Minju Joson Points out Root Cause of Escalated Tension in Northeast Asia

Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) — Analysts of some countries are misleading the public opinion to give impression that the U.S. is stepping up the deployment of THAAD in south Korea this year because of the impending DPRK’s ICBM test-fire, floating rumor that the test-fire is escalating discord among its neighboring countries and aggravating the regional situation.

Commenting on this, Minju Joson Sunday says that what arouses big astonishment is the simple and unilateral view of ignoring the essence of the problem while echoing sophism made by the U.S. which is accustomed to justifying its aggression moves by faulting others.
The commentary points out what is the root cause of the escalated tension prevailing in Northeast Asia.
It stresses that it is a vital matter related with the destiny of the country and nation for the DPRK to bolster up its military capability, as it has stood against the U.S., the most aggressive and arbitrary state in the world, over the past several decades.
It goes on:
The opinion that the “missile threat” from the DPRK spawned the issue of deploying THAAD is a foolish way of thinking that blindly parrots the U.S. assertion.
Why is the regional situation in Northeast Asia being steadily aggravated?
The reason is the scramble for hegemony among powers.
Antagonism between China and the U.S. is the main reason of the aggravated regional tension.
The military antagonism between China and the U.S. is bringing arms race to the Northeast Asian region and driving the regional situation into the worst instability.
Another undeniable reason is the antagonism between China and Japan.
To try to make the public convince that the DPRK’s self-defensive measures aggravate the situation while ignoring such a reality would be unhelpful to preventing the aggravation of the situation in Northeast Asia.

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