S. Korea's Launch of Spy Satellite under Fire
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, August 1 (KCNA) -- South Korea launched a satellite aimed at spying on the north at a time when the situation is getting extremely tense on the Korean Peninsula due to the U.S. reckless sanctions and moves for a nuclear war against the north. This is a grave provocative act of straining the regional situation. A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland said this in an answer given to a question put by KCNA on Tuesday.
The satellite Arirang-2 launched by south Korea on July 28 is equipped with high resolution image cameras capable of discerning anything up to one meter size on the ground. The satellite with resolution less than one meter is subject to international control as it can be used for a military purpose, the spokesman noted, and continued:
The United States is conniving at and defending the launches of missiles and spy satellites by its allies and forces toeing its line, while unreasonably taking issue with the right thing done by the DPRK, posing no problem in the light of international law.
U.S. standards are not based on justice or international law but on a brigandish view on value aimed at meeting its aggressive purpose and holding world supremacy.
South Korea's recent launch of the satellite brought to light the aggressive nature, dual character and shamelessness of the U.S. racket against the DPRK.
The world should clearly see through the U.S. true colors and should not be mocked by it, we think.
We sound an alarm-bell to south Korea straining the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
The prevailing situation compels the north to step up its moves to bolster the invincible war deterrent for self-defence in every way under the banner of Songun.
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