Pyongyang, August 13 (KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY of DPRK) — Aspiring after peace is the consistent foreign policy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and this is an inevitable requirement derived from the character of its socialist system.
In the DPRK, where the popular masses are the masters of the state and society and everything serves them, there is no group that is interested in war.
In the past the Korean people had experienced ravages of war forced upon them by the imperialists.
The U.S. began attempting to invade Korea early in the 1860s.
The U.S. ship “General Sherman” sailed up to the estuary of the Taedong River, committing all sorts of plunders.
In the first half of the 20th century, the Koreans severely suffered from the Japanese imperialists’ colonial rule for more than 40 years.
And, they could not but undergo the three-year war kicked off by the U.S. only five years after Korea’s liberation from the Japanese colonial rule.
Since then, the DPRK people have constantly been afflicted with the danger of war due to the U.S. anti-DPRK hostile policy, which made them ache for peace more than other nations.
Therefore, the DPRK has actively worked for defending peace, the desire and aspiration common to mankind.
The DPRK’s effort for building a socialist thriving nation necessarily requires a peaceful situation.
Talents and creativity can be displayed to the full only under peaceful environment and peace is the precondition for fully ensuring social development.
Only with peace, the DPRK can successfully press ahead with the building of a thriving nation and guarantee the enjoyable life of its people.
Consistent and steadfast is the DPRK’s foreign policy desirous of peace.