calendar>>May 23. 2013 Juch 102
Rodong Sinmun Urges U.S. to Find Way of Coexisting with DPRK with Nukes
Pyongyang, May 23 (KCNA) -- The U.S. should face up to the reality and make a bold decision so that it can find the way of coexisting with the DPRK possessed of nukes.

No words can express the earnest, strong desire of the Korean people for living on the land free from nuclear weapons and in peace as they have been distressed with the nuclear threat from the U.S. a long time. The desire of Koreans is stronger than any other nation and people.

That is why the DPRK has called for the withdrawal of the U.S. nukes from south Korea and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula since the weapons were shipped into south Korea, and has made every possible effort to settle the issue.

The U.S., however, has defied all the efforts made by Pyongyang for making the Korean Peninsula a denuclearized zone but resorted to the frantic nuclear threat and blackmail against Pyongyang to disarm it and topple its social system at any cost.

The specific situation in the peninsula required a specific way of settling the issue: that is to react to nukes with nukes.

Pyongyang has defended its right to existence and its sovereignty through access to nukes and this, in turn, terminated the nuclear imbalance on the peninsula packed with nukes with the only exception of the DPRK, which has become the target of nuclear threat.

Thanks to Pyongyang's effective nuclear deterrent, the danger of war on the peninsula has remarkably diminished.

The prevailing situation clearly proves what just effort Pyongyang has made to counter the nuclear attack by the aggressors with the just nuclear shield, and shows this is the only way of defending the peace and security.

The U.S. seeks to make a bargaining over the DPRK's nukes at a negotiating table, which the DPRK can never barter for tremendous wealth. So Washington's call sounds just like a dog's barking at the moon.

The time when the U.S. posed a nuclear threat to the DPRK has passed never to return.

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