Pyongyang, August 31 (KCNA) — The U.S. bellicose forces are now repeating their hackneyed fiction of “threat from the north” in a bid to cover up their ambition to invade the DPRK. They have gone the lengths of impudently asserting that even the reduction of U.S. troops in south Korea as part of “redeployment of U.S. forces” would not result in weakening “the deterrent against north Korea” and any misjudgment would prove a serious blunder.
Rodong Sinmun today in a signed commentary carried in this regard observes:
The aim sought by the U.S. imperialists in the redeployment of their forces is to put their strategy of preemptive attack into practice. The ulterior motive of the U.S. is to disarm the DPRK behind the smokescreen of “reduction and redeployment” of its forces.
The U.S. asserts that it has no intention to invade the DPRK, while paying lip-service to a “peaceful and diplomatic solution of the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula.” But there is no change in its policy to stifle the DPRK by force of arms. It has sent an aircraft carrier flotilla to the waters around the Korean peninsula and keeps shipping sophisticated war hardware into south Korea.
A clear proof of this is the facts that Bush openly said the U.S. was demanding north Korea lay down its arms and John Bolton, U.S. under-secretary of State, uttered that north Korea could expect improved relations with the U.S. only when it settles not only the issue of nuclear weapons but issues of biological and chemical weapons, ballistic missile, human rights, etc.
What the U.S. seeks is not a peaceful solution to the nuclear issue but a preemptive attack against the DPRK. The U.S. imperialists’ frantic arms build-up discloses the true aim sought by them in refusing to commit themselves to drop their hostile policy toward the DPRK while clamoring for a “peaceful solution to the nuclear issue”.
Now that the U.S. pursues only confrontation and war instead of dialogue an d peace, the DPRK is left with no option but to take every necessary measure for self-defence. The commentary urges the United States to immediately stop such reckless arms build-up.
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