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<nettime> From Korean Central News Agency of DPRK
Alan Sondheim on Fri, 3 Jan 2003 13:40:02 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> From Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

(http://www.kcna.co.jp - we get very little news direct from NK here in
the US. thank god for the internet. it's unclear what will happen here; if
NK holds to juche we might be in for a rough ride, even if bush & whackers
suddenly became a bit less moronic. meanwhile you might want to check the
site from time to time. - alan)


CNA urges U.S. to do soul searching
    Pyongyang, December 28 (KCNA) -- The DPRK decided to lift the
temporary freeze of its nuclear facilities to cope with the United States'
decision to stop the supply of heavy oil to the DPRK from Dec. which had
been under way under the DPRK-U.S. Agreed Framework (AF). And it twice
urged the International Atomic Energy Agency to remove monitoring cameras
and seals from its nuclear facilities. Instead of accusing the U.S. of its
unilateral and extreme acts of ditching the AF by stopping the supply of
heavy oil to the DPRK, the IAEA has gone the length of clamoring about the
DPRK's "serious violation" to please the United States and threatening to
bring it to the un security council.
    As the IAEA paid no heed to the DPRK's warning, it was compelled to
remove the seals and monitoring cameras from its nuclear facilities by
itself to make up for the loss of electricity and make preparations for
electricity production.
    This is the DPRK's inviolable sovereign right.
    Nevertheless, the United States and its followers are busy with
issuing what they called "statements" and expressing "concern" with a hue
and cry over "serious threat" and "violation of international commitment".
    This row compels the DPRK to clarify once again who is chiefly to
blame for breaching the international agreement.
    The DPRK's freeze of its nuclear facilities and the U.S. supply of
heavy oil to it were simultaneous actions taken under the AF.
    The U.S. supply of heavy oil was neither aid nor humanitarian aid to
the DPRK. This was done in return for the DPRK's freeze of its nuclear
facilities that had produced electricity.
    It is the height of folly for the United States to think that the DPRK
would maintain the freeze of the nuclear facilities even after the former
groundlessly halted its supply of heavy oil to the latter under the
pretext of its "nuclear development".
    The Korean people remain undeterred by the racket kicked up by the
U.S. and its followers. The DPRK carries out what it decided to do once
and never says empty words: This is its principle.
    The DPRK's measure of lifting the freeze of its nuclear facilities has
nothing to do with the nuclear development and is totally aimed to produce
    The DPRK's immediate removal of the monitoring cameras and seals from
its nuclear facilities for electricity production was entirely
attributable to the U.S. gross violation of the AF.
    The United States is well advised to think over its responsibility
before misinterpreting the DPRK warning as "brinkmanship tactics" and
insisting that DPRK should scrap its "nuclear program" before dialogue.

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