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North Korea: Tension is rising, again. On 27 March, one day after North Korea test-fired two medium range ballistic missiles, South Korea fired warning shots at and eventually captured a North Korean fishing boat that had crossed the Northern Limit Line into South Korean waters off the northwest coast.

On 26 March, the spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK), a North Korean government organization, denounced South Korean President Park Geun Hye (Pak Ku'n-hye) for making comments on North Korea's nuclear programs at the 3rd "nuclear security summit" held in the Netherlands. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported,

"Recently Park let loose a string of very reckless remarks against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), groundlessly accusing it over its nuclear issue at the summit (sic)."

"Though she is a faithful servant and stooge of the U.S., she should have properly wagged her tongue on the basis of hard facts or elementary common sense. Had she had the idea of uttering even a proper word at the summit, she should have chided the U.S., among others, for being the first to produce nuclear weapons, proliferating them, bringing horrible nuclear disasters to humankind and stockpiling more nukes than any other countries in the world to pose constant nuclear threat still now…."

"Funny enough, Park, a U.S. nuclear war servant, talked about a "world without nuclear weapons", parroting what her master uttered. But the great irony was that she asserted the building of such a world should start from the "North's dismantlement" of its nukes. This either betrayed the lack of her knowledge about where to start or where to end or revealed that she had the same ulterior motive as the U.S.'s (sic)."

"This time Park took issue even with the DPRK's line of developing the two fronts simultaneously, groundlessly finding fault with its nukes. By doing so, she crudely violated the agreement made at the north-south high-level contact on halting the smear campaign…."

"If Park truly wants to improve the inter-Korean relations, she should be careful about what she says, and have discretion and reason to get a habit of refraining from making reckless remarks. She made a serious blunder."

"Explicitly speaking about the nuclear issue, there may be the denuclearization of the whole Korean peninsula, but no "North's unilateral denuclearization" under any circumstances. She had better not have even a dream about it."

"…We will keep a watch on Park's undesirable behavior."


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