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Trend of Development of Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Purposes Irresistible

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

Pyongyang, November 30 (KCNA) -- It has become an irresistible trend to develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes worldwide, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed article.

It goes on:

In recent years economy has made rapid progress and the demand for energy increased day by day whereas fossil fuel resources are running out. This reality is further increasing the concern for energy worldwide.

Many countries are now stepping up the positive moves to decrease dependence on fossil fuel and make a wide use of alternative fuel.

It is an inviolable right for developing countries to develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. This right can never be a monopoly of a few countries. All the countries of the world should be allowed to exercise this right.

What matters is that some Western forces are applying such partial double standards as slapping pressure and sanctions against those countries which incur their displeasure over their nuclear activities for peaceful purposes. They are groundlessly pulling them up while conniving at and cooperating with those countries which are to their liking in their nuclear activities.

Some Western countries claim that those countries outside the NPT have no right to nuclear development for peaceful purposes but the reality is quite different from it.

The nuclear activities for peaceful purposes are the inviolable sovereign right of all members of the international community.

It entirely conforms to the international trend of development and use of nuclear energy for the DPRK to opt for the construction of its own light water reactor power station for the purpose of rounding off the structure of the Juche-based nuclear power industry. It also paves the way for meeting the ever-growing need for electricity in the DPRK.

The construction of light water reactor is brisk in the DPRK and a modern factory for uranium enrichment equipped with thousands of centrifuges is operating to supply fuel to them. The development of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes to meet the need for electricity will be stepped up in the future.

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