U.S. Urged to Accept DPRK-Proposed Simultaneous Package Solution
Pyongyang, December 15 (KCNA) -- Now is the time for all the concerned countries participating in the six-way talks to clarify their stands toward the solution of the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula as the international community is increasingly asserting the resumption of the six-way talks to solve the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula at an early date, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed commentary. It goes on:
It is an invariable stand of the DPRK government on the six-way talks that it is a key to the solution of the nuclear issue and a core point to be agreed upon between the DPRK and the U.S. to seek a package solution based on the principle of simultaneous actions.
As for the DPRK-proposed first-phase measures for a simultaneous package solution, it is not just a simple "words-for-words" commitment but an indication of its will to take direct actions to realize the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula as desired by all parties concerned.
It is entirely due to the U.S. nuclear threat that the DPRK was compelled to possess the nuclear deterrent force despite its sincere desire to denuclearize the peninsula.
The U.S. is categorically refusing to take any measure in return for the DPRK's freeze of its nuclear activities, describing it as sort of "reward." As the U.S. urges the DPRK to dismantle its nuclear weapons completely, verifiably and irreversibly, the latter has the same right to demand the U.S., the dialogue partner, give it complete, verifiable and irreversible security assurances.
If the U.S. fully accepts the DPRK-proposed simultaneous package solution, though belatedly, the DPRK is ready to respond to it with the elimination of all its nuclear weapons.
But the U.S. in its proposal sent through a channel did not mention the DPRK-proposed simultaneous package solution at all but only asserted that the DPRK should "scrap nuclear weapons program first."
The U.S. wasting time would do the DPRK nothing bad. Its delaying tactics would only result in compelling the DPRK to steadily increase its nuclear deterrent force.