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Russian Paper Calls for Giving DPRK Security Assurances
| Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- The Russian paper Nezabisimaya Gazetta on Feb. 22 carried an article subtitled "DPRK is compelled to develop nukes" under the headline "Self-defense".
Querying why does the DPRK need A-bombs, the article said:
The answer is clear. It is to defend the country and its social and political system and its power from the pressure and aggression by outside forces.
This point was mentioned in the statement issued by a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK right after its nuclear test.
One must ponder over the statement.
Everybody cannot but recognize the justice of the decisive measure taken by the DPRK to defend the security of the country.
It is entirely just when taking into consideration the historical experience everybody witnessed.
Citing facts to prove that some countries could not escape a miserable fate as they lacked means for defending themselves, it went on:
Everybody is clearly witnessing for himself what is happening in those countries.
The DPRK is regarding it as the only capability for defending its own security to have access to nukes.
That is why it is clear political logic that the DPRK can never abandon its nuclear program.
Tightening sanctions would not help settle the nuclear issue, the article noted, adding that the only way is to give the DPRK legal assurances that force would neither be used against it nor its present social system toppled.
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