DPRK’s Stand to Work Hard for Growth of NAM Clarified

Pyongyang, August 25 (KCNA) — The DPRK government will fulfill its responsibility and mission for global independence and the strengthening and development of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), said the head of the DPRK delegation in his speech at the 14th Non-Aligned Foreign Ministers’ Conference in Durban, South Africa, on August 19.

He said:

The DPRK government considers it an avowed principle of its foreign policy to consistently maintain the fundamental principle and idea of the NAM.

Norms and order governing international relations are seriously violated by unilateralism based on the strength-almighty doctrine. In consequence those countries aspiring after justice and taking the road of independence are falling victim to interference in their internal affairs, military aggression, economic sanctions and blockade and other high-handed practices perpetrated under the pretexts of “protection of human rights”, “non-proliferation of mass destruction weapons”, etc. and even listed as targets of preemptive nuclear attack.

These disturbing developments in various parts of the world, a product of unilateralism, and the grave situation prevailing on the Korean peninsula, in particular, clearly prove the vitality and validity of the DPRK’s Songun politics.

The DPRK government recently put forward broad-minded and flexible proposals to settle the nuclear issue and reap substantial results prompted by a sincere desire to contribute to peace and security on the Korean peninsula, Northeast Asia and the rest of the world.

The DPRK’s proposal for “reward for freeze”, the first-phase action for a package solution on the principle of simultaneous actions, is the only way of settling the nuclear issue stage by stage as it took into consideration the actual situation where there is no confidence between the DPRK and the United States.

The nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula will find a smooth solution should the U.S. commit itself to drop its hostile policy toward the DPRK and take practical measures for reward for freeze on the principle of “words for words” and “action for action.”

The reunification of Korea is the long-cherished desire of the Korean nation and an essential requirement for durable peace and security on the Korean peninsula.

The June 15 North-South Joint Declaration whose basic idea is national independence and great national unity is a declaration on national independence and peaceful reunification as it calls for rejecting foreign interference and achieving national reunification by the concerted efforts of the Koreans.

He extended thanks to the governments of the member countries of the NAM for having supported the Korean people in their cause of the national reunification and expressed hope and belief that they would continue to do so in the future, too.

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