DPRK: Struggle on two fronts, peace and self-defence

A statement was issued by the the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on the latest U.S. provocations.

ICP, 9 August 2017

According to the statement issued by the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the U.S. has framed up "sanctions resolution" 2371 at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to completely block the DPRK's economic development and improvement of the people's livelihood. The sanctions allege that the test-launch of ICBM is "a threat to international peace and security".

The Government of the DPRK pointed out that this constitutes “a flagrant infringement upon its sovereignty and an open challenge to it.” It declared that DPRK's access to nuclear force is a fair and legitimate measure for self-defense to protect the country's sovereignty and the nation's right to existence.  The statement said that “U.S. goes more frenzied and desperate instead of accepting the DPRK's existence and learning to coexist with the latter. It is trying to drive the situation of the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war, running amuck to conduct missile drill against the DPRK and deploying massive strategic equipment to the peninsula.”

The U.S. has manipulated UNSC to place a total ban on normal trade activities and economic exchange. Following the “sanctions resolution”,  the U.S. has started making remarks that it would consider a military option targeting the DPRK. In face of these threats, the DPRK asserted that the country has “already gained everything it needed while having everything wanted in its hands through an arduous struggle under the harshest sanctions regime created by numerous UN "sanctions resolutions" adopted at the instigation of the U.S during the last several decades.”

The DPRK Government declared that it condemns and totally rejects the anti-DPRK "sanctions resolution" of the UNSC and emphasized that the U.S.’s aim is to make the rest of the world “either become U.S. colonies serving its interests or fall victim to its aggression”. It said, “The countries, that openly pursue their ambition to maintain permanent nuclear hegemony by conducting most of the nuclear tests in the world and launching ICBM whenever they please, are adopting illegal and unlawful "sanctions resolutions"… This constitutes the height of outrageous double standard.”

The statment reminded that the U.S. had “once waged a tragic war that plunged this land into a sea of blood and fire, and has been leaving no stone unturned to obliterate the DPRK's ideology and system century after century.”  The statment warned that the U.S. would regret repeating such an attempt and also warned the  countries which take part in the conspiracy that they would “never be able to evade the responsibility for increasing the tensions on the Korean peninsula and jeopardizing peace and security of the region.”

Finally, the Government of the DPRK asserted that  it would hold fast to “the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts, the lasting banner of defending peace, and continue to march straight forward to the end of the road chosen by itself without the slightest deviation.”