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KCNA Denounces U.S.-S. Korea Nexus in Missile Field

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

Pyongyang, November 8 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and south Korea are tightening the military nexus to round off the missile attack and interceptor system.

The U.S. recently approved of the "missile guidance agreement" keynote of which is to extend the missile range of south Korea from 300km to 800 km.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Panetta disclosed at a press conference held as regards the recent security consultative meeting with south Korea that the U.S. and south Korea continue discussing the issue of establishing the missile defense system (MD).

This is a product of the U.S. sinister hegemonic scenario to put south Korea under the MD while the pro-U.S. Lee Myung Bak regime remains in office at any cost.

The "missile guidance agreement" is not targeted against the DPRK only.

It is prompted by the strategic goal of the U.S. to lay a strategic siege to the Asian Continent and disturb peace and stability there and establish domination over the Asia-Pacific region.

It is by no means fortuitous that the U.S. hinted when meeting the demand of south Korea for the extension of the missile range that it would provide south Korea with information available from satellites and drones.

This would result in escalating the military confrontation between the north and south and threatening even the countries around the Korean Peninsula, thus giving further momentum to the arms race.

One may say that south Korea has already been plugged into the MD. Herein lies the gravity of the situation.

The second foreign and defense ministers' meeting between south Korea and the U.S. held in Washington in June agreed on the joint operation of the missile interceptor system under the pretext of "missile threat" from the DPRK.

South Korea advertised this system as a south Korean-style missile defense system -- "a conception of jointly operating the missile interceptor systems" of south Korea and the U.S. But, the U.S. saw to it that every operation ranging from establishing the system to providing equipment and technology was conducted under its consultation and supervision. This goes to prove that south Korea has virtually joined in the U.S.-led MD.

The MD ostensively pursues a defensive purpose but it is aimed, in actuality, at mounting a unilateral missile attack on the "enemy force".

That was the reason why the U.S. approved of the "missile guidance agreement" designed to bolster up the missile attack capability for invading the DPRK in collusion with south Korea while keeping it deeply involved in the MD.

The U.S.-south Korea nexus in missile field is to increase the capability for preemptive attack on the DPRK and its neighboring countries to all intents and purposes.

As proved by facts, the U.S. and south Korean bellicose forces are the arch criminals escalating the military confrontation and tension and increasing the danger of war on the Korean Peninsula and in its vicinity.

They are bound to face a thousand-fold punishment for their acts of gravely threatening peace and stability in the region.

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