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Spokesman for DPRK FM Blasts U.S. State Secretary's Reckless Remarks

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

    Pyongyang, March 16 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA on Mar. 16 as regards a string of vituperation let loose by U.S. State Secretary Condoleezza Rice against the DPRK. Rice, when interviewed by Reuters and the Washington Times recently, told rubbish that she would not apologize for the remark terming the DPRK "an outpost of tyranny." By repeatedly demanding that the U.S. state it has no hostile intent toward north Korea Pyongyang is throwing up smoke screens in its continued refusal to return to the six-country talks on its nuclear program and the U.S. would not be going to play the north Koreans' game, she said.
    It is quite illogical for the U.S. to intend to negotiate with the DPRK without retracting its remarks listing its dialogue partner as "an outpost of tyranny." This is, in the final analysis, little short of indicating its will not to hold the six-party talks.
    She can make nothing but such outcries as she is no more than an official of the most tyrannical dictatorial state in the world.
    Such woman bereft of any political logic is not the one to be dealt with by us.
    Her reckless remarks showed to the world what type of a woman she is.
    She has thus once again laid bare the U.S. hostile intention not to co-exist with the DPRK and isolate and pressurize it. It is, therefore, entirely just for the DPRK to steadily bolster its nuclear arsenal for self-defence in order to protect its ideology and system and the peace and stability in the region as it has already clarified.
    She would be well advised to give up such a foolish attempt to plug a third party into the U.S. move to put pressure on the DPRK, though belatedly, properly understanding that no pressure can ever work on the DPRK. It is inconceivable for the DPRK to go out for the talks before it is delisted as "an outpost of tyranny."
    The U.S. had better behave realistically and wisely if it truly wishes to have the six-party talks.

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