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DPRK's Nuclear Test Is Measure for Self-defense: Rodong Sinmun
| Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- The third underground nuclear test of the DPRK was a resolute measure for self-defence to cope with the high-handed hostile acts of the U.S. as it wantonly violated the legitimate right to satellite launch for peaceful purposes, Rodong Sinmun Thursday says in a bylined article.
The DPRK, world's military power and full-fledged nuclear weapons state, had neither need nor plan to conduct the nuclear test, the article says, and goes on:
The nuclear deterrence of the DPRK had already possessed full capability for making a precision strike at any base of aggression and destroying it no matter where it is on the earth.
The patience of the DPRK reached its limit when the U.S. escalated its hostile action by taking the lead in implementing the UN Security Council's "resolution on sanctions", far from making an apology for infringing upon the DPRK's right to launch satellites.
The U.S. said it had no intention to invade the DPRK, but it put the DPRK on the list of targets of its preemptive nuclear attack.
The DPRK withdrew from the NPT after going through necessary procedures to defend the supreme interests of the country and it opted for having access to nuclear deterrence for self-defence.
The DPRK's recent nuclear test was the primary counteraction in which it exercised its maximum self-restraint.
The army and people of the DPRK have an all-out action against the U.S. as it had solemnly declared before.
The U.S. should not play down the word "all-out action."
Now the U.S. stands at the crossroads of whether it will open a phase of detente and stability by respecting the DPRK's right to satellite launch or it will have final stand-off with the DPRK by persistently sticking to its hostile policy towards the latter.
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