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Sergey Zheleznyak: “Information about the continuation of the DPRK work on the creation of nuclear weapons requires strong evidence”

“The alarming information that has appeared about the alleged continuation of the work on the creation of nuclear weapons in the DPRK requires careful, impartial verification and solid evidence. Political forces opposed to Pyongyang must not be allowed to put pressure on the international community in order to disrupt the peace process that has begun. ” This opinion was expressed by a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Sergey Zheleznyak.

According to the politician: “The reason for the continued tension on the Korean Peninsula is the stalled negotiations between the United States and the DPRK on denuclearization. The outlined progress in the dialogue was interrupted due to the persistence of deep contradictions between the DPRK and the United States. The course of the negotiation process is also negatively affected by the inconsistent policy of Washington, as well as the pressure of destructive forces in the US military-industrial lobby, interested in maintaining the hotbed of tension on the Korean Peninsula.

It should be understood that official Pyongyang’s statements about its readiness to defend its territorial integrity and state interests most often sound in response to attempts by the United States and its partners to put pressure on the DPRK, to speak the language of ultimatums and new sanctions.

Russia strongly opposes the militarization of the Korean Peninsula. It is obvious that all countries in the region are very interested in the complete denuclearization of the region and the establishment of good-neighborly relations with all the peoples inhabiting these territories.
At the same time, rethinking the negative historical experience and resolving unresolved problems is achievable only with full compliance with the norms of international law and the sovereignty of the DPRK.”

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