Pyongyang, April 4 (KCNA) -- There has been another farce of confrontation with the DPRK in south Korea at a time when there are increasing support and expectation of the public for the improvement of the north-south ties.
On the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the sinking of "Cheonan" ship,
there was a "ceremony to mark the day of defending the West Sea" with
the attendance of "government" officials including the prime minister,
ruling and opposition party politicians and the U.S. forces commander in
south Korea, and more than 10 warships went about in the East Sea of
Korea, fanning up the atmosphere for confrontation with the DPRK.
Such rhetoric as "threat" and "atrocities" and ill-boding calls for
"firmly defending the West Sea despite the phase for the improvement of
the south-north ties" and "keeping security tight even though there is
hope for settlement of peace" were heard from those events, shocking the
This is an intolerable confrontational racket going against the
north-south dialogue and reconciliation phase and a provocative act
openly slandering and threatening the dialogue partner.
The criminal nature of the "Cheonan" ship sinking has already been
revealed and the truth behind it is being proven through the study by
lots of experts and scholars and testimonies made by those concerned
with the case.
Even the typical conservative media Chosun Ilbo clarified that it is
natural for the public not to trust the "investigation results" made
public by the government, adding the truth about "Cheonan" is bound to
be exposed over time, and everyone has to be serious before the truth
beyond political faction and ideal if one does not want to have one's
head lowered in shame at the moment of judgment.
What is clear is that the Cheonan case was a hideous plot deliberately
hatched by the pro-U.S. conservative regime to escalate confrontation
with the fellow countrymen.
The present south Korean authorities calling for abolition of evil is
keeping holding anti-DPRK confrontational farce as part of its
anachronistic acts to use it for escalating confrontation with the
fellow countrymen. How can it be viewed as a proper stand toward
After the creation of the phase for reconciliation and dialogue between
the north and the south, dishonest confrontational act of faulting the
DPRK have been observed one after another in south Korea.
What's more, far from making efforts to contribute to the atmosphere of
national reconciliation and unity as unanimously demanded by the public
at home and abroad, the south Korean authorities joined the chorus of
the conservatives. This makes us skeptical about their true intention.
What is the true intention sought by them in pursuing confrontation while going in cahoots with the conservatives?
The south Korean authorities have to make this clear.
Continued abuse of the smear campaign for escalating confrontation with
the fellow countrymen, going against the trend of the times for national
reconciliation and peace and prosperity can not but be viewed as a
sinister intention to make the relations between the north and the south
those of hostility and confrontation in which they can never get
The double-dealing attitude will only hamper the smooth development of the north-south ties.
The south Korean authorities had better remember that it may find
themselves in trouble should they continue such frivolous act at such a
crucial moment as now. -0-