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KCNA Commentary on Rumor about "Nuclear Cooperation"

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

Pyongyang, November 18 (KCNA) -- Some dishonest forces are deliberately spreading the rumor that the DPRK is helping Iran in manufacturing nuclear weapons.

Some time ago, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), instigated by the U.S. and other Western countries, floated the rumor about "nuclear cooperation" between the DPRK and Iran. Then the hostile forces have spread fabricated data to make this rumor sound plausible. They even cited the outdated facts, rejected by the international community in the past, and talked nonsense that "hundreds of north Korean technicians, who took part in manufacturing nukes and missiles, have visited Iran on the shift via a third country to offer technological assistance."

The U.S.-led hostile forces have always found fault with the peaceful nuclear activities of those countries going against their grain and with their cooperation in the nuclear field.

What the forces seek in spreading the rumor about the DPRK's "nuclear cooperation", which is nonexistent, while escalating the offensive against Iran is to brand the DPRK as a "nuclear criminal" by linking it with the nuclear issue of Iran.

The story about "nuclear cooperation" is part of the hostile forces' trite slandering and deceptive tricks intended to put pressure on the DPRK.

There is no creditability in it.

Over the West's skepticism about the nuclear cooperation with the DPRK, Iranian diplomats said that Iran needs no foreign experts since it developed its own nuclear base and that Iran's nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes.

Nevertheless, the hostile forces are persistently clamoring about the DPRK's "cooperation". This is a revelation of their wicked criminal scheme to justify the campaign for sanctions on the DPRK over the nuclear issue and spoil the atmosphere of dialogue created in the Korean Peninsula.

In words they call for peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region including the peninsula but, in action they go against the dialogue and detente.

Any attempt to tarnish the external image of the DPRK with slander and plot will come to failure in the end.

Plot-breeders had better stop their foolish attempt at once.

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