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U.S. Conservative Hardliners Urged to Drop Their Wrong Way of Thinking

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

   Pyongyang, January 16 (KCNA) -- The U.S. conservative hardliners had better drop their wrong way of thinking and immediately stop their reckless acts of creating a catastrophic situation, facing up to the reality with cool heads. Rodong Sinmun Wednesday urges this in a signed commentary.
    It goes on:
    Reckless remarks prodding the authorities to step up the hostile policy towards the DPRK are heard from the United States these days. It is preposterous for the above-said hardliners to claim that the DPRK is to blame for the delay made in the implementation of the points agreed upon at the six-party talks.
    The agreed points have not been implemented as scheduled not because of the DPRK but because of the failure of other participating nations to adhere to the principle of simultaneous action. The "action for action" principle is a key point in implementing the agreement adopted at the six-party talks. Therefore, one may say everything hinges on this.
    This tells that success or failure of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula depends on how sincerely all countries concerned, the U.S. in particular, honor their commitments.
    What should not be overlooked is the fact that the U.S. conservative hardliners broke into cheers upon hearing about the results of the "elections" in south Korea as if they had been waiting for them, asserting that the power change in south Korea marks a new occasion of strangling north Korea. This is nothing but a cry-out for boosting cooperation in their bid to pressurize the DPRK by turning the development and the changing situation in their favor.
    It is a foolish daydream for them to try to gain something through cooperation in pressurizing the DPRK.
    No matter what dastardly and vicious ploy they may resort to, it can never work on the Korean people.
    The persistent efforts made by them to seek cooperation in pressurizing the DPRK from the stand of escaping from reality would only compel it to more strongly react to them.
    They should bear in mind that the nuclear issue on the peninsula can never be settled should they again seek the tri-angular cooperation mechanism for pressure which had failed in the 1980s.

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