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"Cheonan" Case Dismissed as Sheer Fabrication

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

Pyongyang, June 9 (KCNA) -- A DPRK delegate, addressing the Geneva Disarmament Conference on June 3, said that the case of warship "Cheonan's" sinking was, to all intents and purposes, "a conspiratorial farce" and "charade" orchestrated by the south Korean authorities at the U.S prodding.

He said: The south Korean authorities have linked the above-said case with the DPRK since its very outset without any material evidence under the zealous patronage of the U.S. and finally announced the "investigation results" asserting that the warship was sunken by a "torpedo attack" of the DPRK and are now foolishly working to prod the UN Security Council into slapping even additional "sanctions" against it, crying out for "punishment" and "retaliation."

As already clarified, the DPRK has nothing to do with the above-said case, he noted, and continued:

As universally known, the DPRK is busy waging a general offensive to open the gate to a great prosperous and powerful nation in 2012.

From the viewpoint of common sense that development presupposes peace, peaceful international environment is more urgently required by the DPRK than in any other time.

Whoever has reason can have strong doubt about south Korea's assertion that the DPRK was involved in the above-said case.

Such shocking case as the sinking of the warship "Cheonan" is required only by the south Korean authorities making desperate efforts to hold in check the progress of the DPRK through a campaign against it.

Invariable is the stand of the DPRK government to build a solid peace-keeping regime in the Korean Peninsula and denuclearize it, he declared, and went on:

The earlier conclusion of a peace treaty on the peninsula still in the state of ceasefire would help build confidence necessary for the denuclearization as soon as possible.

The conclusion of the peace treaty provides the only reasonable and realistic way for realizing the denuclearization of the peninsula.



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