|calendar>>February 7. 2013 Juch 102|
S. Korea Will Have to Pay Dearly for "Sanctions" against KIZ
| Pyongyang, February 7 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Economic Cooperation Committee of the DPRK made public the following statement on Wednesday:
The puppet Ministry of Unification of south Korea in a business report to "the National Assembly" on Feb. 4 said inspection would be intensified of the things carried into the Kaesong Industrial Zone (KIZ), crying out for an "effective implementation" of the UN "resolution on sanctions against the north" and "corresponding payment be imposed upon the banned goods."
In this regard the spokesman for the ministry blustered this step would mean that south Korea would remain true to the UN "resolution on sanctions", asserting that the items banned by the UN are possible to find their ways to the north via the KIZ.
This step is another reckless action to escalate the confrontation with the DPRK and a criminal act of putting the inter-Korean relations into an inescapable collapse.
As known to everybody, the KIZ, a product of the historic June 15 era of reunification, is a symbol of national reconciliation, unity and cooperation as it was built after the north provided the militarily most sensitive forefront area to the south.
That is why the KIZ drew great attention of all Koreans and the world and evoked positive response internally and externally since its proclamation.
The Lee Myung Bak group, however, has made persistent efforts to remove the KIZ, resorting to vicious moves to deny and violate the north-south joint declarations soon after its seizure of power.
It worked with bloodshot eyes to stifle the KIZ by limiting or interrupting the entry of south Koreans and the shipment of items particularly whenever the situation got strained.
The group hamstrung our sincere efforts to revitalize the KIZ, seriously mocking at them and persistently disregarding them.
It claims that the north greatly benefited from the operations in the KIZ, but it is nothing but a sheer paradox.
The north offered the KIZ to the south entirely for the sake of national reconciliation, unity and reunification and out of its compatriotic feeling for the minor enterprises and poor people in south Korea.
It was a resolute step that we provided the whole KIZ of great military importance. Is it possible to properly calculate the action?
It is something shocking that the ministry looking after "the policy towards the north" and its boss took the lead in kicking up the "sanctions" row.
The present catastrophic phase is entirely attributable to those elements who stand in the way of inter-Korean relations to escalate the confrontation with compatriots.
Their trumpeting about "sanctions" against the KIZ is as foolish an act as pricking its own eyes. Its consequences would be unimaginable.
The group is sadly mistaken if it thinks its "sanctions" against the KIZ will be pressure on the north.
We hope the KIZ will continue operating in the spirit of the June 15 era of reunification but if someone makes any form of provocation to the KIZ, we will consider it as vicious "sanctions" against us and take such resolute counter-actions as withdrawing all privileges for the KIZ and restoring the area as a military zone.
In this case the Lee Myung Bak group will be held wholly accountable for the ensuing grave consequences.
It had better behave itself, keenly aware of the dear price it will have to pay for its reckless "sanctions" against the KIZ.
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