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KCNA Denounces US-S. Korea Joint Exercises

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- The U.S. imperialists and south Korean puppet warmongers Monday started joint military exercises for aggression Key Resolve and Foal Eagle across south Korea.

Huge armed troops of the U.S. forces and south Korean puppet army are combat-ready and groups for naval operations including a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier are deployed in the waters off south Korea. Strike flying corps including strategic bombers are ready to go into action.

This is another grave move taken by the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces to escalate the confrontation with the DPRK and ignite a war, opposed to the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Herein lies a true aim sought by the group of traitors in south Korea in deliberately torpedoing the preliminary talks for opening the north-south high-level military talks arranged with much effort to defuse the military tension on the Korean Peninsula.

As already known, south Korea has consistently responded with ceaseless frantic war exercises targeted against the DPRK to the proposal for opening wide-ranging dialogue between the north and the south made in the joint statement of the government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK.

The day following the publication of the statement the Air Operation Command of the south Korean puppet army let gun-ships fly in the sky above Yangphyong area of Kyonggi Province and fire machine guns and missiles, kicking up a war atmosphere. The 5th Infantry Division of the army, a brigade for special warfare of the navy, the 103rd fighter squadron under the 8th combat flying corps of the air force, etc. of south Korea staged field tactical drills, exercises for naval infiltration, dropping bombs and strafing with offensive war equipment involved.

Whenever the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises were staged around the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. blustered that the nuclear-powered carrier George Washington would be dispatched there and it was necessary to cope with somebody's "local war."

This is a blatant challenge and perfidy to the DPRK which has made ceaseless efforts and showed magnanimity to ensure dialogue and peaceful environment on the peninsula.

Key Resolve and Foal Eagle are bound to drive the north-south relations to more serious catastrophe and increase the danger of war on the peninsula.

The army and people of the DPRK will counter with their own-style strike method against those who dare challenge its dignified socialist system through their adventurous joint saber-rattling.

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