Here's an old post I made on the subject,
DPRK′s Satellites for Peaceful Purposes to Continue Orbiting Space: KCST Spokesman
Pyongyang, April 19 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korean Committee for Space Technology (KCST) Thursday released the following statement:
Since the KCST's announcement of the planned launch of satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 on March 16, the issue of the DPRK's satellite launch has become topic of debate in the world.
Those who sympathize with truth and love justice were unanimous in praising the plan with much expectation.
But, the unjust and ill-tempered hostile forces have worked hard to mislead public opinion with groundless assertions and sophism.
It is their brigandish assertion and their lackey's nonsensical talk that the DPRK should not be allowed to launch a satellite for peaceful purposes.
They claim that as Kwangmyongsong-3 was launched by Unha carrier rocket, it was not a satellite but a long-range missile and it, therefore, seriously threatened the U.S. mainland and Japanese archipelago and made south Korea unstable.
Finally, they made a far-fetched assertion that the DPRK's launch of the above-said satellite was "a violation" of the UNSC resolution and a grave "violation" of the DPRK-U.S. agreement and a military "provocation" to them.
We would like to ask them whether the U.S. and other satellite launchers have ever launched their satellites after getting approval from someone and has there ever been a precedent that satellites lifted by carrier rockets of other countries were not termed satellites. Did the U.S. or Japan lift their satellites with puffs of breath or with magic strength?
We have never recognized the UNSC resolution, a product of sinister intentions of the hostile forces. Moreover, it does not contain any paragraph banning satellite launch of the DPRK.
The February 29 DPRK-U.S. agreement has no paragraph banning the satellite launch of the DPRK, except the paragraph which says the U.S. respects the sovereignty of the DPRK and no longer antagonizes it.
The KCST clarifies the following principled stand after coolly following the moves of different forces before and after the DPRK's satellite launch for peaceful purposes:
1. It is necessary to eliminate as early as possible such special class stooges as traitor Lee in order to develop space science and technology of the nation as required by the age of knowledge-based economy.
By origin, Lee Myung Bak is an underwit with 2MB of knowledge in terms of science and technology and he lacks even elementary scientific thinking ability.
He claimed that the DPRK's satellite launch was a product of "arms race," unable to distinguish a satellite from a long-range missile. This is because he is such underwit that he is unable to judge even the most elementary issue of politics and military affair.
2. In order to put space science and technology on orbit, it is necessary to shatter all the obstructions of the hostile forces in the field of science and technology, too, and firmly protect the sovereignty of the country.
Sovereignty is what keeps the country and the nation alive.
Any country and nation deprived of its sovereignty is more dead than alive.
That is why the Korean people have as ever struggled with the indomitable faith and will that they cannot abandon the sovereignty of the country and the nation though they may sacrifice their lives.
To launch satellites is the DPRK's legitimate right to independence and it is an exercise of sovereignty in line with the Outer Space Treaty which stipulates the use of space for peaceful purposes shall be the right of all countries. Accordingly, the U.S. or any other existing satellite launchers are not entitled to interfere in the DPRK's satellite launch for peaceful purpose.
No matter how loudly the U.S. and Japanese reactionaries and their followers may cry and no matter how frantically the Lee Myung Bak group of rats may squeak, the DPRK's satellites for peaceful purposes will be put into space one after another. -0-
Last edited by Maes on Apr 20 2012 at 08:51