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Rodong Sinmun on Establishing Peace Mechanism on Korean Peninsula
Pyongyang, July 19 (KCNA) -- To defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula and replace the armistice system by a peace one is a pressing task for ensuring durable peace, says Rodong Sinmun in an article Friday.

The DPRK has advanced proposals of epochal significance on establishing peace mechanism on the Korean Peninsula and made every possible effort to carry them out while exercising maximum patience and self-restraint, the article says, and goes on:

But the U.S. and south Korean authorities, seized with their ambition for invading the DPRK, have doggedly stood in the way of the Korean nation in its struggle for durable peace on the peninsula, hobbling the efforts for establishing peace mechanism.

The fact proves that to end the ceasefire and build lasting peace mechanism is essential for fundamentally removing the danger of war from the peninsula.

The U.S., regarding the peninsula with great geo-political significance as a vantage area for laying military siege to restrain the emergence of big powers which can be match to it in the Asia-Pacific region, is opposed to signing a peace treaty with the DPRK in a bid to invent a pretext for activating military intervention in the region.

The U.S. is claiming that the DPRK's nuclear deterrence for self-defense is a factor of aggravating the regional situation but it is nothing but a cynical ploy to cover up its hostile policy toward the DPRK and the aggressive nature of its Asia-Pacific strategy.

As the U.S. and the south Korean regime are to fully blame for the total nullification of the armistice agreement which existed for mere form's sake, they are duty-bound to establish peace mechanism on the peninsula.

The DPRK will never tolerate the moves of the belligerent forces escalating military confrontation and tensions and hindering the establishment of durable peace mechanism.

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