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FM Accuses US of Creating Atmosphere of International Pressure
Pyongyang, May 28 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Friday released the following statement in connection with the fact that the United States is becoming all the more reckless in its moves to create an atmosphere of international pressure upon the DPRK by referring the case of warship "Cheonan" to the UN Security Council:

Recently the U.S. secretary of State let loose a spate of sheer lies to brand the DPRK as the chief culprit of the warship sinking during her junkets to Japan, China and south Korea.

But a scrutiny into who is to benefit from the "story about a torpedo attack by north Korea" and what will be gained from it makes it clear that the case was orchestrated by the U.S. and the south Korean authorities. Firstly, the Obama administration is using the recent case for orchestrating with utmost efforts a farce to make it appear "strong" with the Congress mid-term election slated for coming November at hand as it was known to be weak externally in the first year of its administration. Secondly, the U.S. hyped the "threat from north Korea" to sound real, finally making the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, which had been keen to drive the U.S. forces out of Okinawa, yield to it. This is the reason why the "results of investigation" were announced within May. Thirdly, the U.S. has come to justify its policy of "strategic patience" designed to degrade the environment for international investment in the DPRK and steadily suffocate its economy. Fourthly, it became possible for the U.S. to put China into an awkward position and keep hold on Japan and south Korea as its servants.

The truth remains unchanged though the U.S. sticks to its own opinion. The U.S. is blustering that it would refer the said case to the UNSC, but the UNSC is the very forum which had already been besmirched due to Powell's lies about Iraq in February 2003. The U.S., branding the case as a "breach of the Armistice Agreement," instigated the south Korean authorities to spread the assertion that the case should be discussed at the "Military Armistice Commission" (MAC). This is also a self-contradiction. As far as the AA is concerned, it was reduced to a dead document long ago due to the U.S. The MAC has been defunct since the U.S. unilaterally recalled the senior member of the "UN Forces" side and replaced him with a "general" of the south Korean puppet army, not a signatory to the AA. As the MAC exists only in name, the U.S. government made a conclusion that the case is a "violation of the AA" before the "UN Forces" side of the MAC announced that it would make an investigation into the violation. Irony is that the U.S. secretary of State is vociferating about the AA, though she does not know in what shape the AA is.

The U.S. is pressurizing other countries to accept the "results of investigation" announced by south Korea, zealously supporting them but the "investigation team" formed by the U.S. and the south Korean authorities is vague and shady in its nature. What matters is that the team was made up with the south Korean military as the core and equally problematic was that the south Korean authorities included in that team some foreigners unilaterally chosen by them, letting it go by the name of "international investigation team." There is no knowing whether these foreigners participated in the investigation on behalf of the governments of their countries or in private capacity and whether they had any mandate to investigate or borrowed only name and an agreement was reached on the "results of investigation" by going through any procedure. We proposed more than once dispatching an inspection group to the spot, but the U.S. and the south Korean authorities persistently refused to receve it. The reason can be explained by the above-said attitudes of them.

No sooner had the U.S. and the south Korean authorities announced the "results of investigation" than they lost no time to threaten to slap additional sanctions and take counteractions regardless of whether the world understands those results or not. Herein lies an ulterior aim and this patently proves that they are acting according to the script already worked out.

The U.S. is seriously mistaken if it thinks it can occupy the Korean Peninsula just as it did Iraq with sheer lies. If the UNSC is again taken in by U.S. lies and tables the "results of investigation" into the "Cheonan" warship and discusses them, then this will mean that the UNSC is misused for encroaching upon the dignity of the Korean people and the sovereignty of the DPRK. In case the DPRK takes toughest self-defensive counter-measures as already declared, the U.S. and its servants will be wholly to blame for their consequences.

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