State media: U.S. should apologize to DPRK 2009-05-19 13:45:08   Print

    PYONGYANG, May 19 (Xinhua) -- An official newspaper of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday urged the United States to apologize for its infringement on the DRPK's autonomy.

    Rodong Simun said the Barack Obama administration was taking a both hard and placatory line toward the DPRK. They held an "olive branch" in one hand and an "arrow" in another hand, but the emphasis of the tactic was "arrow." The so-called "talks" alleged by the United States were only favorable conditions that Washington created for shooting the "arrow."

    It said the Obama administration responded to the DPRK's satellite launch by imposing sanctions, totally destroying the mood of the "talks." The Obama administration did not admit his fault, but smeared the DPRK as a tyranny or rogue nation.

    No matter what others say, the DPRK would do things in its own way, especially regarding the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue and the DPRK-U.S. relationship, the newspaper noted.

    On May 8, U.S. State Department spokesman Robert Wood said the United States would like to have bilateral talks with the DPRK that favor the six-party talks. However, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said last Thursday that they did not plan to compromise for the six-party talks.

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