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Rodong Sinmun on Key to Settlement of Nuclear Issue

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

    Pyongyang, March 8 (KCNA) -- If the U.S. continues to persist in its brigandish theory and demand in defiance of the DPRK's sincerity and magnanimity and does not make a switchover in its hostile policy toward it, the six-way talks would give no help to the settlement of the nuclear issue in the future, too and make no contribution to ensuring denuclearization and peace of the Korean peninsula. Rodong Sinmun today says this in a signed commentary.
    Recalling the fact that the second round of the six-way talks ended with no result due to the U.S. stand, the commentary goes on:
    At the talks the U.S. repeated its assertion of "scrapping nuclear program before dialogue", while making no positive change in its stand.
    The DPRK cannot but call into question the U.S. insistence on "complete, verifiable, irreversible dismantlement of nuclear program".
    It is necessary to make an analysis of the essence and danger of the above-said assertion.
    The U.S. demand for "complete dismantlement of nuclear program" is an essential ambition to wrest the nuclear deterrent force from the DPRK free of charge to disarm it and overthrow its system. In other words, it is a brigandish logic for "scrapping nuclear program before overthrowing the DPRK's system".
    The U.S. insistence on "verifiable dismantlement of nuclear program" is also very cunning. It is aimed to round off its preparations for the second Korean war by rummaging through the DPRK under the pretext of "inspection". It is the U.S. real intention to ignite a war against the DPRK on the basis of grasping its internal conditions, military potentials and military objects with "comb tactics" like reading its palm under the pretext of "inspection". This is why the U.S. came out again with the issue of fictitious "enriched uranium" at the talks and demanded the DPRK recognize it. .
    As for "irreversible dismantlement of nuclear program", it is a noose to economically suffocate the DPRK by stamping out its peaceful nuclear power industry. The DPRK has no will to halt its peaceful nuclear activities but the will to give up nuclear weaponisation according to the "word for word" promise and the way of "action for action" based on simultaneous package solution to peacefully settlement the nuclear issue.
    In the long run, the strategic purpose and danger of "complete, verifiable, irreversible dismantlement of nuclear program" forced by the U.S. are to disarm the DPRK completely, suffocate it economically, militarily occupy it and exterminate its socialist system.
    Now that the U.S. is persistently forcing the "complete, verifiable, irreversible dismantlement of nuclear program" upon the DPRK,turning aside from the latter's elastic and most magnanimous proposal, the DPRK cannot but demand the U.S. completely withdraw its troops from south Korea in a verifiable way and make the "complete, verifiable, irreversible security assurance" guaranteeing the adoption of peace agreement and normalization of relations.
    In fact, the U.S. is the biggest nukes possessor which is disqualified to say about the dismantlement of nuclear weapons, the first user of nuclear weapons in the world and the worst criminal which pursues the most dangerous nuclear policy. Through the six-way talks, it has become obvious that the U.S. change in its stand is prerequisite and the dialogue between the DPRK and the U.S. is a fundamental mean. The DPRK considers the recent talks favourable for the DPRK to confirm the orientation of its next action. As long as the U.S. intentionally delays the settlement of the nuclear issue, the DPRK will continue to take necessary measures as soon as possible. The longer the U.S. delays time, the more unfavorable situation it will face.
    The DPRK remains unchanged in its stand to solve the nuclear issue through dialogue, in a peaceful way and by the way of simultaneous action. The point at issue is the stand of the U.S. The key to the settlement of the nuclear issue depends on the change of the U.S. stand.
    If the U.S. gives up its demand for "scrapping nuclear program first" and make a switchover in its Korea policy, a dramatic progress will be made in settling the nuclear issue.
    The DPRK will follow the U.S. change in its stand.



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