|calendar>>October 23. 2012 Juch 101|
Chinese Paper Lays Bare Sinister Aims Sought by U.S. in Allowing S. Korea to Extend Missile Range
| Beijing, October 22 (KCNA) -- The Chinese newspaper Jiefang Ribao (Liberation Daily) on Sunday carried an article titled "Why did the U.S. so generously allow south Korea to extend its missile range?" disclosing the sinister aims sought by the U.S. through its action.
The article said:
The U.S. and south Korea conspired with each other in the move to extend the missile range of south Korea to 800km.
South Korea had thought that extending the missile range from 300km to 500km is enough to keep all parts of the DPRK within the missile range.
However, the U.S. took such initiative to allow south Korea to extend it to 800km.
Why has the U.S. become so generous?
It was a very carefully calculated scenario for killing many birds with one stone.
First, the U.S. sparked off another trouble, deteriorating the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Since the sinking of the warship "Cheonan" and the shelling of Yonphyong Island, a touch-and-go situation and unrest have persisted on the peninsula.
The recent action of the U.S. and south Korea is bound to increase the security concern of the DPRK and trigger off its strong reaction. Moreover, it will prompt the DPRK to further develop its strategic weapons to cope with it and further strain the situation.
Second, the U.S. tried to define the keynote of south Korea's policy toward the DPRK with the "presidential" election at hand.
The "presidential" election is slated to take place in south Korea at the end of the year. Whoever elected, the president may exercise a certain influence on the present policy toward the DPRK.
The U.S. took the measure of extending the missile range of south Korea at this very sensitive time. Its purpose is to keep south Korea's policy towards the DPRK under its control by tightening new president's lever for enforcing it.
Third, the action taken to extend the missile range of south Korea will spark off a new arms race in Northeast Asia.
South Korea's bolstered strategic strike capability will further escalate the tension in Northeast Asia.
Fourth, through the extension of the missile range of south Korea the U.S. will more tightly fasten south Korea to the U.S. tank for rebalancing strategy and it will impose fresh pressure upon the vicinity of China.
Under the situation prevailing in East Asia aspiring after peace and development, it would be hard for the U.S. to realize its sinister scenario.
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