US slammed for its provocation against DPRK

The President of the Institute for Disarmament and Peace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on June 5 as regards the "2019 India-Pacific Strategy Report" released by the U.S. Department of Defense where it has provoked the DPRK:

The U.S. Department of Defense in its "2019 India-Pacific Strategy Report" has committed a provocation against the DPRK by denouncing the latter as a "rogue state."

That the U.S. has called the DPRK, its dialogue partner, a "rogue state" is a clear infringement upon the latter's sovereignty and dignity, and it is nothing less than a de facto declaration of confrontation.

The United States has thus explicitly revealed once again in the face of the world its aggressive attempt to bring us to our knees by force, while totally denying the spirit of the June 12 DPRK-U.S. Joint Statement where the U.S. has committed to terminate the hostile bilateral relations and establish new one.

The U.S. now becomes ever more frenzied in its attempt to achieve its ambition of disarmament first and overthrow of system thereafter, while clinging desperately to the sanctions and pressure against us.

It is a stark reality seen by the past history that the U.S. talked about dialogue in front, but behind the screen it ran amuck to prepare for an aggressive war against its dialogue partner.

We are following with high vigilance the recent maneuvers of the U.S. to increase military pressure on us through several occasions.

The more the U.S. hostile acts towards the DPRK grow, the stronger our countermeasures will become.

(KCNA - June 5, 2019)

Institute for Disarmament and Peace(IDP)

As one of the Institutes under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Institute for Disarmament and Peace, as a policy research institute under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, seeks ways for achieving disarmament and peace on the Korean Peninsula, strengthening peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world and preventing war.

The Institute for Disarmament and Peace performs the following functions:

‐ studies ways for achieving disarmament, peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and on regional and worldwide basis, and makes policy recommendations in this regard

‐ organizes and conducts academic exchanges on an international scale

‐ as a member of the “Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region”, focuses on promoting the process of peace and disarmament in Asia

‐ exchanges experiences and information on disarmament, peace and security affairs with its foreign counterparts

The Institute for Disarmament and Peace consists of the Disarmament Division, the Peace and Security Division, the Reunification Division and the External Affairs Division.

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