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KCNA Commentary on Validity of DPRK's Access to Nuclear Weapons

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

Pyongyang, May 26 (KCNA) -- The international community is becoming vocal supporting the validity of the DPRK's access to nuclear weapons for self-defence.

It is the comment of public opinion that the DPRK's access to nukes is obviously aimed to hold in check any aggression and military attack and concentrate efforts on economic construction and it is a stark reality that the U.S. dares not make a preemptive attack on the DPRK.

Valery Lashkin, deputy to the State Duma of Russia who doubles as vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, referred to the will of the DPRK manifested at the Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea to adhere to the validity of its stand and hold dialogue with all countries having no intent to invade it, adding that its leadership is meeting the challenges against its sovereignty in the most proper manner.

Sergei Chernyakhovski, Prof. and Dr. of the Political Faculty of Moscow State University, said:

When one looks back on the history of the DPRK without prejudice and compares what happened in the past with the present politics, one can come to an easy conclusion that it is the most peace-loving country in the world.

It is the country that neither fought with other countries nor got involved in any military dispute among countries sharing border with it after the war in the 1950s.

It was clarified at the recent Party Congress that the DPRK would not be the first to use nuclear weapons unless it is invaded. This is a very just position as it is nothing surprising.

It is a very simple logic that if a country has access to nukes and is not ready to use them, it is bound to go to ruin.

The DPRK is the country from which we can learn a lot, indeed.

The Swiss internet magazine Le Grand said:

There is a clear intention and reason for north Korea to push ahead with the development of nuclear weapons and experts clearly recognize the fact that the DPRK poses no "threat."

North Korea laid down the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts to cope with the U.S. north Korea policy and is preventing any aggression and attack with its creditable nuclear deterrence and diverting the expenses and resources for the service personnel on the frontline units and huge artillery force to economic construction by drastically cutting down their number.

The hawks of the West, the ultra-right forces of Japan, in particular, are dreaming of their access to nukes under the pretext of "nuclear threat" from north Korea, and the U.S. is seeking to establish a new MD system in south Korea capable of neutralizing China, not aimed at containing north Korea under that pretext.

Some countries may underestimate north Korea's recent declaration not to mount a preemptive nuclear attack but there is need for them to take note of the fact that the history of nuclear deterrence started with such declaration and this promise has been kept.

As commented by world public, the DPRK's access to nuclear weapons is the most just choice in the present world where a weak country can never protect itself.

The DPRK will never dismantle its nuclear weapons first unless the U.S. rolls back its hostile policy toward the former and defuses its nuclear threat fundamentally.

It will bolster its nuclear deterrence both in quality and quantity to firmly protect its sovereignty as long as the U.S. persists in nuclear threat and hostile policy. -0-

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