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15993U.S. Should Withdraw "Strategic Patience Policy" toward DPRK: KCNA Commentar

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  • Dermot Hudson
    Aug 8, 2014
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         Pyongyang, August 8 (KCNA) -- The Obama administration's policy toward the DPRK is becoming an issue high on the agenda.
          Displeasure with the administration's foreign policy runs high in the U.S. and there is a flurry of criticism from institutes for policy studies that the U.S. policy lacks strategy and any clear tactical goal. Against this backdrop there was harsh criticism at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs under the International Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives that the lazy policy of the administration called "strategic patience" is being torn to pieces and the U.S. is waiting for north Korea to beg for negotiations, how long will the policy of the strategic patience last and should we be patient for hundreds and thousands of years.
          The U.S. "strategic patience policy" toward the DPRK is bound to go bust for its vulnerable and reactionary nature.
          After its emergence the Obama administration adopted it as its reactionary foreign policy to isolate and stifle the DPRK, pursuant to the "strategic patience policy", a replica of the preceding government's hostile policy toward the DPRK.
          Pursuant to this "policy of waiting", the U.S. has escalated its moves to stifle the DPRK while pressurizing it to "dismantle its nukes first" and isolating it in military, economic and diplomatic fields.
          Denying the legitimate right to develop space of a sovereign state, the U.S. instigated the UN Security Council to adopt a "resolution on sanctions." It has perpetrated high-handed hostile acts against the DPRK.
          Being steeped in antagonism toward the DPRK to the marrow of its bone, the U.S. turned down all its constructive proposals to settle the unstable situation on the Korean peninsula as well as broad-minded offers made by it to discuss various issues including the denuclearization of the peninsula and the rest of the world. Moreover, the U.S. has persistently escalated blockade and military pressure.
          Staging offensive and aggressive joint military exercises non-stop, the U.S. has steadily made nuclear blackmail against the DPRK while increasing the frequency and scale of those exercises.
          Due to the U.S. moves to stifle the DPRK, it was compelled to have access to nukes under the grave situation in which the supreme interests of the country were encroached upon.
          The DPRK ranked itself among the nuclear weapons states and had access to powerful nuclear strike means. The responsibility for this development entirely rests with the U.S.
          With the passage of time, the DPRK is demonstrating its might as a political power, military power and a nuclear weapons state capable of countering the U.S. nuclear blackmail with more powerful nuclear strike means and an all-out attack with all-people resistance of justice.
          The U.S. policymakers failed to calculate the consequences to be entailed by the "strategic patience policy". This was a serious mistake made by them.
          A senior researcher at the Cato Research Institute, U.S. said American leaders are plunging themselves into a quagmire as regards north Korea policy. In fact, Obama administration's north Korea policy is beset with danger of causing the worst results.
          It is ridiculous for the Obama administration to continue pinning hope on the bankrupt "strategic patience policy."
          Wasting time with this strategy would only help put the DPRK's powerful nuclear deterrence on a more elite basis.
          Foolish, indeed, are those who are handling the U.S. DPRK policy.
          The U.S. had better judge the situation with a cool head and make a political decision in line with the trend of the times. -0-