People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
February 20, 2005
Quits Six-Party Talks, Asks US To Give Up Hostile Policy
a statement issued on February 10, the ministry of foreign affairs of the
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has clarified the country’s
stand on the grave situation created by the US’s hostile policy toward the
to the statement, during its second term the Bush administration’s intention
to isolate and stifle the DPRK at any cost has become quite clear.
the ministry has clarified more than once, the country justly urged the US to
renounce its hostile policy toward the DPRK, with the aim of seeking a
“regime change” in the latter. The DPRK has been urging the US to
switch its policy to that of peaceful co-existence between the two countries.
The DPRK has, with patience, also been closely following what policy the Bush
regime adopts in its second term, and has also made it clear that it would be
possible to solve the nuclear issue, too, if the Bush administration adopts a
policy of peaceful co-existence.
the DPRK ministry said, the Bush administration turned down its just request and
adopted no co-existence with the DPRK as its policy. The US stand towards the
DPRK became clear from the president’s inaugural address, from the State of
the Union address and also from the speech made by the secretary of state at the
Congress hearing to get its approval, among other things.
DPRK categorically says the true intention of the Bush administration in its
second term is to further escalate its policy to isolate and stifle the DPRK, as
it was doing in its first term. The Bush administration has declared a new
ideological stand-off, aimed at a “regime change” in the DPRK while talking
much about a “peaceful and diplomatic solution” to the nuclear issue and the
“resumption of the six-party talks.” This is meant to mislead the world
DPRK statement said it has clarified in the past the country’s stand that it
would not pursue anti-Americanism; rather it would treat the US as a friendly
nation if it does not slander the DPRK’s political system or interfere in its
internal affairs. It has since then made every possible effort to settle the
nuclear issue and improve the bilateral relations.
the US interpreted this as a sign of weakness, has been railing against the
DPRK’s political system and wantonly interfering in its internal affairs.
down the DPRK’s request to roll back its hostile anti-DPRK policy as a major
stumbling block in the way of settling the nuclear issue, the US always treated
the DPRK as an enemy and identified it with “tyranny.” This deprived the
DPRK of any justification to negotiate with the US and participate in the
statement describes as “self-contradictory and unreasonable” the US stand
that the DPRK must come to the negotiating table while it negates the dialogue
partner. “This is the height of impudence,” the statement says. In such a
situation, the DPRK ministry of foreign affairs says that if the US wants to, it
can well negotiate with the organisation of N Korean defectors on its payroll.
statement also noted that Japan too is persistently pursuing a hostile policy
towards the DPRK, toeing the US line.
in a bid to nullify the DPRK-Japan’s joint Pyongyang declaration and scuttle
any process to normalise diplomatic relations with the DPRK, Japan has
fabricated the issue of false remains over and above the “abduction issue”
that was already settled. “How can we sit at the negotiating table with such a
party?” the statement wonders.
is the trend of the century and the wish of humankind to strive for peace,
co-existence and prosperity, irrespective of differences in ideologies, systems
and beliefs. Moreover, it is by no means fortuitous that the world people have
raised their voice censoring the Bush administration’s tyranny, which is
prompted by its extreme misanthropy and is against the world trend.
DPRK statement says the country has shown utmost patience for the past four
years since the first Bush administration was sworn in, and cannot spend another
four years repeating the same thing.
for coping with the grave situation created by the US’s hostile policy toward
the DPRK, the latter has said the following.
DPRK is very much in favour of six-party talks but is compelled to suspend
participation in the talks for an indefinite period. The country wants to be
sure that there is justification for it to attend these talks and that there
is an atmosphere for it, so that it may expect positive results from the
The present deadlock in the six-party talks is to be attributed to the US’s hostile policy toward the DPRK.
now, there is no justification for the country to participate in the six-party
talks as the Bush administration has termed the DPRK, a dialogue partner, an
“outpost of tyranny.”
US has bared its intention to topple the political system in the DPRK at any
cost, threatening it with a nuclear strike. This compelled the DPRK to take
steps to acquire nuclear weapons, so as to protect its sovereignty.
On the occasion, the DPRK ministry of foreign affairs also reminded that the country has already taken the resolute action of pulling out of the NPT and officially declared, for the first time, that it has manufactured nukes for self-defence. This step, the country says, was necessary to cope with the Bush administration’s increasingly undisguised policy to isolate and stifle the DPRK. However, the DPRK says its nuclear weapons are only a nuclear deterrence and are meant for self-defence under all circumstances.
ministry ends its statement with the promise that, in any case, the DPRK’s
principled stand to solve the issue through dialogue, and its ultimate goal to
denuclearise the Korean peninsula, remain unchanged.