Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released the following statement Saturday:
The U.S. is becoming all the more pronounced in its hostile moves against the DPRK.
After ceaselessly staging war maneuvers against the DPRK from the
outset of the year with huge armed forces and destructive weapons
involved, the U.S. is intensifying its anti-DPRK operations, while
totally denying its line, policies and social system.
This is clearly evidenced by the fact that the U.S. is running the
whole gamut of invectives against the DPRK over its nuclear issue and
"human rights" issue and all other matters.
On Sept. 23 U.S. Secretary of State Kerry held a "high-level
meeting" with those toeing the U.S. line to pull up the DPRK over its
"human rights" issue at which he malignantly slandered its social
system. The U.S. assistant secretary of State for Democracy, Human
Rights and Labor disclosed the U.S. intention to continue encouraging
human scum to take the lead in the human rights racket against the DPRK.
The U.S. special representative for north Korea policy and the U.S.
assistant secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, in
their official appearances slandered the DPRK's line of simultaneously
pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force
and blustered that only when north Korea dismantles its nuclear weapons,
can it achieve security and prosperity, while talking about its nuclear
issue and "violation of international law."
Explicitly speaking once again, the DPRK was compelled to make a
bold decision to have access to nuclear weapons due to the U.S. hostile
policy toward the DPRK, nuclear threat and strategy for stifling it for
more than half a century.
The DPRK's nuclear force serves a powerful treasured sword to
protect the sovereignty of the country and the dignity of the nation
under the prevailing situation and provides a sure guarantee for
focusing efforts on preserving peace and security, building economy and
improving the standard of the people's living.
The DPRK's line of simultaneously developing the two fronts serves
as a banner for bolstering nuclear deterrence for self-defence to cope
with the reckless nuclear threat and aggression by the U.S. and its
followers and, on its basis, winning a decisive victory in building a
The nuclear deterrence of Songun Korea can never be given up and
bartered for anything unless the U.S. hostile policy and nuclear threat
are fundamentally terminated. The DPRK's line of simultaneously pushing
forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force is the
strategic line which should be permanently maintained to meet the
supreme interests of the Korean revolution.
The U.S. act of pulling up the DPRK's nuclear deterrent and its line
of simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the
building of nuclear force is a revelation of its sinister intention to
swallow up the DPRK after forcing it to disarm itself. The U.S. frantic
human rights racket is the heinous hostile moves to tarnish the image of
the DPRK and destabilize it in a bid to bring down its social system.
It is highly illogical for the U.S., the chief criminal of
international terrorism and human rights abuses and the world's biggest
graveyard of human rights, to behave as if it has become a "human rights
judge", while hardly settling its own problem.
The U.S. human rights moves against the DPRK find their clear
manifestation in that it persistently prevented the DPRK, party directly
concerned with the "human rights issue" that was tabled during the UN
General Assembly, from taking part in the meeting.
The DPRK has a will to strengthen the international cooperation in
order to make its people enjoy better human rights, but it will never
allow any attempt to use the "human rights" issue as leverage for
putting pressure to bring down its social system.
The discussion of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula will be
meaningless as the U.S. is set to bring down the DPRK's state system at
The DPRK agreed to work for the denuclearization of the peninsula
because the U.S. expressed its will to respect the DPRK's sovereignty,
stop the nuclear threat against it and coexist in peace.
What is left for the DPRK to do now is to take all possible measures
for self-defense to cope with the U.S. hostile policy toward it.
The U.S. frantic racket of pulling up the DPRK's line, policies and
social system out of its evil repugnancy and inveterate hostility will
only harden the DPRK's faith and will to keep to the path chosen by it.