|calendar>>October 18. 2012 Juch 101|
DPRK Delegate Calls for Nuclear Disarmament
| Pyongyang. October 18 (KCNA) -- A DPRK delegate made a speech at the meeting of the first committee of the 67th UN General Assembly on Oct. 15.
Nukes which are openly used as a means of threat and blackmail, not deterrent, still pose a serious threat to global peace and security, he said, and went on:
The DPRK loves peace more than any others but does not beg for it, allowing the sovereignty of the nation and the right to its existence to be threatened.
It reacted to the U.S. extreme nuclear threat with its nuclear deterrent. This serves as a powerful means for defending the sovereignty of the country and deterring a war on the Korean Peninsula and provides a sure guarantee for concentrating efforts on economic construction and improving the people's living standard.
The DPRK stands for nuclear disarmament.
In recent years the DPRK joined other developing countries in singling out nuclear disarmament as an urgent issue in ensuring global peace and security and calling for giving top priority to it in UN arena for disarmament.
The nuclear disarmament required by the international community is an overall and complete elimination of nuclear weapons.
Such passive nuclear disarmament as decreasing the number of warheads while leaving the nuclear doctrine for aggression as it is is a mockery of non-nuclear states and this would only deepen distrust.
To keep nuclear disarmament ahead of nuclear proliferation is the most effective way for fundamentally settling the issue of nuclear weapons and the proliferation issue resulting from their threat.
The DPRK delegation calls for the earliest possible complete dismantlement of nukes by the nuclear powers and paying primary attention to the conclusion of a treaty with a binding force for defusing the nuclear threat while discussing the issue of disarmament.
The use of atomic energy and space development for peaceful purposes are the right of sovereign states.
However, some countries persistently link the DPRK's efforts for economic development with a military purpose and groundlessly pull it up under the pretext of its "enriched uranium plan" and "long-range missile test."
They frequently launch satellites, insisting that only the DRPK is not allowed to do so. This is an unpardonable violation of its sovereignty.
As for the "resolution" of the UNSC, the DPRK has never recognized it as it was produced on the basis of prejudice and pressure, far from impartially judging the DPRK's steps for self-defensive nuclear test to cope with the U.S. hostile policy.
Some countries are claiming the DPRK has a "nuclear ambition". But it has so far taken all measures legitimately in the world's eyes. It did so because it was convinced of its just cause.
The DPRK already emerged a full-fledged nuclear weapons state. Gone are the days never to return when the U.S. could threaten the DPRK with A-bombs.
The DPRK is compelled to keep its nukes for a quite long period unless the U.S. rolls back its hostile policy toward the DPRK.
The DPRK will fulfill its mission as a responsible nuclear weapons state and steadily push ahead with the development and use of space and nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
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