U.S.-led International Pressure Can Never Work on DPRK: Foreign Ministry Spokesman

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA Tuesday as regards the fact that the U.S. is working hard to stoke the international atmosphere for pressurizing the DPRK: Recently, the U.S. is seeking to gain public support at home and abroad for a newly worked out policy called “maximum pressure and engagement” in a bid to isolate and stifle the DPRK.

U.S. President Trump personally invited the delegates of the member states of the UN Security Council to the White House to discuss the issue of the DPRK.

A closed-door briefing on the new policy toward the DPRK will be reportedly held in the White House for the senators in the presence of high-ranking officials including the State and Defense secretaries.

Against this backdrop, the U.S. secretary of State is going to sponsor a ministerial meeting concerning the denuclearization of the DPRK at the UN Security Council.

This is just a risky act little short of lighting the fuse of a total war under the present touch-and-go situation on the Korean peninsula as they openly cried out for ratcheting up pressure on the DPRK.

The policy pursued by the U.S. to isolate and stifle the DPRK and the nuclear threat posed by the U.S. to the DPRK for more than half a century are the root cause of pushing the DPRK to have access to nukes.

The Trump administration has gone so ridiculous and foolhardy to devise the policy characterized by the “maximum pressure and engagement” without any elementary sense about the reality, far from recognizing the changed strategic position of the DPRK and the thousand-fold retaliatory will of its service personnel and people.

As the U.S. has unsheathed a dagger to stifle the DPRK at any cost, the DPRK will stand against it with a sword of justice and cut the windpipe of the U.S. imperialists by dint of the strong revolutionary forces with the nuclear force, an almighty treasured sword, as their pivot.

The present reality helps the DPRK keenly realize once again that it was entirely just when it opted for bolstering the nuclear force both in quality and quantity under the uplifted banner of the great line of simultaneously developing the two fronts.

There is a saying that those who are fond of playing with fire are destined to perish in the flames.

The same can be said of the U.S.