Pyongyang, October 16 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea made public the following statement Thursday as regards the recent disclosure of the U.S. attempt to use nuclear weapons against the DPRK in case of contingency on the Korean Peninsula:
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Panetta in his recent memoir
confessed the fact that during his south Korean visit in October of
2011, he informed the then south Korean puppet minister of Defense of
the U.S. stand to use nukes if necessary in case of contingency on the
Korean Peninsula. He also opened to public the fact that when he visited
south Korea in the capacity of the director of CIA in 2010 he received a
report from the then commander of the U.S. forces present in south
Korea that a war scenario against the DPRK included the program for
The U.S. has staged large-scale nuclear war maneuvers including Key
Resolve, Foal Eagle and Ulji Freedom Guardian in south Korea every year
but it is the first time that a U.S. war boss openly declared that it
would use nuclear weapons against the DPRK.
Lurking behind the opening to public of the U.S. above-said scenario
at this juncture is its ulterior intention to hype the "north's nuclear
issue", push forward the deployment of THAAD in south Korea under the
pretext of "offer of nuclear umbrella", round off the preparations for a
nuclear war against the DPRK and chill the atmosphere for north-south
The scenario goes to clearly prove that the U.S. has described the
moves for a nuclear war against the DPRK as ones for "deterring"
someone's "threat" and "defensive" ones but it is nothing but a sophism
to conceal its aggressive nature, and how zealously it is trying to foil
the inter-Korean relations, escalate confrontation and thus ignite a
nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula.
The situation goes to prove how just the DPRK was when it decided to
develop nukes and bolstered nuclear deterrent for self-defence to cope
with the U.S. nuclear threat.
Even during the fierce Cold War among nuclear powers in the past,
the U.S. dared not reveal its attempt for using nukes against the other
party the way it openly posed nuclear threat to the DPRK as now.
The DPRK has never slackened vigilance against the U.S. moves for a
nuclear war. It further hardened its resolution to consolidate its
nuclear deterrence in every way, seeing through once again the U.S.
aggressive nature in the above-said scenario.
Maniacs brandishing nuclear sticks should be beaten by nuclear sword.
We are fully ready to counter any war of aggression including a
nuclear war and the U.S. reckless attempt for using nuclear weapons will
meet a miserable ruin. -0-