DPRK Denounces U.S. "War on Terrorism"

April 10, 2005

The following article is reprinted from the Korean Central News Agency, April 7.

The "anti-terrorism war" launched by the United States is nothing but a vicious doctrine for aggression as it is aimed at spreading American-style "democracy" worldwide by force to build a U.S.-led order for world domination and it is also a product of its unilateralism and high-handed military policy. Rodong Sinmun Thursday observes this in a signed article. It goes on:

The U.S. seeks to hide its "anti-terrorism war" with the veils of "freedom" and "democracy." This is aimed at covering up its reactionary and aggressive nature and escalating it in a bid to build the above-said order.

It regarded the "September 11 incident" as the golden opportunity of spreading the American-style "democracy" worldwide by force of arms, taking advantage of the changed international environment and the altered balance of forces in the new century. The U.S. launched the Afghan war under the pretext of mopping up the headquarters of al-Qaeda, raising the curtain of the "anti-terrorism war."

Through the Afghan and Iraqi wars the United States put under control the regions it had long eyed, thus escalating its political and military infiltration and sphere of influence in the Central Asian countries and the Middle East. The U.S. "anti-terrorism war" and its moves to build an American-style order for world domination did not bring peace and stability to the world but escalated the war of aggression, destruction and socio-economic chaos. In consequence, the sovereignty and rights of countries and nations were seriously threatened and violated.

The U.S. operation to escalate the "anti-terrorism war" was targeted against the DPRK, among other things. The U.S. war-like forces became more undisguised in their anti-DPRK operation aimed at "bringing down its system" under pretexts of its "nuclear and missile issues," "human rights issue" and "the issue of terrorism."

The military aggression and intervention perpetrated by the U.S. against other countries under the pretext of "anti-terrorism war" are nothing but the most blatant and shameless infringement upon their sovereignty, acts of disturbing peace and human rights abuses. This war is, in a nutshell, hideous international terrorism perpetrated under the signboard of "anti-terrorism" and anti-peace and anti-democracy operations veiled with "peace," "freedom" and "democracy." The U.S. moves to escalate the war will only lead to its international isolation and self-destruction, the article warns.