U.S. Is to Blame for Stalemate in Dialogue: Rodong Sinmun
Date: 18/09/2018 | Source: KCNA.kp (En) | Read original version at source
Pyongyang, September 18 (KCNA) -- Three months have passed since the DPRK-U.S. summit and talks in Singapore and the adoption of the joint statement. The international community wished the DPRK-U.S. joint statement be implemented successfully, the extreme hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S. that have been the sharpest confrontation be put to an end as soon as possible and durable peace and security be settled in the Korean peninsula and the region. Rodong Sinmun on Tuesday says this in a commentary.
Noting that the dialogue between the DPRK and the U.S. has been stalemated, it clarifies the reason as follows:
The U.S. is totally to blame for the deadlocked DPRK-U.S. negotiations.
The U.S. is stubbornly insisting on the theory of "dismantlement of nukes first" which was rejected in the past DPRK-U.S. dialogues, saying that other issues may be discussed only after the "complete, verifiable and irretrievable dismantlement of nukes" of the DPRK, while failing to show its will for confidence building including the declaration of the end of war which it had already pledged.
The U.S. is demanding unilateral and gangster-like claim forcing the DPRK to act without showing its movement. The conservative politicians of the U.S. are taking the lead in persisting in such gangster logic.
For implementation of the DPRK-U.S. joint statement, the U.S. which is the other side should adopt a sincere approach.
The future of the DPRK-U.S. dialogue totally depends on the stand and action of the U.S.
The U.S. should think twice and have an honest and diligent attitude toward the DPRK-U.S. dialogue with sincerity and bold decision.
And this is also beneficial to the U.S. -0-