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DPRK to increase nuke deterrent
Updated: 2004-06-08 09:08

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will seek to further increase its nuclear deterrent in the face of a mounting US threat to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the country, a commentary in the DPRK newspaper Rodong Sinmun said on Monday.

It said that the growing threat of such an attack on the DPRK and on non-nuclear states under the pretext of 'prevention of terrorism' and 'deterrence to war' compels the DPRK to seek measures to counter the threat.

It said the United States is bent on nuclear tests while threatening non-nuclear states.

"This is a shameless and high-handed practice to make nuclear attacks on countries out of their favor by developing new nuclear weapons," said the commentary.

The commentary said that in the recent six-party talks on the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, the US side used the issues of "enriched uranium programs" and "secret sales of uraniumhexafluoride" to label the DPRK as a "proliferater of nuclear materials."

Rodong Sinmun warned that the United States "had better abandon its nuclear plot against the DPRK, judging the realities with a cool head."

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