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DPRK to put spurs to increasing its nuclear deterrent force for self-defence


    Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry today issued the following statement: The United States is conducting a psychological warfare and a blockade operation against the DPRK in real earnest.
    The U.S. is engrossed in a mean smear campaign to tarnish the image of the system in the DPRK, groundlessly charging it with drug smuggling, counterfeiting of money, suppression of religious freedom, exodus of refugees, human traffic, training of computer hackers and arms sale, etc.
    At the same time, it is barring the routine service of DPRK-flagged trading vessels under various pretexts. this hostile act is, in fact, little short of sea blockade against the DPRK.
    No matter how desperately the U.S. may try to cover up these moves, they are, in the final analysis, acts of scrapping the armistice agreement, a declaration of war and a war action in view of their nature.
    Some countries are joining the U.S. in its hostile acts against the DPRK. Japan is getting more zealous than any other countries though it committed crimes against the Koreans in the past.
    However, such plot and blockade will never work on the DPRK as it has a great Songun policy and the strong single-hearted unity.
    In fact, no country in the world so strictly bans the drug smuggling, counterfeiting of money, human traffic and other unethical acts as the DPRK.
    Any contention that the DPRK may secretly sell nuclear substance and missiles to terrorist groups is a mockery of its firm stand against terrorism.
    The DPRK government's policy on arms export allows only strictly legal deal in weapons to meet proper requirements of sovereign states for defense.
    The U.S. reckless false propaganda against the DPRK is to serve the sinister political aim to justify its listing of those countries that court its displeasure as members of an "axis of evil" and seek any justification for its attempt at the "regime change" in the countries.
    The U.S. is talking about multilateral talks.
    But it is becoming clear that the U.S. loudmouthed multilateral talks are not aimed to settle the nuclear issue peacefully but to cover up its moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK.
    Dialogue and pressure can never go together.
    The U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK has reached its height, it is using the multilateral talks as a smokescreen to cover up a war without gunfire and Washington is defying the unanimous demand of the international community that the U.S. and the DPRK refrain from provoking each other, a demand raised after the Beijing talks held in April last, thus unilaterally straining the situation.
    This situation compelled the DPRK to discard any expectation for multilateral talks proposed by the U.S.
    The DPRK once again clarifies that it has the right to immediately retaliate against any physical hostile act regarded as an act of ditching the armistice agreement and a declaration of a war.
    The DPRK will put further spurs to increasing its nuclear deterrent force for self-defence as a just self-defence measure to cope with the U.S. strategy to isolate and stifle the DPRK the danger of which is increasing with each passing day.

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