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Foreign Media Report Statement of NDC Spokesman
Pyongyang, October 17 (KCNA) -- Foreign media reported on Oct. 12 and 13 the statement "If the U.S. is truly concerned about the improvement of the relations with the DPRK, it should withdraw its hostile policy toward the DPRK first" made by the spokesman for the DPRK National Defence Commission (NDC).

The foreign media included the Russian Interfax, Voice of Russia, NTV, Russian papers Vechernyaya Moskva and Kommersant, Chinese internet homepages, the Syrian SANA and TV broadcasting services, the Thai Bangkok Post, the Lebanese paper Al-Joumhouria, the Kuwait Times, the Turkish paper Zaman, Egyptian papers Al Ahbar, the Egyptian Gazette, CTK of the Czech Republic, the British paper Times, the French paper Figaro, the Uruguayan paper La Juventud and the Washington Post.

They carried the full text or gist of the statement, saying that the DPRK clarifies principled stand towards relations with the U.S., the DPRK says it continues to make efforts for the denuclearization of the peninsula and the DPRK warns of a total war.

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