U.S. threats pushing towards proliferation of nuclear weapon - Zyuganov
MOSCOW. Nov 6 (Interfax) - North Korea will not renounce its nuclear program because it is a form of protection from the United States which shows no intention of dropping its policy of blackmail and threats, Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov said.
"The North Koreans will not renounce their nuclear program. Why should they? Will the Americans renounce threats and blackmail? The nuclear program is a form of protection," Zyuganov told Interfax on Monday.
"The DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] leadership is well aware of the fate of Slobodan Milosevic, Saddam Hussein [and] Muammar Gaddafi," he said.
"America's blackmail, shameless policy, endless threats - these are pushing toward proliferation of nuclear weapon, that's the whole problem," the Communist leader said.
On November 1-8 Moscow and St. Petersburg are hosting festivities to mark the centenary of the October 1917 revolution.
The events are attended by Zyuganov and representatives from 120 political parties from over 80 countries, 20 international democratic organizations and a number of left-wing parties and movements.
Earlier Ivan Melnikov, first deputy chairman of the Russian Communist Party's central committee, told Interfax that a delegation from the DPRK Workers' Party would attend the festivities.
"Of course our friends from the Workers' Party of Korea have been invited and will attend the events marking the centenary of the Great October. This is consistent and logical," Melnikov said.