Pyongyang, July 11 (KCNA) — The U.S. recently launched one more offensive for sanctions against some economic institutions in the DPRK allegedly on suspicion of their involvement in proliferating weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
By the president’s administrative order the U.S. announced its plan to apply sanctions against companies of different countries including three economic companies of the DPRK, which it claims involved in the “plan for the development of WMD”, and companies of other countries which have business relations with those companies.
In this regard the U.S. Department of Treasury said it would open to the public the charges against the enterprises which have had deals with the north Korean companies in question and names of those enterprises.
It is preposterous for the U.S. to fault ordinary economic institutions in the DPRK which have nothing to do with the proliferation of WMD and charge them with the manufacture, purchase, possession and development of materials related to WMD and their spread and of the missiles that can be used as delivery means for WMD.
Through this move the U.S. seeks to cause enterprises in the DPRK suffer much from future foreign trade in a bid to block its way of earning foreign currency.
This is a foolish attempt to bar the inter-Korean reconciliation and cooperation and legitimate economic dealings with other countries with an eye to economically isolating and stifling the DPRK.
U.S. economic sanctions are part of its policy of interference and blockade against other countries. U.S. sanctions and economic blockade against the DPRK, in particular, have persisted for the last decades.
Dozens of acts are now in force in the U.S. for imposing economic sanctions and blockade against the DPRK.
The laws enacted by the successive U.S. Congresses labeled any government of a country subject to sanctions as a “criminal government that violated international law” and this entailed a war.
The U.S sanctions against the DPRK have become more persistent and stringent since the outset of the new century. It can not but draw attention to the fact that Washington has not made any slight retreat or concession as regards the economic sanctions against the DPRK.
The U.S. is pointing an accusing finger at the principal dialogue partner at the six-way talks at a time when the international community wishes to see the Korean Peninsula denuclearized through the talks in an atmosphere of confidence and stability. This behavior cannot be interpreted otherwise than a departure from the elementary morality and ethics between states.
The DPRK has exercised patience and shown utmost prudence in the relations with the U.S.
Explicitly speaking, the U.S. new measure for economic sanctions against the DPRK will not help settle the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. but touch off bitterer hostility against it.
The U.S. should bear in mind that the DPRK has never been deterred by any “pressure” as it is an independent sovereign state.
Sanctions will get the U.S. nowhere.
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