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U.S. Urged to Honor Its Commitments

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

    Pyongyang, November 3 (KCNA) -- A fair solution to the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and the prospect of the forthcoming 5th round of the six-party talks hinge upon the U.S. approach towards its commitments stipulated in the joint statement of the fourth six-way talks which calls for putting an end to the nuclear threat and providing light water reactors (LWRs), etc. The chief of the DPRK mission at the UN clarified this in the letters sent to the UN secretary general and the president of the UN General Assembly on Oct. 28 in connection with the unreasonable assertions made by the delegates of the U.S. and Britain over the nuclear issue on the peninsula at the meeting of the first committee of the 60th UN General Assembly.
    He charged that the U.S. and British delegates addressing the meeting of the first committee insisted that the DPRK unconditionally abandon its nuclear weapons program as required by the Beijing Joint Statement in a bid to mislead the public opinion by claiming that the joint statement only commits the DPRK side to scrap its nuclear weapons program.
    He said:
    The joint statement clearly lays down the commitments of the U.S. and south Korea directly responsible for the denuclearization of the peninsula and the principle of simultaneous action for it along with the DPRK's commitment to it.
    The U.S., however, is only insisting on the CVID defying the principle of simultaneous action agreed upon by the six parties, and busy staging a smear campaign against the DPRK, pulling it up over the "human rights issue" and "illegal deals" and other baseless issues.
    This behavior diametrically runs counter to the spirit of the joint statement, a joint product of the six parties, and makes the DPRK to doubt whether the U.S. is willing to implement the joint statement or not.
    The DPRK remains consistent and unchanged in its stand to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. The DPRK's unilateral abandonment of its nuclear program alone will not lead to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
    The DPRK will closely watch how the U.S. will behave at the phase of "action for action".

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