Pyongyang, March 13 (KCNA) — Unless the U.S. gives up its double-dealing attitude toward the six-party talks and hostile policy toward the DPRK, the resumption of the talks and the settlement of the nuclear issue cannot be expected.
Rodong Sinmun Monday says this in a signed commentary.
It goes on:
The U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK is the main obstacle to the resumption of the six-party talks and the settlement of the nuclear issue. The U.S., persistently evading its obligatory implementation, has laid artificial difficulties in the process of the six-party talks.
Whenever a sign of progress was seen at the six-party talks, the U.S. put obstacles to their progress under the pretexts of non-existent “human rights, counterfeit notes and drug smuggling issues”.
Even after the 3rd round of the six-party talks in June 2004 agreed on the principle of “words for words” and “action for action” and the principle of “compensation for freeze”, a measure of the first phase for the settlement of the nuclear issue, and reached the joint common cognition that the U.S. should change its hostile policy toward the DPRK, thus laying a foundation for the progress of the talks, the U.S. betrayed the principles. Less than a month after the end of the talks, the U.S. totally negated the principle of “compensation for freeze” and, at the same time, rigged up a “north Korean human rights act” to halt the talks.
Just before the 2nd stage of the 4th round of the six-party talks, the U.S. made public a “report” to designate the DPRK as a “violator of the international arms control conventions”. It also alleged that the DPRK has pursued the “uranium enrichment program” in secret, “violating” the Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the DPRK-U.S. Agreed Framework. When last year witnessed the Sept. 19 joint statement and positive moves for the settlement of the nuclear issue, the U.S. again fabricated “counterfeit notes” and “illegal traffic” to disturb the implementation of the joint statement, thus blocking the resumption of the six-party talks.
It is the logic of the U.S. hard-line conservative forces and the U.S. stance toward the six-party talks to allege that “dialogue” is no more than a “gesture” to captivate its opponent and the U.S. will for action is “strength”. With nothing can the U.S. evade its responsibility for blocking the progress of the six-party talks.
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