The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday demanded a
"thorough and understandable" investigation into the nuclear materials produced
in the South Korea's experiments.
The DPRK also refused to accept the inspection results by the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the suspicious nuclear experiments in South
Korea, and warned it won't give up its nuclear deterrent force until a "thorough
and understandable" investigation is made.
"The DPRK can't recognize the results of three inspections made by the IAEA
so far and will remain skeptical about the results of further inspections," the
official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)said in a commentary.
"The continued disclosure of nuclear-related secret experiments since
September prove that south Korea has pursued a nuclear development program for
the past more than two decades," said the commentary, adding that "it pose a
grave threat to the peace on the Korean Peninsula and regional stability."
The commentary assailed the United States of applying double standards. "The
US has manipulated the IAEA to drag on its inspection of nuclear research
centers in south Korea...and the IAEA showed tendency to downplay the case," it
"It is the consistent stand of the DPRK to make the whole Korean Peninsula
nuclear free,"it said.
"The DPRK can never dismantle its self-defensive nuclear deterrent force
unless a thorough and understandable probe is made into south Korea's nuclear
issue," warned the commentary.