Neither Sanctions Nor Pressure Can Work on DPRK: Rodong Sinmun
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) --The United States announced that it would stage joint military maneuvers from the beginning of March, insisting that it cannot cancel Key Resolve and Foal Eagle because they are 'drills for defense.'
Timed to coincide with this, provocative outbursts extremely rattling the nerves of the DPRK are heard from the U.S. Riff-raffs vied with each other to claim at a recent Congressional hearing that it is necessary to use all possible means to force north Korea to dismantle nukes and missiles.
They are crying out for tightening the sanctions against the DPRK with not only its vassal forces but countries around the Korean peninsula involved, urging it to observe regulations and norms of international law and asserting that Pyongyang should be re-listed as a sponsor of terrorism.
Rodong Sinmun Sunday observes in an article in this regard:
The U.S. is scheming to bring the situation on the peninsula to the brink of a war this year, too, by pursuing a policy for pressure upon the DPRK, not for detente.
It goes on:
There is no reason for the U.S. not to cancel the projected joint saber-rattling if it is truly concerned for peace and security on the peninsula.
The U.S. is talking about 'observance of regulations and norms of international law' while brandishing the stick of sanctions against the DPRK. This is absolutely illogical.
The DPRK will not recognize all sorts of unreasonable resolutions on sanctions cooked up by the hostile forces to infringe upon its sovereignty and will never be bound to them in the future, too.
The U.S. is sadly mistaken if it calculates it can bring the Korean people who regard independence as their life and soul to their knees through sanctions.
Pressure will not help solve any issue.
Whoever comes in attack, ignorant of his rival, is bound to suffer a big setback. The U.S. would be well advised to properly understand its rival and approach it.
No vicious and sinister trick and method can ever work on the DPRK as it has the great Songun politics and such powerful weapon as single-minded unity.
The U.S. had better make a bold policy switchover, not clinging to its reckless hostile policy toward the DPRK.
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