Pyongyang, April 26 (KCNA) — The Mt. Paektu Czech-Korean Friendship Association released a statement on April 13 in support of the statement of
a spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry dated March 31.
Recalling that the United States has watched for scores of years for a chance to use the tactical nuclear weapons massively stockpiled in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula in violation of the Korean Armistice Agreement concluded in 1953 and threatened the DPRK with them, the statement said this is clearly proved by the undisguised exercises for a nuclear war it staged every year.
The statement continued:
The present Bush administration clamored that if the DPRK scrapped “its nuclear program first” the former would provide the latter with the “collective security assurances” and a “reward”.
Who on earth granted the U.S. such right?
It is a brigandish logic for the U.S. to claim that other countries should not produce nukes for self-defense, while ceaselessly stepping up the development of nuclear weapons of new type and steadily bolstering its nuclear arsenal.
The world should not tolerate such wrong way of thinking of the U.S. The DPRK’s access to nukes does not allow any U.S. interference or involvement as it is the Korean people’s exercise of a legitimate right.
The association unequivocally supports the DPRK’s production of nukes for self-defense.
It is preposterous, indeed, to claim that the DPRK’s dismantlement of its nukes alone will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. In order to denuclearize the peninsula, it is necessary to force the U.S. to withdraw all its nukes from south Korea, stop all forms of nuclear war exercises targeted against the DPRK and eliminate the leverage for a nuclear threat from the peninsula and its vicinity.
Japan has worked hard to build up awfully wrong public opinion over the issue of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and has not made any apology and compensation for the enumerable crimes it committed during its 40 odd year-long occupation of Korea. Japan’s participation in the six-party talks, therefore, poses a problem.
The U.S. criminal moves deserve the world condemnation and sanctions and should be checked. This is very urgent for the global peace, it concluded.
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