U.S. Branded as Kingpin of International Terrorism

Pyongyang, April 30, 2003 (KCNA)

The United States has neither qualification nor justification to talk about "terrorism", because it is the kingpin of international frauds and terrorism, said Rodong Sinmun in a signed article on Tuesday. The U.S. has adopted international frauds and terrorism as its national policy in a bid to attain its dominationist aims, the article said, and went on:

The highhanded nature of this policy can be seen in the U.S. military terrorism. It has been clearly evidenced by the unilateral U.S. military attack on Iraq launched on March 20 without any legal ground or justification.

The 1983 invasion of Grenada, the 1986 air raid on Libya, the 1989 invasion of Panama, the 1999 indiscriminate air raid on Serbia and Montenegro, the Afghan war after the September 11 incident, etc. are just part of state-sponsored military terrorism that reveals the tyrannical and criminal nature of the U.S. terrorist policy.

Subversive activities and assassination are also part of the trite terrorist methods employed by the U.S. It conducted at least 900 assassination operations between 1961 and 1976 alone.

Besides, there were the blowing-up of a Cuban airliner in 1976 and the hijacking of an Egyptian airliner in 1985. And military coups took place in Asia, Africa and Latin America in the 1950s to establish pro-U.S. regimes, which clearly proves that they were engineered behind the scene by none other than the U.S.

Though the Cold War ended and the world greeted a new century, the U.S. has brought up the "nuclear issue" of the DPRK for discussion at the United Nations. This is a trick intended to internationalize the issue and find a pretext to perpetrate political, economic and military terrorism against the DPRK by abusing the name of the UN.

The U.S. is seeking to spark the second Korean war, new state terrorism, any moment. Though it comes out to the negotiating table with the DPRK, but it will be no more than a deceptive peace offensive, a hide-and-seek play, if the U.S. is not ready to make a bold decision to renounce its policy to stifle the DPRK and provide the latter with a legal security guarantee.

No deceptive trick, fraud and terrorism can ever work on the DPRK, the article declared.