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DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Blasts U.S. Double Standards over Satellite Launch Issue
Pyongyang, February 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA Saturday as regards the fact that U.S. revealed the double standards and brigandish nature by denying the DPRK the right to launch satellite for peaceful purposes:

The U.S., which masterminded the UN Security Council's "resolution" against the DPRK's launch of satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2, supported and defended south Korea's launch of satellite Naro, drawing worldwide censure and derision.

A spokesman for the U.S. State Department made sophism that south Korea has carried out space launch program in a responsible manner and clarified that it is not for military purposes, adding that south Korea's approach is, therefore, quite different from north Korea's.

The U.S. denied the DPRK's right to launch satellite for no justifiable reason but blindly connived at the satellite launch by its stooge south Korea. This is the height of double standards and impudence.

The successful launch of Kwangmyongsong 3-2 by the DPRK was the exercise of the legitimate right of a sovereignty state consistent with universally recognized international law. Even professional institutions in the U.S., to say nothing of the international community, admitted that the DPRK's satellite goes around its orbit.

This being a hard fact, the U.S. perpetrated the highhanded hostile act of deliberately negating the DPRK's independent and legitimate right to satellite launch. This goes to prove that from the outset it intended to use the satellite launch as a new occasion of stifling the DPRK.

The U.S. was wrong in seeking the adoption of UNSC "resolutions" which it cites whenever an opportunity presents itself to use as a pretext for denying the DPRK's right to satellite launch. It forced the UNSC to enforce the hostile policy in a bid to block the DPRK's scientific research into space and its economic development, trampling upon the universally accepted international law reflecting the general will of the international community in violation of the fundamental principles of the UN Charter which calls for respecting each country's sovereignty and ensuring impartiality.

Last year when it left no means untried to stifle the DPRK the U.S. allowed the south Korean puppets to drastically extend the range of missiles in violation of the missile non-proliferation regime cooked up by itself, straining the regional situation.

Still overlooked is the brigandish logic that its stooges are allowed to do whatever they like and those countries hostile to it are not allowed to do anything and the law governing existence based on jungle law prevails. It is the situation of the present world.

The American way of thinking, American standard may work on other countries but never on the DPRK.

The army and people of the DPRK have launched an all-out struggle to defend the dignity and sovereignty of the country.

The U.S. brazen-faced double standards and highhanded hostile act are bound to face the DPRK's toughest retaliation.

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