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FM Spokesman on U.S. Announcement of Suspension of Food Aid to DPRK

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    FM Spokesman on U.S. Announcement of Suspension of Food Aid to DPRK Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the
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      FM Spokesman on U.S. Announcement of Suspension of Food Aid to DPRK






      Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry
      of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA
      Saturday as regards the U.S. moves to exploit the DPRK's planned launch
      of satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 for meeting its sinister political and
      military purposes:The U.S. overreaction to the DPRK's plan to
      launch scientific and technological satellite for peaceful purposes has
      gone beyond the limit.The U.S. has so far insisted that it does
      not relate humanitarian issue with the political issue. But it responded
      to the DPRK's planned satellite launch with the announcement to stop
      following through on its commitment to food aid. This would be a
      regrettable act of scrapping the DPRK-U.S. agreement in its entirety as
      it is a violation of the core articles of the February 29 DPRK-U.S.
      agreement.The DPRK extended invitation to satellite experts to
      visit the launching station to show the sincerity of the DPRK as regards
      the peaceful satellite launch in a transparent manner. But the U.S.
      clarified that it would not send its experts and also forced other
      countries not to send one.This stands in sharp contrast to its
      previous insistence that the DPRK should accept inspectors of the
      International Atomic Energy Agency to ensure the transparency of its
      nuclear activities.What the U.S. fears is the objective confirmation of the peaceful nature of the DPRK's satellite launch.It has its own political and military objective in describing the DPRK's satellite launch as a long-range missile launch.By
      describing the DPRK's "long-range missile capabilities" as a "threat to
      the U.S. mainland", the U.S. seeks to justify its missile defense
      system, which is opposed by all the countries in Northeast Asia, and use
      it as a pretext for pressing forward the MD.The path chosen by
      the U.S. would harass peace and stability in Northeast Asia including
      the Korean Peninsula and spark off fresh cold war.The DPRK has
      not yet reached such a point as to discuss the severity and gravity of
      the consequences to be entailed by the U.S. wrong option.It just
      hopes that the U.S. would courageously accept peaceful satellite launch
      by a sovereign state, though belatedly, and prove in practice its words
      that it has no hostility toward the DPRK. -0-






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