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U.S. Chiefly to Blame for Torpedoing Process of Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

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

   Pyongyang, November 15 (KCNA) -- The U.S is chiefly to blame for torpedoing the process of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, say Pyongyang-based papers Wednesday in signed commentaries. Rodong Sinmun says:
    The U.S. moves to turn south Korea into a nuclear arsenal started with its announcement 20 years ago that it would deploy Lance missile capable of carrying neutron bombs in south Korea and the deployment of Honest John nuclear missile there in 1958. It has since systematically escalated its moves to convert south Korea into its nuclear base for the last several decades.
    The U.S. has become more undisguised and reckless in its moves to launch a nuclear war against the DPRK since the emergence of the present Bush administration. In January 2002 the U.S. adopted a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK as its policy in its report on the review of nuclear weapons. And in September of the same year Bush blustered in "the report on national security strategy" that the U.S. would use nuclear weapons when preemptive military strikes are made. The U.S. defense secretary uttered on November 17, 2003 during his visit to south Korea that the U.S. would mobilize even nuclear force when necessary, thus clearly revealing an attempt at a nuclear attack on the DPRK.
    It was quite just for the DPRK to have built war deterrent as a means for just self-defence to protect the sovereignty and the right to existence of the country, given that the U.S. unilaterally scrapped the DPRK-U.S. Agreed Framework in which it committed itself neither to use nuclear weapons against the DPRK nor threaten it with them, steadily escalated the nuclear threat to it and attempted to provoke a nuclear war.
    This being a hard reality, the U.S. is taking issue with the DPRK's measure for self-defence, while shelving its nuclear crimes perpetrated for years.
    Unpardonable is the U.S. which cites the DPRK's war deterrent for self-defence a pretext for stepping up the nuclear arms race and provoking a nuclear war against it.
    Minju Joson says that the reality today when the danger of a nuclear war is daily increasing due to the U.S. requires the Korean nation to wage a more dynamic struggle for peace against the U.S. and war.

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