At the end of December last year the entire world paid close attention to the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea held in Pyongyang.
In spite of the sincere efforts for peace made by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the extreme sanctions on the part of the hostile forces continued and got even worse. What on earth is the DPRK’s option going to be?
At that time in the DPRK the slogan “Let Us Smash Straight through All the Barriers on the Way of Our Advance!” rang out. This was the expression of the will of the DPRK that it would not sell its dignity, which it has so far defended as valuable as its own life, in hope for brilliant transformation and with any expectation of the US lift of sanctions, that the “theory of all-mighty sanctions” cuts no ice with it, and that it will never derail from the road of building a powerful socialist country.
The firm determination of the DPRK is a frontal blow against the “theory of all-mighty sanctions” of the hostile forces. The international community was once again surprised at their recognition of the reality of the DPRK.
The DPRK is determined to build an independent power overcoming all the obstacles by dint of self-reliance in the face of the severest difficulties in which daily survival alone is an achievement.
Frontal attack of the DPRK for a breakthrough is a wise option based on a scientific analysis of its reality and the current situation.
In retrospect, the DPRK had set the time limit to the end of last year and waited with patience for the US to take a fair and constructive stand on the basis of the spirit of the Singapore DPRK-US Joint Declaration.
However, the true intention of the US did not change; it attempted to seek its own political and diplomatic interests while wasting time under the signboard of dialogue and negotiations and at the same time keep sanctions upon the latter so as to weaken it. On the other hand, it openly revealed its provocative political, military and economic manoeuvres to completely strangle and stifle the DPRK. The deadlocked DPRK-US relations led to the conclusion that if there were not the nuclear issue the US, out of deep-seated prejudice against the DPRK, would find fault with it under other issue to stifle it without fail.
If the DPRK did not put spur to the struggle for bolstering the power for self-development while waiting for the lift of sanctions, the hostile forces’ offensive to check its advance would get fiercer. The more the DPRK bolsters its own strength and creates valuable wealth by dint of the spirit of self-reliance and self-sufficiency, the deeper the hostile forces will be driven into agony and the earlier the day of the victory of socialism will come. That is why the DPRK opted for a frontal attack for a breakthrough to neutralize the sanctions and pressure of the hostile forces and open up an avenue for building a powerful socialist country.
The DPRK is taking the road of further strengthening its self-defensive military power in the face of the aggravating military threat by the hostile forces. In the past two years alone, for confidence building with the US the DPRK took crucial measures first to stop nuclear test and ICBM test fire and shut down the nuclear testing ground. But the US, far from responding to the DPRK with appropriate measures, conducted tens of big and small joint military drills, which its president personally promised to stop, and threatened the latter militarily by shipping latest war equipment into south Korea. The US also adopted more than ten independent sanctions measures, only to show before the world that its ambition to stifle the DPRK remained unchanged.
Under such circumstances, the DPRK had found no grounds to be unilaterally bound by the commitment with no other party to honour.
This situation has thrown wet blanket on the DPRK’s efforts for reduction and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons across the world.
The DPRK felt more keenly that the road of defending itself by bolstering up its strength sufficiently enough to keep the hostile forces at bay so that they would not dare threaten its sovereignty and security was the only one it should follow without suspension and hesitation.
It is the DPRK’s steady goal in defence upbuilding to possess a matchless military capability no one dares to challenge and steadily bolster it, and it is its core idea and firm will in defence upbuilding to make no forces dare use its armed force against it.
Consolidation of the military capability for self-defence will serve as the surest guarantee for the frontal attack for a breakthrough.
A new strategic weapon which the DPRK declared to show in the near future will clearly indicate to the international community where the truth of defending independence and peace resides. The frontal attack by the DPRK is never a temporary measure against a crisis.
Under the circumstances warning a protracted confrontation with the US the DPRK made it a fait accompli that it has to live under the sanctions by the hostile forces in the future, too, and adopted scientific policies for overcoming all difficulties on the strength of self-reliance by strengthening the internal power in all aspects.
It is the invariable faith of the DPRK to defend its dignity and defeat the imperialists by overcoming all the difficulties and achieving prosperity without fail by its own efforts.