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KCNA Commentary Blasts U.S.-S. Korea Joint War Drills Targeting DPRK

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

Pyongyang, August 20 (KCNA) -- The U.S. imperialist aggressors and the south Korean regime of traitors finally kicked off Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military drills Monday despite the DPRK's repeated warnings.

Hurled into the drills which will last till August 31 are more than 30 000 U.S. imperialist aggression troops, 56 000 south Korean troops and at least 440 000 civilians. What should not be overlooked is that the U.S. has drawn even military personnel of its allies.

The ill-boding war rehearsal reminding one of the past June 25 war deserves curses as it is a serious challenge to the desire of the public at home and abroad for peace and detente on the Korean Peninsula, and a declaration of an all-out war against the DPRK.

The situation on the peninsula has reached the extremes in the wake of the disclosure of the attempt of hideous state-sponsored and politically-motivated terrorism that was pushed forward by the U.S. and the south Korean regime targeting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK.

Any contingency under the grim prevailing situation can immediately lead to a total war. This is a lesson drawn from the history of wars.

Holding war rehearsal like Ulji Freedom Guardian on the Korean Peninsula, one of the world's flashpoints, proves that the U.S. and south Korea's reckless attempt to ignite a new war has been deliberately put into the phase of practical implementation.

The warmongers amassed all kinds of war means on Yonphyong Island in the West Sea of Korea in which both sides stand in the most acute military standoff and the interests of many countries are intertwined, and have played up anti-DPRK war hysteria.

The south Korean regime hurled into the drills even mine-proof special vehicles out of a host of war hardware it brought from the U.S., openly disclosing their attempt at invasion through the operation of breaking through the Military Demarcation Line.

Blue Ridge, flagship of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet specializing in aggression overseas, and huge fleets and aviation troops and even nuclear strike means of the U.S. imperialists have been hurled into the drills. Clear is their aim.

The primary aim is to preempt strikes at the supreme headquarters of the Korean revolution and nuclear and missile bases and other strategic strongholds in the DPRK and occupy it and stage civilian operations in a bid to lay a political, economic and military foundation for creating a bridgehead for Asian invasion.

All facts prove who is an arch criminal destroying peace and security and a war provocateur in the Korean Peninsula.

The army and people of the DPRK are hardly repressing towering resentment at the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean regime which are working hard to ignite a war against the DPRK, not content with their attempt at the hideous state-sponsored terrorism hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK.

Should the U.S. and south Korean warmongers drop even a single shell and bullet on the inviolable territory and waters of the DPRK, its army and people will never miss the golden opportunity but wage a sacred war for national reunification.

The DPRK has invincible military muscle and self-defensive deterrent capable of mercilessly annihilating any aggressors, and Kim Jong Il's patriotism and single-minded unity which are more powerful than a nuclear weapon.

The field inspection of the most hotspot area in the southernmost part of the southwestern front by Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un is heartening the service personnel and people of the DPRK and their spirit of annihilating enemies is running high.

The army and people of the DPRK who are replete with the spirit of devotedly defending the leader and the country, confident of sure victory, will most mercilessly punish aggressors and provokers in the order of great brilliant commander of Mt. Paektu Kim Jong Un.

The world will see how the great country of Mt. Paektu deal deadly strikes at the warmongers and greet another war victory day under the leadership of the illustrious brilliant commander.

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