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Respect for Sovereignty Essential for World Peace Order

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, March 3 (KCNA) -- The basic condition for the establishment of a world peace order is respect for the sovereignty of the countries and nations. Respect for sovereignty is the foundation of peace and stability and fundamental guarantee of harmony and unity among countries and peoples. Rodong Sinmun says this in a signed article Thursday.
    It goes on:
    What is most important in respecting sovereignty is noninterference in others' internal affairs.
    Each country and people work out lines and policies suited to their specific realities and conditions and strive to carry them out. It is no more than an undisguised infringement upon the sovereignty of other countries to ignore this and try to force them to accept one's own policy, insisting that it is the best. If this is fostered and allowed, antagonism and confrontation will crop up between countries and develop into disputes and military conflicts in the long run.
    Differences and disputes between countries must be settled through dialogue and negotiation and imperialists' military intervention and aggression on sovereign countries must not be permitted in any case. Such actions are the worst violation of sovereignty.
    The imperialists threaten and blackmail the countries standing in the way of the attainment of their dominationist purpose, attaching to them the labels of "danger", "factor of instability" and "terrorism" and, in the end, mercilessly crush them by use of force. Not a few countries, however, are taking irresolute stance toward the imperialists' aggression and war moves, failing to take a principled stand. Some countries dare not utter a proper word, cowed by the threat and blackmail of the imperialist aggression forces and avert the eyes from their invasion of other countries, feeling relief at their not being its victim. There are even countries sympathetic to it.
    Craftily taking advantage of this, the imperialist aggression forces wield sticks at the countries tough in their anti-U.S. independent stand while pursuing "smiling diplomacy" toward other countries to win over them and expand their sphere of influence.
    What the imperialists want is the whole world. Even though a country is left outside their direct aggression today, it may find itself its target tomorrow and shed blood.
    All the countries should launch a collective counterattack on the aggression and war moves of the imperialists and force them not to act rashly.

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