Pyongyang, July 22 (KCNA) — Media in the United States and south Korea again floated the threadbare fiction about a “north Korean defector-asylum seeker.”
Recently they spread a whopping lie that a deputy to the Supreme People’s Assembly who had allegedly worked in the field of munitions industry sought “asylum” in south Korea.
They reported that this “defector” testified to the fact that the north has manufactured nuclear weapons with plutonium and developed “special weapons.”
The DPRK can not but draw attention to the smear campaign kicked up by unsavory forces against it at a time when the north-south relations are making favorable progress and the six-party talks for the solution to the nuclear issue are expected to resume soon.
As we have already clarified, the alleged defection of a deputy to the SPA is a sheer fabrication because there is no such institution in the DPRK as the “marine industrial institute” to which he allegedly belonged and no man with such position from the DPRK had ever made a business trip overseas.
The unsavory forces have failed to cite even the name of the “defector” in their diatribe, which proves that “testimonies” made by him are a sheer fabrication and farce.
This can not be interpreted otherwise than an intolerable provocation by the hostile forces who seek to scuttle the peaceful settlement of the nuclear issue by pulling up the DPRK on the eve of the fourth round of the six-party talks.
The Grand National Party and other ultra-right conservative forces in south Korea, driven to a tight corner after losing their clout in the politicaldom in south Korea, have set the stage for the above-said premeditated anti-DPRK farce at the instigation of neo-conservatives in the U.S.
The unsavory forces are resorting to rash actions against dialogue at a time when the international community is looking forward to a successful settlement of the nuclear issue after the resumption of the six-party talks.
This clearly discloses the true nature of those who do not want the resumption of the six-party talks, the settlement of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and improved DPRK-U.S. relations and inter-Korean ties.
The ultra-right unsavory forces are working hard to deliberately chill the atmosphere for the talks and prevent the DPRK from returning to the six-party talks. But such clumsy sleight of hand and plot will never work.
They cooked up a lot of fictions about “political refugees” and “defectors from the north” whenever an opportunity presented itself. To whom did these smear campaigns bring disgrace? They must know about this better than any others as they orchestrated and staged the farces.
It is elementary common sense that such acts will hamstring the efforts to solve the nuclear issue and will not do the Koreans including those forces good.
The orchestrators of the recent charade should apologize and pay a dear price for telling sheer lies.
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