North Korea’s state news agency, KCNA, released a statement today regarding President Obama’s visit to South Korea last week. Obama met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and announced a renewed US commitment to security in the region.
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North Korea’s statement predictably condemns the visit as a direct threat to its regime and East Asian stability. The statement refers to the visit as a “crime,” calls Park a “witch” and describes her behavior as “disgraceful.”
This is the second time this week the North Korean regime has insulted South Korea’s leader. In a separate statement released on Monday, which drew widespread condemnation, North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea likened Park’s diplomacy with Obama to “a crafty prostitute eagerly trying to frame someone by giving her body to a powerful pimp.”
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Here is the text of today’s statement…
KCNA Commentary on Obama's S. Korea Visit
Pyongyang, April 29, 2014 20:48 KST (KCNA) — US President Obama visited south Korea on April 25-26.
Early in April, an official for East Asian and Pacific affairs at the US State Department claimed, to justify Obama's Asia visit, that there should be no doubt about the US commitment to protecting its Asian allies. Then, was his visit prompted by a good intention for regional peace? It's not at all.
Obama's recent junket to south Korea is censured as a crime because it egged on the treacherous Park Geun-hye regime to aggravate the unstable situation of the Korean Peninsula and the region.
This visit, the fourth after the emergence of his administration, is bringing dark clouds of conflict and nuclear arms race to the region, as part of the implementation of the US pivot to Asia-Pacific strategy.
Its reactionary purpose was fully revealed by Obama's remarks that the US would cooperate with its allies and partners to tighten the pressure on the DPRK.
During his junket, he had confabs to further strengthen the US- Japan-south Korea cooperation under the pretext of “threat” from the DPRK. The keynote of confabs was that the three parties would continue intensifying their political, diplomatic and military cooperation and deepen their “alliance” in aspects of joint military exercises and missile defense.
Obama also inspected the US-south Korea “Combined Forces Command” in Ryongsan, Seoul, with Park. It was the first time for the US president to visit the “command” since its birth in 1978. During the inspection, he said the US would not hesitate to use the military strength in order to defend its allies and the way of its life, and called for the “powerful US-south Korea combined defense capability.”
His assertion is little different from an awful logic that a gangster protects the owner of a house.
Nevertheless, Park, a witch, was engaged in confrontation with the fellow countrymen, slandering the DPRK more viciously than her master, Obama.
At the “summit” and “joint press conference,” she took issue with the DPRK over its nuclear deterrence with the assertion that the “line of simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force would be bound to failure,” keeping mum about the US nukes.
She even went the length of crying out that Obama's trip to south Korea would be a “resolute message to the north's provocation,” calling on its neighboring countries to take stronger measure against it.
The US made a “promise” to reexamine the period of transfer of wartime operation control, scheduled to be expired by late 2015, in the plea of jointly countering “threat” from the DPRK as demanded by the south Korean puppets.
The south Korean puppets asked the U.S. to further postpone the period, talking about what they called “security environment.”
Such disgraceful behavior of Park Geun-hye in league with the outside forces is a treachery that declared the all-out confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north while disregarding the opportunity presented by the nation.
Park is doomed to the same miserable destiny met by the “Yusin” dictator.
The US and the south Korean puppets can never evade the blame for the serious consequences to be entailed by their anti-DPRK plot laid with Obama's trip as an occasion.
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