Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the National Democratic Front of south Korea released a statement on August 20 denouncing the U.S. for its shameless moves to block the inter-Korean economic cooperation, according to the Kuguk Jonson Internet site.
The statement said:
In late July, the U.S. held an “emergency meeting” at which it put undisguised pressure upon the south Korean authorities, asserting 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 entering the Kaesong industrial zone. This is an unpardonable infringement upon the sovereignty of the Korean nation, interference in its internal affairs and shameless gangsterism.
The U.S. has neither right nor justification to take issue with or hamstring the inter-Korean undertaking pushed forward by Koreans through their concerted wisdom and efforts for the common prosperity and future.
This clearly indicates once again that the U.S. is a stumbling block lying in the way of achieving inter-Korean unity, cooperation and national reunification, a harasser of peace and an empire of evil as it only brings the danger of war to the Korean peninsula.
The U.S. is working hard to bar south Korean enterprises from bringing equipment and materials into the zone, not meant for export, by applying the act against the north. Its ulterior aim is to stop the inter-Korean relations from favorably developing in the spirit of “By the Korean nation itself” after the publication of the June 15 joint declaration at any cost, save its colonial rule over south Korea from its collapse and stifle the DPRK.
The statement called upon the people from all walks of life not to tolerate the U.S. shameless and brigandish interference in the internal affairs of the Korean nation and its moves to bedevil the inter-Korean relations but wage a more vigorous struggle for independence against the U.S. and turn out as one in the work for economic cooperation between the south and the north under the uplifted banner of “By the Korean nation itself”.
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