonial rule over south Korea from its collapse at any cost.
The U.S. is deliberately putting a brake on the construction of the zone, afraid that its rapid progress would build a framework of inter-Korean economic cooperation and bring the reconciliation, reunification and prosperity of Koreans earlier than expected.
The U.S. interference in the construction of the zone is, in the final analysis, nothing but an unreasonable action of those opposed to the Korean nation’s cause of reunification and an act of aggression to deter the Koreans from enjoying co-prosperity and meeting their common interests.
Minju Joson in a commentary says that no matter how desperately the U.S. works to hamper the construction, the Koreans remain unshaken in their will to successfully build the Kaesong industrial zone as a treasure common to the Korean nation by its concerted efforts and achieve its co-prosperity.
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