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S. Korea-U.S. Joint Military Exercises under Fire

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

    Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- The "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises to be staged by the U.S. and south Korean armies from August 21 are a very dangerous military action and a test war aimed to complete the battle commanding and operational system of the aggressor forces for the provocation of a new Korean war and easily attain the purpose of the war. A commentary of Rodong Sinmun today says this.
    It goes on:
    The U.S. bellicose forces have been advertising the joint military drill as an annual one and, on the other hand, claiming that it is necessary for the "prevention of a war" but they can cover its aggressive nature and danger with nothing.
    There is no validity in somebody's "military threat" and the "prevention of a war" loudmouthed by the U.S.
    The whole nation in the north and the south of Korea are firmly advancing towards reunification in the idea of "By our nation itself." In the historical point of view, we had never infringed upon the security of the U.S. and, practically, there is nothing threatening the U.S.
    It is foolish behavior that the U.S. imperialists are trying to cover the criminal nature, purpose and danger of the drill with the advertisement of worn-out "threat of southward invasion" although they are escalating the tension of the Korean Peninsula. The "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises are very serious anti-DPRK war racket both in view of their scale and period.
    The U.S. imperialists are going to stage the exercises despite the unanimous opposition at home and abroad. It indicates that their attempt to unleash a war of aggression on the Korean Peninsula at any cost enters more dangerous phase. The above-said exercises are a precedent operation for the provocation of a war of aggression against the DPRK. The U.S. war-like forces should clearly know that any military racket can neither frighten the Korean people nor attain their aggressive purpose.
    The U.S. imperialists are well advised to stop the military gambling against peace which is driving the situation on the Korean Peninsula to the brink of a war.

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