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DPRK's Stand on Nuclear Issue Backed
Pyongyang, June 29 (KCNA) -- An international meeting under the theme of "For a nuclear-free world" was held in Paris on June 18 and 19.

Present there were representatives of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, the World Peace Council, the World Federation of Democratic Youth and other international organizations and 40 odd countries including Germany, UK, Belgium, Algeria, Egypt, South Africa, the United States and Japan and public figures of France.

At the meeting they were briefed on the DPRK's principled stand on the nuclear issue and expressed their full support for it.

The first vice-president of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers said that through the meeting he could have a proper understanding of how the nuclear issue came into existence on the Korean Peninsula and the essence of this issue and the principled stand of the DPRK on it. The meeting offered its participants an opportunity to clearly realize that the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK is a basic factor that may trigger off a nuclear war in the peninsula, he added.

A member of the association said that it was natural for the DPRK to have had access to nuclear deterrent to cope with the U.S. increasing threat of war.

Lawyers from Arab and African regions, too, said that the DPRK's proposal for replacing the Armistice Agreement with a peace treaty to ensure peace and security of the Korean Peninsula is arousing support and sympathy from among the world peace-loving forces. And they stressed that the Korean people's just cause would surely emerge victorious amid support and solidarity of the world progressives.

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