Rodong Sinmun Accuses S. Korean Authorities of Aggravating Situation in KIZ
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, April 29 (KCNA) -- The south Korean authorities issued "a government statement" at a meeting of chiefs in charge of diplomatic and security affairs held on April 26 and in this statement they announced a decision to withdraw all their personnel from KIZ (Kaesong Industrial Zone).
The puppet regime justified its activities and malignantly slandered the DPRK, talking about "difficulties" and "protection of its people".
Rodong Sinmun Monday observes in a bylined commentary in this regard:
This was a base and cunning artifice to shift the blame for the situation in the zone onto the DPRK and escape the widespread protest and condemnation of it.
The south Korean authorities have so far hamstrung the efforts to reenergize the operations in the KIZ under various pretexts in violation of the agreement made with the DPRK.
Creating impression that the DPRK largely benefited from the KIZ, the puppet regime revealed on a number of occasions its plot to abuse the operations in the zone as a lever for pressure upon the DPRK.
As a matter of fact, the KIZ has hardly made any substantial progress for nearly a decade. This is attributable to the south Korean puppet regime which has laid a hurdle in the operations in the zone by hook or by crook, talking about "drain on resources".
The puppet regime should bear in mind that it can never evade the responsibility for having put the zone in the danger of total closure.
If the regime persistently screws up the tensions, seeking confrontation with the DPRK over the KIZ, the DPRK will take a final and decisive step as it had already warned.
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