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Space Is Common Wealth: KCNA White Paper
Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency released white paper "Space Is Common Wealth of Humankind" Monday.
Referring to the global trend for space development, the white paper disclosed the U.S. ambition for space monopolization aimed at world domination.
Different countries and nations regard it as their strategic goals to advance into vast space, which serves as a powerful engine propelling the future development of science and technology as well as economy.
Space technologies have made leaping progress in various fields including telecommunications, public health, seed production and energy whose achievements have opened up the prospect for the effective use of space for human civilization and development.
New economy called space economy is thriving encompassing the production of all kinds of goods and services in the course of space activities.
The competition for space development gained fresh momentum among countries in recent years.
Last year a total of 118 space modules were launched by carrier rockets into their orbits to go around the earth.
Even developing countries buckled down to the activities to conquer space, injecting fresh vitality into the worldwide competition for space development.
The DPRK joined the Outer Space Treaty and the Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space. It successfully launched satellite Kwangmyongsong-2 by rocket carrier Unha-2 into the space on April 5, 2009 after going through the procedures concerning international law.
The U.S. and its allies, by abusing the UN Security Council, took issue with the DPRK's peaceful satellite launch.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently submitted a bill banning the DPRK, China and some other countries from launching satellites.
This is aimed to bar the sovereign countries from making legitimate advance into space, and monopolize it.
The U.S. has long spurred the scenario for converting the space into the theatre of a war for realizing its strategy for world domination.
It openly disclosed its ambition for monopolizing the space in the new century.
After the September 11 incident, the U.S. announced a "war on terrorism" and began advocating new "space military principle".
On December 13, 2001 the then U.S. President Bush announced its unilateral withdrawal from the 1972 ABM treaty.
Since then it has opted for removing stumbling blocks in the way of developing space weapons and buckled down to putting its scenario for a space war into practice.
After officially formulating space monopolization as its national policy, the U.S. unhesitatingly put into practice its strategy for putting the world under its control with the use of space.
In October 2006 the U.S. made public "national space policy" to the effect that it rejects any international disarmament agreement that may deter it from making military advance into space and using it, and that it has the right to prevent those countries hurting the U.S. interests from advancing into space, if necessary.
The U.S. actually used space technologies for fighting a "war on terrorism" and other aggression wars, revealing its moves for using the space for the purpose of military aggression.
The U.S. attempt to use the space for military purposes geared to holding hegemony will harass global peace and jeopardize human existence.
No one can check the trend of the times toward the exploration of space for prosperity common to humankind and peaceful purposes.
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