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Cancellation of Plan for North-Targeted War Exercises Demanded

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

    Pyongyang, March 10 (KCNA) -- The south Korea-U.S. "Combined Forces Command" announced that it would stage RSOI and Foal Eagle joint military exercises from March 19 to 25. Rodong Sinmun Thursday observes in a signed commentary in this regard: The U.S.-projected large-scale saber rattling is obviously a grave military threat and provocation against the DPRK and a dangerous test war aimed at stifling it by force of arms.
    The aim sought by the U.S. through these war drills is to revive the suspended Team Spirit joint military exercises and examine and round off the overall preparations for a nuclear attack on the DPRK.
    What should not be overlooked is the fact that the U.S. is set to stage those large-scale war maneuvers against the DPRK while extremely aggravating the DPRK-U.S. nuclear stand-off. The Bush forces pretended to be interested in the settlement of the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. while talking about an early resumption of the six-party talks. They, however, slandered the DPRK as an "outpost of tyranny" at the outset of the year and have since deliberately bedeviled the DPRK-U.S. relations, keeping the door of the six-party talks closed. The U.S. projected joint war exercises clearly tell what their real intention is. Their talk about "peaceful settlement" of the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. is no more than hypocrisy as their real aim is to stifle the DPRK by force of arms, come what may.
    If the U.S. ignites a nuclear war, the DPRK will take a merciless counter-action with powerful means and remove all the sources of aggression and war from the Korean Peninsula.
    The U.S. and south Korean bellicose forces would be well advised to cancel at once their plan for north-targeted war exercises which would bring only a disgraceful destruction to them.

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