A spokesman for the Pan-Korean Emergency Measure Committee for Opposing Nuclear War Drills against the DPRK made public a statement on July 15 denouncing the US nuclear threats and blackmail to the DPRK on the lapse of 60 years since the official announcement of arming the US imperialist aggressor forces in south Korea with nuclear weapons.
The statement said that on July 15, 1957, the US declared that it started arming its aggressor forces in south Korea with nuclear weapons and massively introduced nukes into south Korea and, on January 29, 1958, officially announced the deployment of nuclear weapons in south Korea.
It went on:
In the subsequent period, the US turned south Korea into the biggest nuclear advanced base in the Far East whose number reached more than 1 720 in the middle of the 1980s.
In the new century the US listed the DPRK as part of an "axis of evil" and the target of nuclear preemptive attack and has steadily developed scenarios for invasion of the DPRK such as OPLAN 5027 and OPLAN 5015, ceaselessly posing nuclear threats and blackmail to the DPRK.
There is no such a country in the world as the DPRK which has been exposed to the persistent and toughest nuclear threats from the US for a long period since the 1950s.
It is very just that the DPRK possessed nuclear deterrence for self-defence and has steadily built it up in every way to protect the dignity and sovereignty of the nation to cope with arbitrary nuclear threats from the US.
The strategic position of the DPRK and the world political structure have radically changed and gone are the days never to return when the US used to impose threats and blackmail to the DPRK with nukes.
The south Korean authorities should drop at once a disgraceful policy of sycophancy towards outside forces and confrontation with compatriots, bearing in mind that taking advantages of the US moves is an act of treachery little short of leaving the interests and destiny of the nation to the tender mercy of outside forces.