|calendar>>December 17. 2010 Juch 99|
US Can Never Evade Its Responsibility for Ensuring Peace in Korea
| Pyongyang, December 17 (KCNA) -- With no rhetoric can the United States evade its responsibility for ensuring peace on the Korean Peninsula, says Rodong Sinmun Friday in a signed article.
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The situation is getting extremely tense on the Korean Peninsula due to the U.S. persistent policy to stifle the DPRK. This runs diametrically counter to the ardent desire of the Korean people for the reunification and peace of the country and adversely affects the peace and security in Asia and the rest of the world.
There has never been peace in south Korea and its vicinity due to the movement and deployment of huge U.S. forces of aggression and their war exercises. As a result, the Korean Peninsula has turned into a scene of acute military confrontation.
What is essential for ensuring peace on the peninsula is to put an end to the U.S. military presence in south Korea.
It is an empty talk to discuss the issue of peace of the peninsula with the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces staying in south Korea.
It is sheer sophism for the U.S. to paint its forces in south Korea as "deterrent forces" to cope with the "threat" from someone. It is a revelation of its criminal intention to keep south Korea under permanent occupation and ignite a war of aggression against the DPRK any moment. The U.S. should pull its forces out of south Korea. This is an unavoidable responsibility to be fulfilled by the U.S. for ensuring peace on the peninsula. The continued state of armistice is the biggest hurdle lying in the way of defusing the tension and ensuring peace on the peninsula.
For the U.S. to replace the Armistice Agreement by a peace treaty is its important task for averting a war and ensuring peace on the peninsula.
The Korean Peninsula remains a region fraught with the greatest danger of war in the world. This is entirely attributable to the U.S. pursuance of the policy of aggression against the DPRK.
The U.S. would be well advised to face up to the demand of the situation on the Korean Peninsula and the trend of the times and fulfill all its obligations.
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