Kosachev: the DPRK took the initiative on the situation around the Korean Peninsula

MOSCOW, March 6. /TASS/. The shift in inter-Korean process is a credit to Pyongyang’s further actions of the USA will show to what role the DPRK to Washington: as a threat or a chance to show their negotiability. This opinion was expressed on Tuesday, the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.

Previously head of national security under the President of South Korea Chung EUI-Yong, who headed a delegation that visited 5-6 March, the DPRK announced that Pyongyang during this visit reaffirmed the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. According to the representative of the Republic of Korea, the leader of North Korea during the talks with the South Korean delegation expressed its willingness to discuss the inclusion of the issue of the denuclearization in the agenda of possible negotiations between Pyongyang and the United States. Jung First Yong also reported that Pyongyang expressed readiness to freeze its missile and nuclear programme at the time of negotiations with the United States.

“North Korea, first, clearly took the initiative in a situation around the Peninsula. Secondly, it is indicative solves its problems with other Korean government, which had experienced anxiety about the threats from missile and nuclear neighbor,” Kosachev wrote on his page in Facebook.

In his opinion, the ball is now clearly on the side of Washington, not the two Koreas. “For security guarantees to North Korea might de facto not give South Korea, even the UN security Council and submitted them to the international community, but only the United States. They are the main threat to the DPRK and do not hide it, selecting the carrot of increased sanctions and threats including the use of force”, – said the Senator.

“The current shift in inter-Korean process is clearly on the balance of Pyongyang,” – said Kosachev.

The next step for US

The Senator said that Washington’s recent actions and agreements between the DPRK and South Korea can be perceived “as a kind of bluff, and the desire to use aggressive spirit of the White house as a pretext to continue efforts to build a North Korean military capabilities”. “So now you can understand what exactly the role of Pyongyang profitable Washington: the role of threat (like Iran, Russia, Syria), or the chance to demonstrate the negotiability, flexibility and responsibility of the United States as a world power. Something tells me that the enemy needed”, – added the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council.