Confidence Building Based on Co-Existence Called for

Pyongyang, July 18 (KCNA) — In order to orient the six-way talks to denuclearizing the whole Korean Peninsula it is important for the DPRK and the U.S. to seek a practical way of settling the nuclear issue. What is essential for this is for the DPRK and the U.S. to establish the relations of confidence on the basis of co-existence.

Rodong Sinmun Monday says this in a signed commentary.

It goes on:

The DPRK and the U.S. should establish the ties of confidence with a will to respect and co-exist with each other. This is most essential for advancing the six-way talks and making a substantial contribution to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The talks should not be ones for their own sake. One side should not be allowed to use the talks for achieving the sinister purpose of disarming the other party.

If the talks allow the U.S. to persistently seek its aim to disarm the DPRK and achieve its wild ambition to bring down the latter’s system while evading its responsibility for denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, it is better not to have any negotiations in that case because they will only entail serious consequences.

Attention is now focused on how the United States will approach the talks. It should draw a lesson from the course of the talks held so far. It should bear in mind that any attempt to pressurize the DPRK to unilaterally scrap its nuclear program would never help denuclearize the Korean Peninsula but only cause the nuclear crisis to fester.

It is the unanimous hope of the public at home and abroad to see the U.S. to come out to the negotiating table with a sound and sincere intention to build confidence on the principle of co-existence between the DPRK and the U.S. and bring the talks to success and those parties concerned to exert sincere efforts for making the talks helpful to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula in name and reality.

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