The state Duma believes that the DPRK “100 years ready to live under sanctions”


MOSCOW, December 1. /TASS/. The DPRK is not ready to abandon its nuclear program, said on Friday, TASS Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei chepa, who was part of the delegation of Russian deputies visited the DPRK.

“The sanctions they [the DPRK] does not scare, definitely just because they are not ready to abandon its nuclear program. As we were told the head of the Parliament [of the DPRK], they are still 100 years are willing to live under these sanctions,” said Chepe.

According to him, the DPRK is not ready to return to the negotiations on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula due to the policy of the West. “They are clearly all aware of, give to understand that any saber rattling, any threat to anything won’t lead,” – said the Deputy.

As the Deputy noted, the DPRK authorities could refuse to conduct recent missile tests if the United States and South Korea have taken a step in the negotiation process, and not to escalate the situation.

“75 days of silence. And if the US and South Korea have made a single step in the direction of the talks, maybe there would be that start. But nothing the US did”, – said the Deputy in conversation with the correspondent of TASS.

He added that “while the DPRK was silent, USA, on the contrary, escalate the situation”. “A few cruisers cruised in the sea of Japan, it was announced that additional exercises that were perceived as continuing threats from the United States,” – said the Deputy.

While chepa assured that the deputies clearly stated Russia’s position condemning the missile tests. “Our position on condemnation of this launch was marked from the very beginning. We talked about the need for negotiations and double-freeze, on the gradual denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the cessation of all doctrines and disarmament”, – said the chepa.

However, according to him, in response, the DPRK said that the recent test was made “to counter the American threat” and “to achieve parity with the United States.” “All the Korean comrades took it as a great victory of the Korean people as a great achievement in economic and military spheres. Today North Korea is a holiday, the meetings are held”, – said the chepa.

In his view, in order to lead North Korea to negotiate in such a situation, “we need to stop the policy of deterrence, a policy of provocation” from the United States and South Korea.

Support Russia

Chepa also said that North Korea asks Russia to support the settlement of the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

“We met with the Minister of foreign Affairs, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Commission on foreign Affairs. They asked, spoke to us talked about the possibility of Russia’s participation in any settlement of the question [the situation on the Korean Peninsula]. They understand that without Russia no problem can not be resolved in the world”, – said the Deputy told TASS on Friday.

However, he noted that “Russian-Chinese road map on dual freezing is the only possible way to resolve the situation.”

“While they are to implement the proposals of Russia and China are not ready. They perceive U.S. policy as a threat. We were reminded about the problems that arose in Iran after signing the agreement with the six world powers (the Joint comprehensive plan of action – approx. TASS), and how the U.S. intends to break the “Iranian deal” – said the Deputy.

The delegation of the state Duma along the lines of “Friendship group”, headed by its coordinator Kazbek by Tinaevym visited the DPRK at the invitation of the Parliament of the country from 27 November to 1 December.

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