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Important Measures to Defend Nation's Sovereignty, Dignity and Country's Supreme Interests: CPRK
| Pyongyang, March 8 (KCNA) -- The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) Friday issued the following statement:
The Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army on Tuesday solemnly declared the important measures to defend the sovereignty and dignity of the nation and the supreme interests of the country in view of the fact that the U.S. and south Korean puppet forces' hostile acts and their nuclear war moves against the DPRK have reached a dangerous phase.
The measures were very just as they reflected the resolute disposition and iron will of the army and people of the DPRK to counter enemies coming in attack with a dagger with a sword, a rifle with an artillery piece and nukes with precision nuclear strike means of Korean style more powerful than them.
The U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces should have pondered over our warning.
However, they, hell bent on confrontation and war fever, illegally cooked up additional "resolution on sanctions" against the DPRK by using the hand-raising machine at the UN, while working hard to ignite a large-scale nuclear war against it.
What should not be overlooked is that the south Korean puppet forces are taking the lead in the moves for invading the DPRK, unaware of the disasters they will suffer like a tiger moth.
Even the puppet military warmongers unhesitatingly cried out for "resolutely destroying not only the bases of provocations and forces supporting them but their commanding forces" by brandishing the U.S.-provided nuclear stick against the DPRK over its just measures to defend the sovereignty of the nation.
They were so foolish as to let loose sheer sophism that the DPRK's important measures were a ploy to create "uneasiness" in south Korea and lead the situation to "dialogue." This is aimed to play down the DPRK's toughest stance.
Due to such evermore undisguised moves of the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces to escalate the confrontation with the DPRK and ignite a war against it, the frozen north-south relations have gone beyond such the danger line that they are no longer repairable and an extremely dangerous situation is prevailing on the Korean Peninsula where a nuclear war may break out right now.
It is the steadfast determination and unshakable faith of the army and people of the DPRK led by the illustrious commander of Mt. Paektu not to allow the hostile forces to infringe upon the sovereignty and dignity of the country but decisively and mercilessly wipe them out.
Upon authorization, the CPRK clarifies the following countermeasures as regards the prevailing grave situation:
First, the DPRK abrogates all agreements on nonaggression reached between the north and the south.
The frantic Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises being staged by the south Korean warmongers together with the U.S. in the land, air and seas of south Korea with huge armed forces, nuclear-powered carrier flotilla, strategic bombers and other nuclear strike hardware involved are open acts of aggression against the DPRK and a vivid expression of wanton violation of all the agreements on nonaggression reached between the north and the south.
The south Korean puppet forces are working with bloodshot eyes to invade the DPRK in collusion with the U.S. This situation reduced to dead papers the north-south agreements on nonaggression which calls for nonuse of force against the other party, prevention of accidental military clashes, peaceful settlement of disputes and the issue of nonaggression demarcation line.
Therefore, the DPRK officially declares that from the moment the Korean Armistice Agreement is made totally invalid on March 11 all the said agreements will be completely nullified.
The DPRK will mercilessly punish the enemies through prompt crushing retaliatory strikes, not bound to the above-said agreements, if they intrude into its land and territorial air and waters even an inch and fire even a single shell at them.
Second, the DPRK totally nullifies the joint declaration on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. is the arch criminal who introduced nuclear weapons to south Korea more than 60 years ago and has threatened the DPRK with nukes, spawning the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. The south Korean puppet forces are the accomplices who shielded and encouraged the U.S. shipment of nuclear weapons into south Korea and have danced to the tune of the U.S. in its moves for a nuclear war against the DPRK.
The U.S. and the puppet forces' nuclear war moves against the DPRK virtually put an end to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula long ago and rendered the joint declaration on its denuclearization totally meaningless.
Hence, the DPRK re-clarifies that the joint declaration on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula has become totally invalid.
From now on, no one is allowed to utter such words as the DPRK's "dismantlement of nukes" and "no-use of nuclear weapons."
Moreover, the puppet forces have neither qualifications nor reason to urge the DPRK to dismantle nukes as they allowed the shipment of nukes into south Korea and have zealously participated in the moves for a nuclear war against it.
Third, the DPRK will close the Panmunjom liaison channel between the north and the south.
There is nothing to talk to the puppet group of traitors hell-bent on the moves for a war of aggression against the north, blinded with confrontation and hostility towards compatriots. What remains to be done is to settle accounts with them by physical force only.
It is a mockery and insult to the noble Red Cross spirit to discuss compatriotism and humanitarian issues with those who consider confrontation with compatriots as a means for their existence.
Moves for war and confidence-building cannot go together and showdown is incompatible with dialogue. It is illogical and nothing but hypocrisy to talk about "trust" and "dialogue" while pursuing confrontation and war.
The DPRK declares the above-said channel closed from the view that this channel can no longer perform its mission due to the prevailing grave situation. It notifies the south side that, accordingly, it will immediately cut off the north-south hotline.
The hostile forces should clearly know that our just option is by no means a mere threat but is an expression of the fixed will of our army and people to annihilate the enemy.
All the service personnel and people of the DPRK will turn out as one and mercilessly wipe out the aggressors and provocateurs with the tremendous might of Songun they have consolidated, and build a reunified, prosperous and best powerful country on the land of three thousand-ri without fail.
We will never miss the golden chance to wage a great war for national reunification.
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