-South Korea, US, Push For Stiffer Sanctions
A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People republic of Korea (DPRK), has in a statement made available to The UNION, said the country’s nuclear might was necessary only for self-defence.
It said the DPRK was ready to “counter-attack” its enemies.
He said acquisition of nuclear warheads became necessary following constant threat from its neighbours and the United States of America (USA)
DPRK, in the statement, also berated US President, Barack Obama, for what it called castigatory comments against it.
It also accused the Obama administration was inciting attack on DPRK.
“Scientists and technicians of the Nuclear Weapons Institute of the DPRK successfully conducted a nuclear explosive test for judging the power of nuclear warheads. Much upset by this, the Obama group has gone foolish in its moves to incite an atmosphere of putting pressure and stifling the DPRK and to cover up its failed DPRK policy by branding the DPRK as the “harasser of peace””, it said..
DPRK further stated: “On Friday Obama personally made public a “statement” in which he branded the DPRK’s nuclear warheads explosive test as a “threat” and “provocation” to peace and security and “ignorance” of the international norms of practices, adding that he will never acknowledge the DPRK as a nuclear weapons state but will cooperate with the international community to take additional crucial measures.
“The nuclear warheads explosive test was a demonstration of the toughest will of the DPRK that showed it is ready to counterattack the enemies if they make a provocation as it was part of the substantial countermeasures to the threat of a nuclear war and sanctions racket kicked up by the hostile forces including the U.S.
“We are holding fast to the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts to safeguard the sovereignty, right to existence and peace from the ever-increasing nuclear threat and blackmail of the U.S., and the recent test was just part of the whole course of implementing the line.
“With the end of its tenure nearing the Obama group has faced a flurry of censures from the public at home and abroad for its totally bankrupt DPRK policy which only resulted in compelling the DPRK to increase its nuclear attack capabilities moment by moment.
“Obama’s recent publication of the “statement” is aimed to shift the blame for pushing the DPRK to have access to nukes and save even a bit his face that was completely lost before theworld.
“The U.S. is the very one which compelled the DPRK to develop nuclear warheads, and its nuclear threat and blackmail that have constantly been posed to the DPRK almost every day for the past decades have been an engine which pushed the DPRK to reach this point.
“Obama is trying hard to deny the DPRK’s strategic position as a legitimate nuclear weapons state but it is as foolish an act as trying to eclipse the sun with a palm.
“It is foolhardy for the Obama group to get itself busy while crying out for the senseless sanctions ballad even today when its “strategic patience” policy became totally bankrupt and it is nearing the end of its tenure.
“As was already clarified, we will continue to take measures for increasing the nuclear force of the country in quality and in quantity to safeguard the dignity and the right to existence of theDPRK and ensure genuine peace from the U.S. increasing threat of a nuclear war”, DPRK further said.
Meanwhile, top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the U.S. agreed, Tuesday, asked for the strongest possible sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over its recent nuclear test.
Sung Kim, special representative for DPRK Policy of the U.S. Department of State, arrived in Seoul on Monday afternoon after holding talks with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo.
The U.S. official met with his South Korean counterpart Kim Hong-kyun, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs at Seoul’s foreign ministry, to discuss how to address the DPRK’s fifth nuclear test that was conducted on Sept. 9.
Kim said at a joint press conference that the two allies agreed to pursue the strongest possible sanctions and pressure on the DPRK by pressuring Pyongyang in an omni-directional way through UN Security Council measures, unilateral sanctions and international pressure.
The U.S. official said Washington will make best efforts to take strong actions as rapidly as possible through the United Nations, noting that the U.S., South Korea and Japan will consider additional measures toward the DPRK separately.
He said that if Pyongyang is really ready to talk about denuclearisation, it can be discussed through six-party talks, but the U.S. diplomat noted that the DPRK showed no interest in dialogue as it conducted unprecedented provocations.
The six-way talks, which involve DPRK, South Korea, the United States, China, Russia and Japan, have been halted since late 2008.
The DPRK announced on Sept. 9 that it had successfully conducted an explosion test of nuclear warhead that can be mounted on ballistic missiles.
Seoul’s military estimated the fifth test was the most powerful as it produced an explosive yield of 10 kilotons, stronger than 6 kilotons generated during the fourth nuclear detonation in January.