calendar>>May 27. 2012 Juch 101
US Urged to Take Responsible Approach towards Nuclear Issue
Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) -- James Cartwright, who was vice-chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said shortly ago it is necessary to cut down nukes to get confidence with a view to limiting nuclear programs of such countries as north Korea and Iran, referring to the need for brave reduction of nukes by nuclear powers including the U.S.

Minju Joson Sunday says in a bylined commentary in this regard:

It is fortunate that there are in the U.S. some people who think in a relatively proper way about the nuclear issue, though insufficient.

Most of nukes stockpiled on the globe at present are leftovers of the Cold War and there is no reason whatsoever for them to remain today as the Cold War was over long ago, the commentary notes, and goes on:

The nuclear issue on the peninsula is the product of the U.S. unjust policy of nuclear blackmail.

Had the U.S. not pursued the policy of military threat and nuclear blackmail against the DPRK, the DPRK would not have opted to have access to nuclear deterrence requiring huge efforts and funds and the nuclear issue on the peninsula would not have surfaced.

There are in south Korea and its vicinity at present nuclear forces of the U.S. threatening the security of the DPRK and the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK persists. It is quite illogical for the DPRK to dismantle its nuclear deterrence unilaterally.

The above-said nuclear issue can find its solution only when the U.S. rolls back its hostile policy toward the DPRK before any action to dismantle its nukes in the light of the background against which the issue was spawned and the nature of the structure of the confrontation between the former and the latter.

If the U.S. truly wants the denuclearization of the peninsula, it should give up its hostile will and policy towards the DPRK and radically defuse its nuclear threat to it.

The DPRK will never need even a single nuke when the U.S. renouncement of its hostility towards it is confidently verified and its nuclear threat is completely defused.

This tells that the master key to the settlement of the above-said nuclear issue is in the hands of the U.S.

The U.S. would be well advised to behave in a responsible manner, bearing in mind that the prospect for the solution to the nuclear issue hinges on its attitude.

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