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DPRK's Nuclear Deterrent Serves Treasured Sword for Ensuring Peace, Building Economic Power: Rodong Sinmun
Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA) -- Nuclear deterrent of the DPRK serves as a treasured sword for ensuring peace on the Korean peninsula and building an economic power, says Rodong Sinmun in an article Monday.

The DPRK has taken measures to bolster up its nuclear deterrent in order to check the U.S. increased nuclear threat and war moves, ensure peace and protect the security and sovereignty of the country, the article notes, and goes on:

Now that the rival of the DPRK is the U.S. which has nuclear weapons more than any other countries in the world, posing constant nuclear threats to the DPRK, it should strengthen its muscle both in quality and quantity to deter the threats. Peace, prosperity and the happy life of the people can be provided only by powerful nuclear deterrent.

The DPRK has boosted its nuclear force to end the more than half a century-long U.S. nuclear threat and blackmail and mercilessly blow up the dens of aggression once a war breaks out. The mission of the DPRK's nuclear force is to let the Korean people live in luxury and comfort under socialism to their heart's content safely in the nuclear power.

The nuclear deterrence of the DPRK is neither a political bargaining chip nor a means of economic dealing. It is the life and soul of the nation and national treasure of reunified Korea which can never be bartered with anything.

It provides a sure guarantee for defending peace and security not only in the Korean peninsula but in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world.

As the U.S. is waiting for a chance to mount a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK while escalating nuclear threat to it as the days go by, the DPRK was compelled to bolster up its nuclear deterrent both in quality and quantity. This is the exercise of the just right of self-defence and the peaceful measure from A to Z.

No matter what others may say and as long as the U.S. has persistently threatened the DPRK with nukes, it will hold fast to the strategic line of simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force.

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