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DPRK urges Trump to end "anachronistic" policy toward Pyongyang

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 19:27, July 12, 2017

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Wednesday called the policy of U.S. President Donald Trump towards it "anachronistic" and advised the latter to make a "switch-over."

The official daily Minju Joson (Democratic Korea) said in a commentary that some former U.S. high-ranking officials and experts on the Korean affairs and other countries are expressing their strong doubts about the Trump administration's policy toward the DPRK, without specifying.

"Nearly six months have passed since the Trump administration appeared but it is now faced with a serious political crisis. This is attributable to its persistent, arrogant and self-righteous way of thinking," it said.

It said the Trump administration "made a great political mistake of applying the old way of thinking in which it handles international issues with strength to the settlement of the Korean affairs."

"It will never settle the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula with its anachronistic policy but further endanger the U.S. itself," said the newspaper of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly.

"The Trump administration would be well advised to make a switch-over in shaping its policy towards the DPRK, though belatedly," it added.

Another daily, Rodong Sinmum, Wednesday slammed Trump for claiming "the U.S. has been 'exposed to a threat from a reckless and cruel regime'" recently.

"Asserting that the U.S. will never acknowledge the nukes of the DPRK and its threat, Trump said that what remains to be done is for the U.S. to well prepare all options including the use of power," said the official daily of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.

"It is a tragedy that Trump has not yet dropped his 'theory of all-powerful strength' although it can never work on the DPRK," it said.

The DPRK demands the United States negotiate a permanent peace treaty with it to replace the current armistice treaty signed following the 1950-53 Korean War, which has kept the Korean peninsula in a virtual state of war.



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