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Destruction of Cold War Structure in Northeast Asia Called for

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

    Pyongyang, March 5 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Saturday in a signed commentary calls upon the countries in Northeast Asia to take joint actions against the U.S. in order to dismantle the Cold War structure in the Korean Peninsula and the rest of the region and turn it into a nuclear-free zone. The commentary goes on:
    The U.S., while giving lip-service to cooperation with China, has gone ahead, in actuality, with its strategy of containing it after regarding it as a "potential enemy." This strategy is a grave challenge to the trend of the new century in which humankind desires peace, co-existence and prosperity, transcending the difference in ideology, political system and religion.
    The U.S. strategy for Northeast Asian "security" still remains a Cold War strategy aimed at containing the DPRK, China and others in reliance upon its security alliance with Japan and south Korea.
    The U.S., styling itself "the only superpower", has pursued a reactionary Asian-Pacific strategy aimed at world supremacy. That is why it is so keen to maintain the Cold War structure in Northeast Asia come what may, afraid of its collapse.
    It seeks to use Japan, blinded with the ambition to realize its old dream of "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere", as a shock force for materializing its strategy.
    In order to implement the above-mentioned aggressive strategy the U.S. has deliberately strained the situation on the Korean Peninsula, raising a hue and cry over "the threat from north Korea".
    The U.S. set it forth as its policy goal to bring down the political system in the DPRK, no more than a daydream, and has since hamstrung the process to improve the inter-Korean relations by hook or by crook, persistently working to isolate and stifle it.
    It has gone the lengths of pressurizing the south Korean authorities to stop even the cooperation between the north and the south in the issue of humanitarian aid.
    The reality goes to prove that the above-said U.S. strategy not only runs counter to the common interests of the countries in the region but is a basic factor of scuttling the six-party talks and making it impossible to realize the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
    The U.S. should face to the reality with a cool head and dismantle the Cold War structure in Northeast Asia as early as possible.

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