Pyongyang, June 27 (KCNA) — The top diplomat and other senior officials of the U.S. Department of State are asserting that even if the nuclear issue is settled, the U.S.-DPRK relations cannot be normalized unless such issues as “human rights, terrorism, missile, conventional weapons, drug and counterfeit notes” are resolved.
In this regard Rodong Sinmun Monday says in a signed commentary: The U.S. is raising the solution of not only the nuclear issue but other issues as preconditions for normalizing the bilateral relations. This is, in essence, prompted by a dangerous intention to force the DPRK to dismantle its nuclear weapons and, furthermore, bring down its system come what may under various pretexts.
The U.S. branded the DPRK as part of “an axis of evil” and “an outpost of tyranny” and singled it out as a target of its preemptive nuclear attack, a clear indication that the ultimate goal of the U.S. policy toward the DPRK is to overturn its system.
It is the height of absurdity for the U.S. to claim that the bilateral relations cannot be normalized unless not only the nuclear issue but “human rights, terrorism and missile” and other issues are settled.
The normalization of the relations between the DPRK and the U.S. can never come true so long as the latter remains hostile to the DPRK and keen to overthrow the former’s system.
If the U.S. is interested in normalizing the bilateral relations, it should recognize and respect the system in the DPRK and give up its intention to bring it down.
Though U.S. is talking a lot that it has no hostile intent towards the DPRK and it will not invade it, its actual deeds strongly smack of the intention to bring down the system in the DPRK.
Precisely this compels the DPRK to entertain distrust in the U.S. and to be always on its guard against the U.S.
The U.S. should respect the DPRK and give up its design to bring down its system. This is the solution to the problem.
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