Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) — The U.S. chief executive was reported to have expressed deep concern about the DPRK’s declaration of its access to nuclear weapons at a recent U.S.-EU annual summit in the White House. Earlier, the head of the U.S. delegation at a meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors charged that the DPRK is a “challenger to NPT.”
Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed commentary carried in this regard says: Needless to say, it is foolish of the U.S. to try to lay the blame for the deadlocked six-party talks and their delayed resumption at the DPRK’s door because Washington was chiefly accountable for having stood in the way of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
It was none other than the U.S. that compelled the DPRK to have access to nuclear weapons and was chiefly to blame for having barred the process of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. The U.S. demand that the DPRK scrap its nuclear program first, a bid to disarm it, is a revelation of Washington’s extremely unreasonable unilateralism and its high-handed policy.
It is nonsensical for the U.S. to unilaterally demand the DPRK disarm itself though both have been in the hostile relationship and technically at war for more than a half century.
The U.S. has gone so shameless as to try to brand the DPRK as a nuclear criminal by accusing it of challenging NPT. This reminds one of a thief crying “Stop the thief!” At the NPT Review Conference held at the United Nations some time ago the U.S. was censured by the international community for having perpetrated crimes in violation of NPT.
The U.S. seems to work hard to get rid of its awkward position by removing the label of “chieftain of nuclear proliferation” and bringing the charge to the DPRK. But this is futile.
The DPRK has neither opposed nor shunned the six-party talks. The point at issue is that the U.S. attitude toward the six-party talks is opaque. If the U.S. persists in demanding the DPRK dismantle its nuclear program first without honoring its commitments, this will get it nowhere.
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