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KCNA Blasts U.S. for Overturning Groundwork of Six-party Talks

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

    Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- U.S. President Bush at talks with Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi on Sept. 21 let loose a string of stereotyped sophism that he strongly urged the DPRK to come out to the six-party talks. This reminds one of a guilty party filing a suit first. In the meantime high-ranking officials of the U.S. administration set afloat wild rumor that the DPRK is employing delaying tactics, linking the talks with the U.S. presidential election. This is nothing but a trite method employed by the Bush administration to shift the responsibility for the delay of the six-party talks on to the DPRK and tarnish its international image.
    It is universally recognized that the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula is a product of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK to all intents and purposes.
    The U.S. has posed a constant threat of a nuclear war to the DPRK after massively deploying nuclear weapons in south Korea since the 1950s. The Bush bellicose group has staged nuclear war exercises to put into practice its strategy of preemptive nuclear strike after massively introducing ultra modern weapons into south Korea even when the six-party talks for the solution to the nuclear issue were underway. This has pushed the military situation on the Korean peninsula to an extreme pitch of tension.
    The nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. would not have surfaced had the U.S. renounced its hostile policy toward the DPRK and opted to improve relations with the DPRK.
    However, the U.S. turned down the just proposal for "reward for freeze" advanced by the DPRK at the three rounds of the six-party talks and only insisted on its old assertion that the DPRK must accept the CVID, thus deliberately laying an obstacle in the way of the negotiations.
    What infuriates the army and people of the DPRK most is that the U.S. has turned a blind eye to the secret nuclear activities conducted by its ally under its "nuclear umbrella" and pressurized the DPRK to accept the CVID.
    The recent disclosure of a series of nuclear-related secret experiments in south Korea clearly proves that the double standards applied by the U.S. is a stumbling block in the way of solving the nuclear issue and a factor of nuclear proliferation.
    As already known well, the groundwork of the talks collapsed due to the deliberate provocation of the U.S. hard-line conservatives and the double standards applied by them in dealing with the nuclear issue.
    It is the unshakable stand of the DPRK that it can no longer discuss the issue of resuming the six-party talks and renounce its nuclear deterrent force unless the U.S. drops its double standards and hostile policy toward the DPRK as regards the nuclear issue.
    As for the wild rumor that it links the nuclear issue to the U.S presidential election, the DPRK does not care who becomes president in the U.S. The DPRK will only pursue an independent policy taking the U.S. Korea policy as a yardstick.
    The Bush administration had better stop making sheer sophism intended to evade the responsibility for having overturned the groundwork of the talks and come out to the negotiations with a willingness to renounce its hostile policy toward the DPRK and double standards concerning the nuclear issue in practice

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