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U.S. Preparations for Preemptive Nuclear Attack upon DPRK under Fire

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

    Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- The Bush hard-line conservative forces have become frantic in their moves to push forward the establishment of the missile defence system (MD) and the modernization of nuclear weapons under the signboard of "security" and "defense". In this regard Rodong Sinmun today in a signed commentary says that this poses a big threat to the global peace and security and touches off uneasiness among people. The commentary goes on:
    As the world public rightly put it, the U.S. bellicose forces' hue and cry over the "military threat" from someone is no more than a poor excuse. The "defense" of the U.S. mainland much touted by them is, in essence, nothing but a theory of aggression which calls for bringing down the anti-imperialist independent countries and putting the world under their control. The Bush administration's listing of the DPRK as part of an "axis of evil", a target of its preemptive nuclear attack is little short of a declaration of a war to mount a preemptive nuclear attack upon the DPRK. The Bush forces' frantic pursuance of their hostile policy toward the DPRK would only compel it to further bolster its nuclear deterrent for self-defence. It is the Korean people's way of counter-action to respond to dialogue with dialogue and war with war. The DPRK's possession of nuclear weapons is for self-defence from A to Z and serves as a powerful shield to defend peace. The U.S. should not misuse the DPRK's measure to bolster its nuclear deterrent for self-defence as a lever for achieving its aggressive purpose.
    The U.S. is free to let loose all sorts of vituperation against the DPRK in a bid to achieve its sinister political and military purpose. This, however, will get it nowhere. The U.S. would be well advised to ponder over the consequences to be entailed by its evermore undisguised policy of aggression and behave with discretion.

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