DPRK Denounces U.S. Threat of Preemptive Attack

The following is excerpted from a commentary appearing in Rodong Sinmun, organ of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers Party, and published on October 4th by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Minor grammatical changes have been made by the staff of the AINS.

U.S. President Bush, speaking recently at the 59th session of the UN General Assembly, vociferated about the validity of the U.S. aggression on Iraq, contending that it helped liberate the Iraqi people from a dictator. He stated in length, without hesitation, that the U.S. would have attacked Iraq even if it had known that the latter had no weapons of mass destruction...

As the world public recognizes, the Iraqi war unleashed by the U.S. was a war of injustice marred by the criminal massacre of Iraqis, and the worst human rights abuses.

Extreme social confusion and disorder, a never-ending vicious cycle of terrorism and retaliation, tragedies of bloodshed everywhere, growing unemployment and economic stagnancy -- this is the reality of Iraq "liberated from the dictator," as claimed by Bush.

His rigmarole about "liberation" and "help" is an insult to the Iraqi people, a challenge to international law, and the logic of a murderous robber. His outpouring that the U.S. would have attacked Iraq even though it had known that the latter had no weapons of mass destruction glaringly reveals the aggressive and predatory nature of the United States.

The U.S., which has become more arrogant through its aggression on Iraq, is intensifying its military moves around the Korean peninsula, directing the sharp edge of its preemptive strike to the DPRK. The situation is becoming more complicated, and the danger of war is growing at the moment when the next round of the six-party talks ended abruptly, owing to the U.S.

The U.S. threat of preemptive attack on the DPRK is being carried into reality.

This reality leaves the DPRK no alternative but to increase its war deterrent in every possible way with high revolutionary vigilance. No one can tell when the U.S. imperialists will make a preemptive attack on the DPRK, as they regard it as a key to the implementation of their strategy of aggression on Asia.