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US Moves for Modernizing Nuclear Weapons Blasted

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

Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- The United States is set to spend two billion U.S. dollars for modernizing different type nuclear bombs including B-61 now in the process of serial production since 1968 after it was developed in 1963. It is also mulling spending 0.8 billion U.S. dollars for the research and development of new type cruise missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons and channeling the bulk of its defense budget into improving B-52 and others, according to foreign press reports.

Rodong Sinmun Monday observes in a signed commentary in this regard:

The moves stepped up by the U.S. to modernize nuclear weapons at a time when the demands for nuclear disarmament are growing stronger worldwide are a blatant challenge to the desire of humankind for peace and a criminal act of seriously threatening global peace and security.

After dividing countries into a group of countries allowed to have access to nuclear weapons and that of countries not allowed to do so the U.S. asserts that international sanctions and pressure should be slapped against the second group, the commentary notes, and goes on:

Furthermore, the U.S. is shutting its eyes to the moves of its allies and followers for nuclear weaponization and patronize them, while encouraging them behind the scene.

This testifies to the hypocritical nature of the U.S. "initiative for denuclearizing the world".

The U.S. attitude of reneging on the initiative contrary to its commitment is a mockery of the worldwide efforts for nuclear disarmament and a challenge to peace. The above-said initiative only sounds nonsensical as it lacks any feasibility and effect. It will bring the U.S. to nowhere.

It would be well advised to stop the hide-and-seek intended to mislead public opinion by ballyhooing about the above-mentioned initiative.

Should the U.S. persistently rush headlong into a nuclear arms expansion and war of aggression, going against the trend of the times towards disarmament and peace and the demand of mankind, it will not escape international isolation and destruction, warns the commentary.

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