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Nuclear Disarmament Urged

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

   Pyongyang, November 15 (KCNA) -- The results of debates on disarmament at the recent session of the UN General Assembly prove that the nuclear disarmament, total dismantlement of the nuclear weapons in particular, is urgent for preserving peace in the world and that it is nothing but a tittle-tattle to discuss the issue of nuclear non-proliferation apart from this principle. Commenting on the fact that at the meeting (disarmament and security) of the first committee of the 60th Session of the UN General Assembly that dealt with the issue of implementing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) there were divergent opinions on whether the nuclear disarmament is essential or nuclear non-proliferation is a priority, a news analyst of Rodong Sinmun Tuesday says:
    In the UN and international arena those countries asserting that the nuclear non-proliferation is first are the United States and other Western countries. They raised a "resolution" aimed to intensify "international monitoring system" to prevent "rouge states" from "acquiring and using weapons of mass destruction", repeating stereotyped phrases that non-proliferation premises nuclear disarmament, and have worked hard to put it into practice. It is because of the U.S. nuclear policy for supremacy that the danger of nuclear war is increasing as the days go by and the NPT has been reduced to a dead document. The U.S. highhanded nuclear policy makes the NPT useless and compels the non-nuclear states to build nuclear deterrent. Nuclear disarmament is essential for removing the danger of nuclear war and ensuring world peace and security.
    The U.S. stand of giving priority to non-proliferation, in essence, can not be construed as anything but an attempt to monopolize nuclear weapons and use them as a card for world supremacy.
    The issue of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation can never be resolved by bluster or threat. It can be realized only through the efforts to build a nuclear-free world with a peace-loving stand. Availing itself of this opportunity, the DPRK cannot but say that it is urgent to remove the U.S. nuclear threat from Korea in ensuring peace of the Korean Peninsula, too. The more the U.S. nuclear threat increases, the stronger the countermeasure of the DPRK will be. The DPRK builds nuclear deterrent for defending itself, not for threatening or attacking others. The result of discussion of disarmament at the session of the UN General Assembly clearly proved once again that the principled stand of the DPRK over the nuclear issue with the U.S. is just. The U.S. forcible attitude only stirs up the hatred of the Korean army and people for the U.S. If the U.S. truly wants to opt for preventing nuclear proliferation and ensuring peace, it should make switchover toward the total dismantlement of nuclear weapons.

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