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Hostile Policies of Two U.S. Political Parties toward DPRK under Fire
Pyongyang, September 17 (KCNA) -- U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in his recent DPRK policy initiative blustered that if he is elected president in future, he will settle the "nuclear issue of north Korea" through harsh sanctions, blockade, isolation and pressure.

U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate Obama in his political program accused the DPRK of steadily developing nukes and missile technology in disregard of its international commitment, threatening that the DPRK should take a cool option: it should either take steps for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a verifiable manner or pay a price for failing to do so.

Rodong Sinmun Monday observes in a bylined commentary in this regard:

What the presidential candidates from the two reactionary parties cried out was prompted by their common objectives.

They said so because the Obama administration and its preceding governments experienced setbacks in their hostile policies toward the DPRK.

Romney, instead of drawing a lesson from this, foolishly sought to mislead public opinion by creating impression that if the sanctions and blockade against the DPRK were tightened to garner votes in the forthcoming election, this would help force it to dismantle its nukes.

The above-mentioned outbursts prove that the U.S. politicians share the political thinking that the U.S. should tighten the alliance with Japan and the south Korean puppet regime, build a missile shield in East Asia and thus contain its neighboring countries by force of arms by reinforcing the justification for carrying out its strategy of attaching importance to Asia-Pacific under the pretext of the DPRK's "provocations" and "threat of nuclear development".

The two parties' announcement of their hard-line policies toward the DPRK would make the prospect of settling the nuclear issue dimmer.

The issue can never be resolved through such isolation, moves for suffocation, sanctions and blockade against the DPRK.

Everything depends on the U.S. withdrawal of its hostile policy toward the DPRK and the removal of its nuclear threat.

The U.S. authorities would be well advised to drop such miscalculation.

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