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DPRK's New Strategic Line Is Not Diplomatic Tactic: Rodong Sinmun

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

Pyongyang, April 29 (KCNA) -- The new strategic line on simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force is not a temporary stop-gap measure for coping with the ever-changing situation but a strategic one to be always held fast to meet the supreme interests of the Korean revolution, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a bylined article.

The DPRK has not had access to nuclear weapons to get recognition from others and the strategic line on pushing forward the up-building of economy and nuclear force has nothing to do with the diplomatic tactic for sitting at a negotiating table, the article says, and goes on:

We have never looked for anything from the hostile forces nor have begged for peace.

We have no idea to have dialogue with the U.S. unless it renounces its hostile policy toward the DPRK.

Accustomed to making a cheap bargaining, the U.S. seems to calculate that the DPRK hopes for it, too. Washington would be well advised not to misjudge it.

Such rhetoric as "diplomatic tactic" and "negotiating table" that were made as regards the new strategic line is nothing but a product of a bargaining made by the U.S. and its followers to deprive the DPRK of its sovereign right.

The U.S. claims that it will give help if we choose other way. This may work on other countries but never on the DPRK.

The nuclear weapons of Songun Korea are by no means goods for getting the U.S. dollars nor a political and economic bargaining chip to be put on a negotiating table aimed to force the DPRK to disarm itself.

The present ruling forces of the U.S. should draw a due lesson from the failure of its successive chief executives in its hostile policy toward the DPRK and properly approach it.

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