Thursday, January 27, 2011

DPRK Stand on Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula Remains Unchanged-KCNA

DPRK Stand on Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula Remains Unchanged

Pyongyang, January 26 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released following statement Wednesday:

Thanks to the sincere efforts of the DPRK there are now a series of possibilities on the Korean Peninsula for defusing the tense situation, which was inching close to the brink of war, and restarting the process for its denuclearization. Efforts are being exerted by countries around it to promote them.

It is the common aspiration of the international community and the urgent need of the times to ensure peace and stability of the peninsula through dialogues and negotiations and push ahead with its denuclearization.

However, the forces keen to pursue their selfish goals through increased tension and confrontation are becoming craftier step by step in their efforts to obstruct dialogues.

The peninsula is the region where hostile relations are intertwined doubly and triply due to the state of instable ceasefire that has lasted for more than half a century. It is important, therefore, not to miss the hard-won opportunity but keep alive the atmosphere of dialogue in order to avoid vicious cycle of growing tension.
It is necessary to guard against the assertions intended to unilaterally put up preconditions or deliberately set the order of various dialogues.

It is the genuine stand for dialogue to make sure that multi-faceted dialogues have their proper agendas and untie knots one by one on the principle of finding common denominators while putting aside differences.

The nuclear issue on the peninsula surfaced due to the U.S. threat of a nuclear war and its hostile policy towards the DPRK and it is, therefore, essential to find a modality of dialogue for eliminating its root cause.

The DPRK remains unchanged in its stand to denuclearize the whole peninsula.
Invariable is the DPRK′s will to comprehensively implement the September 19 Joint Statement in the spirit of equality and according to the principle of simultaneous action.

One party′s action is bound to be interpreted by the other as a provocation as long as hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S. and between the north and the south go on in the peninsula.

It is the DPRK′s stand to stop actions regarded by each other as provocations by building confidence through dialogues and negotiations. It is willing to make concerted efforts to put this into practice.

The present situation of the peninsula standing at the crossroads of detente and the vicious cycle of increasing tension requires the countries concerned to make a courageous decision to use the opportunity of dialogue from a broad perspective and with the awareness of the mission they assumed before the times.