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NDC Policy Department Threatens to Take Final, Decisive Step

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

Pyongyang, April 26 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Policy Department of the National Defence Commission (NDC) of the DPRK released the following statement Friday:

The DPRK already made public the principled stand of its army and people as to the south Korean puppet authorities' 'proposal for dialogue' under the grave war-like situation created on the Korean Peninsula.

All the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad and the world peace-loving people are unanimous in their demand that the south Korean authorities prove in practice its sincerity regarding the 'proposal for dialogue'.

The puppet authorities, however, instigated die-hard conservative gangsters to scatter copies of literature malignantly slandering the DPRK on the occasion of its Day of the Army.

Those copies of literature were packaged in dishonest and provocative language slandering the dignified social system in the DPRK and shifting the blame for the situation of the Kaesong Industrial Zone on to the DPRK.

What merits serious attention is that human scum who directly scattered the anti-DPRK leaflets made appearance in official media and said that they committed the hostile act after approaching the area close to the 'line under civilian control' unrestricted by the authorities.

This proves that the scattering operation was conducted at the tacit connivance and under the manipulation of the authorities.

This, at the same time, proves that the 'dialogue offer' made by them is nothing but a crafty trick to make the mockery of the public and evade from the responsibility for the war-like situation.

The recent operation can not be overlooked as it was openly carried out at a time when the Chongwadae chief is loudly crying out for 'abidance by north-south agreements'.

There were times in the past when the north and the south adopted valuable agreements for reconciliation, unity, peace and prosperity such as the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration, bringing delight to the nation.

If these agreements, gains common to the nation, had been abided by and implemented, there would not have been such a nightmare of the confrontation between fellow countrymen as today and this land would not have turned into a hotbed of war.

The chief of Chongwadae in public appearance asserted that the north should observe the north-south agreements but behind scene let human scum scatter leaflets, revealing her true colors as an element seeking confrontation with fellow countrymen.

The most frantic south Korea-U.S. naval landing drill is going on in the East Sea of Korea at this time quite contrary to her much touted dialogue and negotiations, pushing the tense situation to the point of explosion.

Is there any provision which allows mud-slinging and hostile acts against the other party in the north-south agreements?

The Kaesong Industrial Zone (KIZ) is now on the verge of collapse. This is entirely attributable to the reckless war hysteria of the south Korean puppet regime.

As recognized by the world, the KIZ is a precious gain in the June 15 era of reunification.

The Korean People's Army made a bold decision such as offering the major military vantage point in the area along the Military Demarcation Line as a plot for the KIZ though huge armed forces are standing in acute confrontation. In the subsequent period the KPA made every possible effort for its normal operation despite all the obstructive moves of the U.S. and the puppet regime.

This is fully evidenced by the fact that traitor Lee Myung Bak's heinous 'May 24 step against the north' dared not affect the KIZ.

Even when the smear campaign launched by the regime with ultra-right conservative politicians and media involved reached an intolerable phase, the DPRK did not take such important steps as forcibly expelling personnel of the south and totally closing the KIZ. But, there is now a limit to the DPRK's efforts and patience.

At a time when the U.S. hostile acts and the resultant nuclear war racket reached an extreme phase, traitor Kim Kwan Jin who is the boss of the military gangsters openly disclosed his scenario to ask the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces to hurl even their commando into the KIZ in anticipation of 'hostage taking' there.

As the KIZ turned into a de facto scene of 'hostage taking' to be abused by the U.S. and south Korean military gangsters for provoking an all-out war any time, the DPRK was compelled to take steps for banning personnel from entering the zone and temporarily suspending operations in the zone in order to ensure the safety of personnel from the south.

Nevertheless, the puppet regime floated misinformation that the DPRK 'refused to take minimum humanitarian step' for the personnel of the south remaining in the zone. On Thursday the group let a spokesman for the 'Ministry of Unification' release a statement little short of an 'ultimatum' accusing the DPRK like a wolf concerned about a sheep.

The regime plunged the KIZ into the unrecoverable state and escalated the tension while not doing what it should do, not content with viciously hurting the dignity of the DPRK with such rhetoric as 'financial source' and 'drain on resources'. Its action can never be pardoned under any circumstances.

The arch criminals who pushed the inter-Korean relations to the brink of a war floated the deceptive story about 'talks between authorities', not yet coming to their senses and even became vocal about an 'ultimatum-like crucial measure'. This will precipitate their final destruction.

If they are truly worried about the lives of south Korean personnel in the KIZ, they may withdraw all of them to the south side where there are stockpile of food and raw materials and sound medical conditions.

Institutions concerned of the DPRK will responsibly take all the humanitarian measures including the provision of guarantee for their personal safety that may arise in the course of the withdrawal.

If the south Korean puppet regime keeps aggravating the situation, in disregard of the situation, it will be the DPRK, not south Korea, that will be forced to take the final decisive and crucial measure first.

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