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Democratic Korea on nuclear confrontation.

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  • thekoba@aztecfreenet.org
    ================= Begin forwarded message ================= Dear Ibrahim and Kevin, Here is the text of a Foreign Ministry statement from the Democratic
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 2, 2003
      ================= Begin forwarded message =================

      Dear Ibrahim and Kevin,

      Here is the text of a Foreign Ministry statement from
      the Democratic People's Republic of Korea regarding
      the nuclear confrontation with the US.

      Note this sentence:

      "The DPRK is taking practical measures to steadily
      beef up the nuclear deterrent force as a just
      self-defensive means to repel the U.S. nuclear
      preemptive attack and ensure peace and security on the
      Korean peninsula and in the region according to the
      decision of the 1st Session of the 11th Supreme
      People's Assembly."

      and also the last sentence that shows that they've
      taken the lessons of Iraq to heart

      Comradely,

      Eric

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      U.S. Much Publicized Efforts for "Peaceful Solution"
      to Nuclear Issue Dismissed.

      Pyongyang, September 30 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for
      the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to
      a question put by KCNA on Sept. 29 as regards the U.S.
      recent much publicized efforts for a "peaceful
      solution" to the nuclear issue between the DPRK and
      the U.S.: Officials of the U.S. administration tried
      hard on a number of occasions to create impression
      that it was striving to solve the nuclear issue
      peacefully and preparing a "new proposal" for the next
      round of the six-way talks.

      But quite contrary to the rumour, the U.S.
      authorities have not yet manifested its will to make a
      switchover in its policy toward the DPRK and are still
      insisting on their assertion that the DPRK should
      scrap its nuclear program first.

      This clearly indicates that the U.S. does not
      truly want a "peaceful solution" to the nuclear issue
      but is keen on deceiving the world public aspiring
      after a fair and early solution to the nuclear issue,
      covering up its preparations for military invasion of
      the DPRK and proving successful in the ongoing
      presidential election campaign.

      As far as the peaceful solution to the issue is
      concerned, the DPRK has made sincere efforts to seek a
      negotiated solution to the nuclear issue, making every
      possible concession. One example of this was that the
      DPRK advanced a landmark bold proposal for the
      denuclearization of the Korean peninsula at the
      six-way talks in Beijing.

      But the U.S. only insisted on its assertion that
      the DPRK should scrap its nuclear program first and
      demanded it move first, shunning all its efforts and
      reasonable proposals.

      This is the problem.

      It is an unreasonable way of thinking unacceptable
      to anyone for one warring party to demand the other
      party come out their hands up.

      If the U.S. interprets such unilateral assertion
      as a "peaceful solution," it will only lead to a war.

      The U.S. has further escalated the international
      "blockade and pressure" upon the DPRK, talking about
      "maritime inspection exercise" and "human traffic"
      since the six-way talks in Beijing. It is
      preposterous, indeed, for the U.S. to talk about a
      "peaceful solution".

      This only proves that the Bush administration has
      no political will to abandon its hostile policy
      towards the DPRK.

      It was confirmed that the U.S. does not wish to
      co-exist with the DPRK in peace but tries to use the
      six-way talks as a leverage to completely disarm the
      latter. This compels the DPRK to discard any interests
      or expectation for the talks.

      As already clarified, the DPRK has not made any
      promise regarding the next round of the six-way talks.

      The DPRK is taking practical measures to steadily
      beef up the nuclear deterrent force as a just
      self-defensive means to repel the U.S. nuclear
      preemptive attack and ensure peace and security on the
      Korean peninsula and in the region according to the
      decision of the 1st Session of the 11th Supreme
      People's Assembly.

      This is the most reasonable measure to ensure
      peace.

      The DPRK's nuclear deterrent force was built to
      cope with the U.S. nuclear threat. It is not meant to
      attack others but to protect itself under any
      circumstances.

      The U.S. demand that the DPRK dismantle its
      nuclear deterrent force first under this situation
      will only lead to a war.

      This is clearly evidenced by the Iraqi situation.
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