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Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry Issues Press Statement
Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK released the following press statement on Saturday:

During the recent Asian tour, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken expressed ungrounded "concern" over the equal and normal development of the relations between the DPRK and the Russian Federation, talking about "additional actions" against the two countries and the "theory of Chinese role".

The DPRK reconfirmed that the present U.S. administration is steeped in morbid repugnancy toward the development of relations between independent sovereign states which are forged on the basis of recognized principles of international law including the sovereignty equality, mutual respect, non-interference and mutual benefits.

The irresponsible and provocative remarks of Blinken only escalate the dangerous political and military tension in the Korean peninsula and the region and, moreover, do not help relieve the U.S. of its "concern".

If he is truly concerned about the security of the "Republic of Korea" and the Ukrainian crisis, he should also attach importance to the security concerns of the DPRK and the Russian Federation and, if he is truly concerned about the "violation of resolutions" of the international non-proliferation system and the UNSC, he should sincerely pay attention to the international community's concern over the U.S. illegal policy of "sharing nuclear weapons" with its allies and the extreme double standards of the UNSC.

The only way for relieving the U.S. of its "concern" about the DPRK's exercise of its rights as a sovereign state and the DPRK-Russia relations is to abandon the hostile policy toward the two countries and the Cold War mentality and withdraw the political provocations, military threats and strategic pressure on the DPRK and Russia.

The equal and reciprocal cooperation among the DPRK, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China and other independent sovereign states is playing a pivotal role in defending peace and stability not only in the Korean peninsula and the region but also in the world.

The U.S. underestimation of the righteous international community's solidarity and unity is the main cause of the failure of its present miserable foreign policy.

The U.S. secretary of State assured that the U.S. can take an effective part in the Indo-Pacific region, but the only solution for defusing the military tensions and restoring peace in the region is the U.S. absence which is essential in the practice of international relations.

The U.S. should be accustomed to the new reality of the DPRK-Russia relations.

No matter what others may say, the friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and Russia aspiring after independence, peace and friendship will steadily grow stronger, and any attempt of the U.S. and its vassal forces to wreck peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the region will be faced with strong and coordinated counteraction of independent sovereign states.

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