|calendar>>October 29. 2012 Juch 101|
Coolness, Restraint Are Required for Protecting Security on Korean Peninsula: Chinese Paper
| Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) -- The Oct. 26 issue of the Chinese People's Daily carried an article titled "Coolness and restraint are required for protecting security on the Korean Peninsula."
As a close neighbor, the Chinese side supports a negotiated solution to issues between the north and the south of Korea and is opposed to all acts of straining the situation.
Recently the U.S. and south Korea have showed ceaseless moves.
The U.S. allowed south Korea to extend its missile range. They fixed the period of transferring "the right to wartime operation control."
Such moves of the U.S. and south Korea may become a fresh provocative factor, the article noted, and went on:
The DPRK has already showed very strong reaction.
It clarified its stand to strengthen its missile capability in every way.
Russia has consistently maintained a negative approach towards south Korea's stance on the issue of extending missile range, warning this may escalate military and political tensions on the Korean Peninsula and kick off a new arms race.
On Oct. 25, a spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry stressed the escalating U.S. hostile policy compelled the DPRK to bolster up its nuclear deterrent both in quality and quantity.
South Korea's decision increased strategic skepticism among various sides concerned and put the security situation on the Korean Peninsula at the danger of an evil cycle.
Even the chairman of the U.S. Arms Control Association said that new moves of the U.S. and south Korea amount to a grave mistake as they are not helpful to south Korea's security but adversely affect the security of Asia.
It is necessary to maintain coolness and restraint under the present sensitive and complicated situation so that peace and stability may be jointly preserved on the Korean Peninsula.
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