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Detente on Korean Peninsula Urged--Rodong Sinmun
Pyongyang, January 24 (KCNA) -- Detente on the Korean Peninsula is essential for peace in Northeast Asia, Rodong Sinmun Monday says in a bylined article.

To defend peace from a war on the Korean Peninsula is of very importance in preserving peace of Northeast Asia, the article says, adding:

The Korean Peninsula has turned into a region fraught with highest tension and biggest danger of war worldwide. Such developments badly affect peace in Northeast Asia.

Increased danger of military clash on the peninsula strains the situation of Northeast Asia but atmosphere of peace there brings stability to the region.

One of the important problems for ensuring peace on the peninsula is to see into the essence of the U.S. policy for aggression on Korea and take a principled stand toward it.

The U.S. has justified this policy, asserting that it is to cope with "military threat" from the DPRK. But, historically the latter has never posed threat to the security of the former.

Its talk about non-existent "military threat" is just for a pretext to perpetuate its military occupation of south Korea and reinforce its aggression armed forces around the peninsula.

The U.S. strategy is to put whole Korea under its control by military strength and, with it as a springboard, dominate Northeast Asia and, furthermore, Eurasia.

The more loudly the U.S. talk about "military threat" from the DPRK, the more serious danger of war will grow on the Korean Peninsula and, accordingly, the situation of Northeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region will be strained.

It is the consistent stand of the DPRK to preserve peace and security in Northeast Asia and, furthermore, contribute to achieving global peace, security and development, the article concludes.

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