DPRK gives hint at new form of nuclear test

DPRK FM Blasts UN for Taking Issue with DPRK over Its Justifiable Rocket Launching Drills

STATEMENT
By DPRK FM

The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Sunday issued the following statement blasting the United Nations for its illegal action of taking issue with the justifiable rocket launching drills conducted by the Korean People's Army (KPA):

The sincere efforts of the DPRK to prevent a new war and ensure peace and security on the Korean peninsula are facing a grave challenge of the hostile forces.

The UN Security Council at a closed-door consultative meeting held on Mar. 28 at the urgent request of the U.S. committed an illegal provocative act of "denouncing" the DPRK's justifiable rocket launching drills for no reason.

The drills were self-defensive military drills of the KPA to cope with the grave situation created by the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK which has been pursued for the past several decades and the evermore intensified exercises for a nuclear war.

The climate for detente is being created on the Korean peninsula thanks to the proactive and peace-loving sincere efforts of the DPRK this year. Nevertheless, the U.S. kicked off the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises with south Korean puppet forces with huge aggression forces and destructive weapons involved.

With their scale and danger increased, the largest-ever forces since 1993 are involved in the Ssangyong drill which started on Mar. 27. The U.S. dared declare that its main objective is to "occupy Pyongyang."

It is quite natural for the KPA to make full preparations to cope with the prevailing grave situation as its mission is to protect the security of the country and its people and defend peace.

However, the UN Security Council, shutting its eyes to the U.S. madcap nuclear war exercises, "denounced" the KPA's self-defensive rocket launching drills to cope with them as a "violation of resolutions" and "threat to international peace and security" and is set to take an "appropriate step". It is absolutely intolerable.

As far as UNSC's "resolutions" which it claimed were "violated" by the DPRK are concerned, they are full of brigandish paragraphs to wantonly encroach on the sovereignty of the DPRK and the security of the nation and deprive it of its right to launch satellites for peaceful purposes as they are a product of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.

The DPRK, therefore, categorically rejected them as soon as they were adopted and there is no ground whatsoever for the DPRK to be bound to them.

If something is measured by a wrong ruler, a wrong result is bound to be produced.

That is why there is such absurdity that the DPRK's efforts to defend the security of the country and the nation are labeled a "provocation" and the U.S. moves for igniting a nuclear war are described as ones for "defending peace".

If the UNSC persistently tries to deny the exercise of the DPRK's just right by partially citing the unreasonable "resolutions" according to the U.S. scenario, it will end up escalating tensions and sparking conflict only, far from contributing to keeping peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region.

The farce staged by the U.S. to "denounce" the DPRK's rocket launching drills for no reason after bringing them up for discussion at the UNSC is aimed to divert the blame for escalating tensions to the DPRK and hype the DPRK's "threat" to have a justification for arms buildup pursuant to its pivot to Asia-Pacific strategy.

As the U.S. persists in its moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK by abusing the UNSC, prompted by its strategic interests, the DPRK has the right to defend itself and is fully ready to do so.

Now that the U.S. is staging ceaseless nuclear war exercises by mobilizing all type nuclear strike means aimed at "occupying Pyongyang," etc. while describing the exercises as "annual ones", the KPA's drills to cope with them will involve various forms of exercises in which more diversified nuclear deterrence will be used for hitting various medium- and long-range targets with a variety of striking power.

The DPRK is fully ready for next-stage steps which the enemy can hardly imagine in case the U.S. considers them as a "provocation" again.

It would not rule out a new form of nuclear test for bolstering up its nuclear deterrence.

The U.S. had better ponder over this and stop acting rashly.

If a catastrophic development which no one wants occurs on the peninsula, the U.S. will be wholly responsible for it.

(KCNA - March 20, 2014)