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Prerequisite to Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

Pyongyang, June 23 (KCNA) — The U.S. persistent demand for scrapping the nuclear program first on the DPRK side proceeds from its hostile policy to stifle the later and it does not show at all its sincerity for a solution to the nuclear issue, notes Rodong Sinmun Thursday. The news analyst says:

It is utterly improper for the United State to attempt to excuse itself out of the issue of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula while misrepresenting its essence as “DPRK’s scrapping its nuclear program first”. The prerequisite to the denuclearization is for the United States to discard its nuclear threat to the DPRK and switch over to peaceful coexistence.

The denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula means, in essence, to turn its whole area including the north and the south into a nuclear-free zone and eventually clear away the danger of a nuclear war from it. If the Korean Peninsula is to be turned into a nuclear-free zone, a peace zone, the U.S. nuclear threat to the DPRK must be eliminated, first of all.

While pointing to the DPRK as the target of its preemptive nuclear attack and hastening preparations for it in real earnest and increasing its nuclear threat to the DPRK, the United States is misleading public opinion by creating the impression that the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula means immediately scrapping the nuclear program first on the part of the DPRK. But this is a quite ironical argument that can convince no one.

The danger of a nuclear war cannot be dispelled from the Korean Peninsula and its denuclearization either cannot be achieved when the United States refuses to recognize the system of the DPRK and show the will to coexist with it.

Any matter can win the support of fair public opinion and be settled smoothly only when it is perfectly logical and stands to reason. But things get more complicated if one tries to force its wrong will upon others. The U.S. policy to stifle the DPRK with nukes is the main obstacle to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asian peace and security.

It is a consistent stand of the DPRK government to terminate the U.S. nuclear threat and realize the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. There will be no change in its principled stand in the future, too.

The United States should correctly understand the stand of the DPRK government and give up its intention to shift the responsibility on to the DPRK by misrepresenting the essence of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and catch fish in troubled waters behind the scenes.

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