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Rodong Sinmun Terms U.S. Nuclear Criminal

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

   Pyongyang, May 20 (KCNA) -- The United States is the arch criminal taking the lead in the development of nuclear weapons, sparking off a new nuclear arms race and bringing the danger of a thermonuclear war to humankind. Rodong Sinmun today observes this in a signed article. It is none other than the U.S. that puts spurs to the production of nukes worldwide and frantically pushes forward their modernization, the article says, and goes on:
    The U.S. claims that it is necessary to develop new type nuclear weapons as it is hard to maintain the aging ones and their maintenance needs a lot of money and, moreover, they are not suitable for using against the "enemy" at present.
    The U.S. imperialists ill-famed for using nuclear weapons for the first time in the world are putting spurs to the development and production of smaller nukes in a bid to use them as conventional weapons.
    The U.S. has simplified the procedure of using nuclear weapons, an indication of the danger of its nuclear war strategy. The bellicose Bush group listed various countries as targets of nuclear attack in 2002, declaring before the world that a preemptive nuclear attack is the U.S. military doctrine.
    It is pushing forward in real earnest the preparations to mount a preemptive nuclear attack on other countries anytime. It does not conceal the fact that its submarines equipped with improved missiles will target against vast regions including Asia and the Mideast.
    The U.S. has simplified the procedure for using nuclear weapons pursuant to its "limited nuclear war strategy" in a bid to grant the mandate to use them to the commanders of the U.S. combined forces in various regions.
    The U.S. bellicose forces have designated the Korean Peninsula as a theatre of their nuclear war. The Bush group listed the DPRK as a target of its preemptive nuclear attack after designating it as part of an "axis of evil." The U.S. war mongers are threatening to mount a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK without any "prior warning". The U.S. is investing a fabulous amount of money in developing smaller nukes to be used in the Korean War.
    It is the notion of the U.S. that it should monopolize nuclear weapons while other countries should not be allowed to have access to them and even when it brandishes its nuclear stick and contemplates a preemptive nuclear strike at other countries, they should not be allowed to build nuclear deterrent to cope with it. This is a brigandish logic which glaringly reveals its belligerent, aggressive and brutal nature.
    It is quite natural for various countries of the world to opt for bolstering their military muscle for self-defence in order to cope with the U.S. bellicose forces' evermore pronounced moves for a nuclear war.
    The nuclear war maniacs will not be able to go scot-free as they are putting increased spurs to the development and production of new type nuclear weapons quite contrary to the worldwide demand for nuclear disarmament and the trend of peace.

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